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It’s cake week as we go into the home stretch with our current culinary arts class! Our students are tapping into levels of creativity that prior to this experience some of them didn’t even know they were capable of - we are so proud of their progress!
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #cake #bake #culinary #futurechefs #futurebaker #bakery #chefsofinstagram #ocnonprofit #ocbakery #ocfoodies


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We are so proud to see another OGI graduate fulfilling their dream! Lourdes wanted to work in a bakery after she completed our Culinary Arts Program - she now works at @cremacafe and as you can she she loves it and they love her! Keep up the great work Lourdes! We are SO happy for you! Thank you @cremacafe for hiring our graduates!
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #cremacafe #partner #success #dreamscometrue #bake #baker #bakery #bakerslife


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So happy to see one of our amazing OGI graduates today at @spoletoitalian - so proud of you Dallas!!
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #partnership #collaboration #chefsofinstagram #spoletoitalian #success


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Thank you to Pearson’s Port for donating fish and demonstrating how to work with them for our culinary students last night
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #collaboration #partnership #pearsonsport #culinary #fish #chefsofinstagram #chefsinthemaking


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Amazing before/after photos of the amazing work that @benny_yu and @elpozodevida are doing in Mexico City - rescuing vulnerable girls off the streets and empowering them towards a bright future-great example of the power of collaboration and what can happen when people work together in unity!
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #elpozodevida #Mexico


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What a joy to catch up with OGI graduate Rosy today! She has been working at @spoletoitalian on Campus in Irvine for several months now and absolutely LOVES it! The management team recently awarded her “Employee of the Region” because she is doing such a great job for them! We are SO proud of you Rosy! Keep up the great work! Thank you @spoletoitalian for hiring our graduates!!
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #spoletoitalian #spoleto #occheflife #ocrestaurants #makingadifference #dreamscometrue


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Fruit Tarts, Mini Quiches and Macarons tonite!! Thank you so much Chef Rita from @mcakessweets for teaching our students to make authentic macarons! We also learned about effective conflict resolution in the workplace during our life skills...
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #culinary #culinaryart #pastry #futurechefs #bake #chefsofinstagram #food #conflictresolution


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#Repost @opengateintl
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So honored to have Professor Kelly Galindo filming for her documentary @26secondsdoc in our class with us today...link in our bio shows a sneak peek of the film...
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #26secondsdoc #endhumantrafficking #collaborate #collaboration #partnership


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So honored to have Professor Kelly Galindo filming for her documentary @26secondsdoc in our class with us today...link in our bio shows a sneak peek of the film...
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #26secondsdoc #endhumantrafficking #collaborate #collaboration #partnership


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Our own @chefcinthia_opengateintl and @hello_gorgeous33 talking to attendees of the @mixacademy about @opengateintl Spanish classes beginning in June...link in bio for more information....
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #mixacademy #futurechefs #spanish #culinary #vocationaltraining


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Everybody loves cake night! Thank you to @chefstorm92 & @chef_jonny.cruz for stopping by to encourage our students and thank you @rennewportbeach and @cremacafe for hiring OGI graduates!!
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #cake #cakedecorating #chefsofinstagram #culinary #culinaryart #bake


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#Repost @deidrepujolsadventures ・・・
In a beautiful small town in Moldova @opengateintl has partnered with some amazing ladies to train the youth in culinary arts! This spot had a remodel and it’s been such a blessing to be a part of! •


#moldova #changing lives #culinaryarts #vocationaltraining #cooking #cookingschool #chefsofinstagram #igfood #foodofinstagram #instafood #deidrepujols #opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin


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Such a fantastic evening celebrating “A Taste of India” with our San Diego Culinary Arts Program students...not only learning authentic Indian cuisine, but salads from around the world as well as life skills about honor, respect & focusing on your strengths...
#opengateintl #B5foundation #discoveringyourherowithin #partnership #collaboration #culinary #culinaryarts


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Pasta Night! A favorite of all our culinary students...also learning critical life skills to identify areas of arrogance and pride in our lives as well as learning to exam our motives regularly....special shout out to our new friend Tony from @thehalalguyssocal for stopping by to encourage our students!!


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Inspired by his recent trip to Mumbai, Chef @brentsouthcombe taught our culinary students how to make red lentil dahl and fresh naan today....delicious!!
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #indianfood #dahl #naan #chef #chefsofinstagram #culinary


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We absolutely love it when OGI alumni come back to encourage new students and volunteer in the class...thank you Mariana & @chef_jonny.cruz - we are SO proud of you! Also thank you @cremacafe for hiring our graduates!!!
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #crema #partnership #chefsofinstagram #cheflife #bake #bakery #collaborate


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This week’s focus life skills were excellence, integrity, and ethics. What does excellence in character at work mean to you? How can you strive to make excellence a habit and an expectation?


#excellence #ethics #integrity #lifeskills #empowerment #opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #culinary #cheflife


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Thank you to one of our official food sponsors @cpacificfoods for inviting us to participate in this community event today! In partnership with @kidsaroundtheworld we assembled 40,000 meals in 2 hours this morning! These meals will be shipped to Uganda to feed children in various impoverished regions in that country...
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #OGIServes #partnership #kidsaroundtheworld #feedthehungry #cpacific


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Tonight our new students are learning the importance of being consistently enthusiastic in the workplace and how that can pave the way for future promotions...then transitioning right into the culinary lesson where Chef Brent is teaching traditional French knife cuts...
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #enthusiasm #culinary #chefsofinstagram #knifeskills #lifeskills #cheflife #futurechefs #acfchefs


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Join in live (1:15pm EST) as @opengateintl Chief Catalyst @deidrepujols55 addresses the subject of eugenics and Down syndrome at the @unitednations - link in bio to watch live...
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #downsyndrome #unitednations #eugenics


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Great days of training with our friends in India at @visionrescue and @bijuthampy @secunda81 - we are excited to see these social enterprises being raised up to grow towards a self-sustainable life for these beautiful people...
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #visionrescue #india #mumbai #socialgood #socialenterprise #selfsustaining


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What an amazing day at the @unitednations celebrating International Women’s Day with the @unwomenforpeace luncheon...we met so many new friends and look forward to developing relationships that will lead to changed lives around the world...
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #unitednations #unwomenforpeace


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So honored to meet The First Lady of Panama Lorena Castillo De Varela - she received the Leadership Award today at the @unwomenforpeace event...
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin
#internationalwomensday
#zerodiscrimination #cerodiscriminación


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What an honor to celebrate International Women’s Day at the @unwomenforpeace Annual Awards Luncheon...
#unwomenforpeace #opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #internationalwomensday #unitednations


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As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we encourage you to always be on the lookout for ways you can empower someone....this trip to Cambodia where Deidre met this precious little girl impacted her so deeply, it was one of the catalysts that propelled her to create @opengateintl which is now touching lives all over the world...
#opengateintl #repost @opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin
#internationalwomensday
#changinglives


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As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we encourage you to always be on the lookout for ways you can empower someone....this trip to Cambodia where Deidre met this precious little girl impacted her so deeply, it was one of the catalysts that propelled her to create @opengateintl which is now touching lives all over the world...
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin
#internationalwomensday
#changinglives


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Great to catch up with our @strikeoutslavery friends @destiny_rescue today! Thank you @corynickols and @jewelzcast for stopping by our culinary arts class!
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #collaborate #strategic #partnership #destinyrescue


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Every Thursday & Friday on my way home from culinary class, I see our graduate Eric Johnson waiting at the bus stop...he is on his way to a career he loves working in the pastry section at @nobunewportbeach - such a great example of what @opengateintl is doing in Orange County and beyond...link in bio to see how you can get involved...
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#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #changinglives #nobunewportbeach #culinary #cheflife #pastry #nobu


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As we round the corner to head toward the finish line & graduation this Friday, our culinary students have their last life skills lesson with Judy...they learn the importance of determination & commitment...we are so proud of all they have accomplished in 8 short weeks...
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #determination #commitment #lifeskills #culinary #vocationaltraining #graduation


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We are thrilled to announce Carolyn Roberts as the newest member to join the Open Gate International team! Carolyn is a Southern California native and grew up in Costa Mesa. She attended Costa Mesa High School and then continued her education at Orange Coast College following graduation. She has worked the last 8 years in the print industry and used her analytical skills as a print estimator. She progressed within the company, eventually moving into management and working directly under the CEO. Carolyn has also had design experience, and has been creating holiday installations and event décor for the past 10 years. She’s excited to bring both her creative and methodical abilities to Open Gate International! Welcome Carolyn!.
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#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #wearegrowing #changinglives


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Meet Aneka...a current @opengateintl student - she’s getting ready to graduate next Friday...we celebrate Aneka’s hard work and dedication during her amazing culinary journey....today we found out her dream of being a baker came true as she was hired by our friends at @zukkeekitchen - Congratulations Aneka! We are so proud of you!!! And thank you @zukkeekitchen for hiring @opengateintl graduates!!
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#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #success #zukkeekitchen #glutenfree #bakery #collaboration #empoweringwomen #culinary #future #employment #vocationaltraining #chefsofinstagram #food #thehoodkitchen


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Choux Pastry and Macarons for our day class!! Thanks again to Chef Rita from @mcakessweets for teaching us and sharing her tips on making the perfect macaron! Life Skill today is the importance of learning to be a good team player...
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#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #pastry #macarons #choux #lifeskills #teamplayer #team #teamwork #culinary #food #chef #cheflife #chefsofinstagram #futurechefs #empowerment #vocationaltraining #


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Macarons, choux pastry, tarts and omelettes tonite! Thank you @mcakessweets for being the guest chef and teaching our students tonite! Thanks to @opengateintl alumni Don Jones for stopping by and jumping straight into the dishes! We appreciate you!!!
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #futurechefs #acfchefs #mcakessweets #culinary #culinaryart #food #pastry #chouxpastry #chefsofinstagram #chef #cheflife #vocational #training #macarons


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Thank you to Dennis & @kssmith32 for hosting a development dinner for @opengateintl last night...we appreciate you both and are so grateful for your commitment and dedication to the vision of our organization... Together we empower vulnerable populations through training and employment...
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#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #workforcedevelopment #partnership #fundraising #ochomeassociates #vision #collaboration #ocevents #ocnonprofit #orangecounty #california #dreambig


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Current OGI student @saladallas has a unique way of making sure he remembers our life skill lessons!! Chef @brentsouthcombe teaching art with chocolate today!!
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#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #chefsinthemaking #cheflife #chef #chefsofinstagram #futurechefs #chocolate #chocolateart #lifeskills #confidence


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Students built their own cakes from start to finish tonight giving them a chance to discover creative gifts they never knew they had! Also a huge thank you to current OGI student @hello_gorgeous33 for teaching us how to make authentic mole with chicken and amazing Spanish rice...
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#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #chef #cheflife #chefsinthemaking #chefsofinstagram #cake #cakedecorating #food #culinary #culinaryart #culinaryclass #chefsoninstagram #creative #creativity #empowerment


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Lots of happy faces tonite as our students take us to Germany for homemade spätzle and Hungary for goulash....sponge cake bases as mis-en-place for tomorrow’s French gateaux decorating...life lesson tonite is the importance of confidence and not doubting ourselves...
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #culinary #truecooks #futurechefs #culinaryart #chefsofinstagram #food #chefsinthemaking #spätzle #goulash #gateaux #bake #confidence #dontdoubtyourself #cheflife #chef


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A big thank you to @eatnorthitalia for hiring graduates from our culinary arts program! We appreciate your support and encouragement...
#northitalia #opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #cheflife #culinary #partnership #vocational #training #success #dreamcometrue


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Homemade Pasta & Bolognese Sauce...students are learning all aspects of cuisine including the importance of plating and appearance....after all, we eat with our eyes first...
#pasta #culinary #training #futurechefs #opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #food #cheflife #successful #chefsofinstagram


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“I never knew that’s how people saw me!!! This is great!!”....
- Current OGI Student

Such a powerful life skills lesson...living from a position of strength not weakness...
What a great treat to have a previous @opengateintl graduate @chefryansharpnack visit us today to encourage our current students - Ryan’s dream was to make fresh pasta working at @eatnorthitalia and today he is doing just that!!! @chefryansharpnack we are SO proud of you!!!
Thank you @eatnorthitalia for hiring @opengateintl graduates!!!
#success #acfchefs #opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #lifeskills #strengths #northitalia #chef #chefsofinstagram #food #culinary #culinaryart #cheflife #pasta


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Homemade Garlic Aioli for our German Potato Salad today...we also learned about honor & respect and how those life skills will help propel you towards promotion in your career...
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #culinary #food #culinaryclass #chefsofinstagram #futurechefs #acfchefs #thehoodkitchen #liquidiamondknives #honor #respect #lifeskills


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Tonight’s Life Skill was “Strengths”...an opportunity for our students to be evaluated by their peers after knowing each other for only four short weeks...such a confidence booster as most students discover things about themselves they never realized people saw in them...
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #strengths #confidence #lifeskills #futurechefs #culinary #training #goals


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Salads from around the world tonite...our students are at the half way mark in their class and some have already interviewed for their new full time positions in the culinary industry!
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #futurechefs #cheflife #culinary #culinaryart #food #salad #gourmet #liquidiamondknives


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What an honor to participate in this event today with our friends @kwve & @sandraclementsmorgan from @vugcwj - Thank you for leading the way in the fight against human trafficking in Orange County, CA and around the world...together we will @strikeoutslavery
#humantraffickingawarenessmonth #opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #prayforfreedom #vugcwj #kwave #collaborate #endhumantrafficking #strikeoutslavery


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Beautiful art from our culinary students today!! So proud of their progress!!
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #foodart #chef #cheflife #futurechefs #food #liquidiamondknives


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So honored to have our partners @donbrewsteraim and Stephanie from @aim_org with us today! @lelandalden from @aim_org is training with @brentsouthcombe & @judylamborn for the next few weeks and will return to Cambodia to begin their culinary program with survivors of human trafficking...
#humantraffickingawarenessmonth #chef #opengateintl #agapeinternationalmissions #culinary #culinarytraining #collaborate #discoveringyourherowithin


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So proud of @opengateintl Culinary Arts Program students! Creating beautiful fruit plates and our twist on the classic BLT using homemade potato bread and garlic aioli....
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #culinary #culinarytraining #chef #cheflife #food #empowerment #empoweringwomen #empoweringmen


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This past weekend we launched a new Culinary Arts Program in San Diego - in collaboration with the @b5foundation 20 new students are on their way to a brighter future in the culinary industry!
#opengateintl #B5Foundation #discoveringyourherowithin #collaboration #culinary #vocationaltraining #futurechef #chef #cheflife #empowerment


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Great piece by the Council on Foreign Relations on different forms of modern day slavery... @opengateintl works with survivors of modern day slavery helping them with vocational training and employment which leads to a self-sustained and fulfilled life....link to full CFR article in our bio...
#humantraffickingawarenessmonth #geteducated #opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin


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What a pleasant surprise to have @opengateintl graduate @chefstorm92 drop in tonite to encourage our new students...Storm is doing so well at his new job, he is being cross trained in other areas...Keep up the great work @chefstorm92 and thank you @thedukehotelnewportbeach for hiring OGI graduates!
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #cheflife #culinary #success


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Look who we ran into today working for @preppedbybec using her Liquidiamond Knife she received at graduation from our Culinary Arts Program - @kypes13 we are SO PROUD of you! Keep up the excellent work!! Thank you @preppedbybec for hiring @opengateintl graduates!!


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Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day and our friend @benjaminnolot at @exoduscry has released an amazing video you need to watch and share! Link to full video in our bio...
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#humantraffickingawarenessmonth #nationalhumantraffickingawarenessday #humantraffickingawarenessday #opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #exoduscry


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The first @opengateintl herb garden is in the ground! These herbs will be used to help facilitate our California Culinary Arts Program and teach our students the importance of fresh herbs in all cuisines as well as how easy it is to save money by growing them yourself.
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#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #culinary #culinarytraining #herbgarden #gardentotable #freshherbs


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Words of wisdom from our friend Gary Haugen @ijm - January is #humantraffickingawarenessmonth - click the link in our bio to hear the powerful story of one human trafficking survivor who refuses to be silent...
#educateyourself
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin


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Read about @opengateintl CEO/Founder @deidrepujols_opengatetravel recent trip to Moldova to visit the amazing work that our team is doing there....temporary link to full story in our bio...
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin


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We love and appreciate our partnership with @sandraclementsmorgan! Such a rich time together today talking about @vugcwj and the amazing work they do to educate the community and fight against human trafficking in Orange County and globally...thank you for who you are and all you do!!
#vanguarduniversity #gcwj #opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #collaboration #studytheissues #beavoice #makeadifference


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What a fantastic day of meeting new friends and collaborating with our San Diego counterparts! Thank you to San Diego District Attorney @summerstephan and LaVerne Davis of the @b5foundation for coming alongside @opengateintl in our quest to assist vulnerable populations through training and employment...
#opengateintl #collaboration #culinary #sandiego #vocationaltraining #discoveringyourherowithin


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We are so proud of @opengateintl Culinary Arts Program Graduate @chefstorm92! He was featured along with Chef Sean & his team at @thedukehotelnewportbeach on their @instagram page! Great job @chefstorm92! Keep up the great work!
#thedukehotelnewportbeach #opengateintl #collaborate #discoveringyourherowithin #chef #culinary #food #ocnonprofit #dreamcometrue


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So much has been accomplished in our first year! With the help of our friends and partners, we were able to graduate fifty students from our Orange County Culinary Arts Program! We are currently expanding to San Diego and hopefully into Los Angeles in 2018 as well as continuing much needed projects in Moldova, Mexico, Cambodia and India...we were also able to host the first human trafficking awareness event in @mlb history @strikeoutslavery at Angel Stadium of Anaheim thanks to @albertpujols @deidrepujols55 and the @angels - On this #givingtuesday we are asking for your support in order to help even more people...thank you again to everyone who gave so generously to us this year...we couldn’t have done it without you and we appreciate your commitment to the vision of @opengateintl -
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#givingtuesday #opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin #endhumantrafficking #vocationaltraining #empowerment #nonprofit #giveback #socialgood #ocnonprofit #charity #culinary #floraldesign #positive #lifeskills #change


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A few more photos courtesy of @adornpremiums from our recent Culinary Arts Program Graduation...enrollment is still open for our next session beginning January 9 in Costa Mesa. There are only a few spots remaining...if you would like to apply for one of them, please visit the link in our bio...
Special thanks to our official knife sponsor @liquidiamondknives for their continued support of our efforts to help vulnerable populations in Orange County through training and employment in the culinary industry...
#opengateintl #culinary #culinarytraining #lifeskills #discoveringyourherowithin #vocation #food #liquidiamond


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Today a dream comes true for Sam, one of our recent Culinary Arts Program graduates...pictured here with Disney’s Executive Chef Adam Brown, Sam is so excited to be interviewing for a position in their culinary department...congratulations Sam! We are so proud of you!!
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin
#disneyland
#culinary


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Congratulations to OGI Culinary Arts Graduate Eric Johnson who works at the fabulous @nobunewportbeach with Chef Frank @thecuisinier - Eric was recently promoted to the pastry section...great job Eric! We are so proud of you! Keep up the great work!
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin
#nobunewportbeach
#culinaryarts


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We are so proud of our team in Moldova and the amazing work they have been doing! Click the link in our bio for the full story!
#opengateintl #discoveringyourherowithin


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There are still a few spots available for our upcoming winter session...Open Gate International Culinary graduates are in demand! Have you always dreamed of working in the culinary industry but could never see a clear path to get there? Let us help! Open Gate International exists to help the oppressed, powerless, endangered and neglected by offering a global alternative training and employment...What do you see for 2018? A brand new start could be right around the corner for you...apply today to be considered for enrollment...link to application is in our bio...


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