The diverse student body at ICE attracts many different people. With a wide variety of age, experience, and goals, no two ICE students are alike. We like to share snapshots of life inside the classrooms with a look at ICE students. Julia Heffelfinger came to ICE to pursue her dream of working on the Food Network — a long way from early morning hockey practice in Minnesota! We asked her to tell us more about how her interest in food developed and her goals after culinary school.
Where do you come from?
I come from Minnesota, but was at college at Wesleyan University in Connecticut for the past four years.
How did your interest in food develop?
I am from a big foodie family! After a long day my mom and I would catch up and spend time making dinner together. I owe my knowledge and passion for food to her! What really solidified my passion for food has to be my after school dates with the Food Network. As young as nine or 10, I would come home, make a snack, and sit and watch Ina Garten and Giada De Laurentis while I did my homework. Even today there is nothing more soothing to me than the sounds of the Food Network. More…