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Buck-Taylor Appointed to Culinary School Advisory Board

August 21, 2014

NEW MILFORD—State Rep. Cecilia Buck-Taylor has been appointed to the Advisory Board for the Community Culinary School of Northwestern Connecticut, an organization that empowers unemployed and underemployed adults to succeed by providing them with job and life skills to qualify for positions in the food service industry.

“It will be an honor to work alongside people who support this program that’s had such a positive impact on the lives of people in this region,” said Buck-Taylor, who serves the 67th General Assembly District. “I look forward to helping in the effort to grow the school’s influence and its ability to prepare people for the workforce.”

The school operates out of St. John’s Episcopal Church in downtown New Milford. The school’s 25th class is underway, and so far the organization has achieved a 95 percent job placement rate. Food produced in its classes is distributed to the hungry through the New Milford Food Bank.

Earlier this year, the school received a $5,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation—money to be used for coursework covering topics such as job application processes and interview skills.

In its announcement of Buck-Taylor’s appointment to the Advisory Board, school officials credited the first-term legislator and state Sen. Clark Chapin for their support of its endeavors.

For information about the Community Culinary School of Northwestern Connecticut, visit