Chef Instructor Kearny High School
For seven years, Matt Barone has developed, implemented, grown, and sustained the food safety programming at Kearny High School in Kearny, New Jersey. Through the Culinary Arts program, over 300 students annually earn their ServSafe certificate with a greater than 90% success rate, year after year.

The Culinary Arts program has opened the doors for hundreds of students to attend college or gain employment in the foodservice industry regardless of socioeconomic status, and has been instrumental in students receiving scholarships from schools including The Culinary Institute of America, Johnson & Wales University, and Monroe School of Culinary Arts.
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