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Mar 4, 2021, 1:05

Baker College of Port Huron Student Featured in National Parent Magazine

Gavin Pierce, a student at Baker College of Port Huron’s Culinary Institute of Michigan (CIM), was highlighted in the Fall 2014 edition of Life with Teens, a magazine published quarterly by TeenLife Media for parents.

The article highlighted reasons to consider careers in trade professions and featured teens who have chosen to do just that. Pierce, a rising young chef, is a prime example. He is earning an associate degree in culinary arts at the CIM Port Huron and recently won a silver medal at a regional cooking competition.

“Gavin is an outstanding young chef, and displays a great amount of passion for the profession,” said Thomas Recinella, CEC, ACE, AAC, CIM Port Huron program director and COURSES Restaurant executive chef. “He enjoys engaging all five senses and blending his artistic work into the equation. That type of passion is unique, and I know that an impressive future lies ahead for him.”

Pierce, 18, of Warren, has known for many years that he wanted to turn his love for cooking into a career. His mother, who took on the responsibility of home schooling Gavin and his three siblings, supported this interest and incorporated cooking-related activities into his curriculum. The support of his family has set him up to succeed as a young chef.

In addition to his coursework at Baker College, Pierce has worked for more than two years at a French pastry shop, serving as an apprentice to the pastry chef, performing barista work and preparing salads and sandwiches.

To view the digital version of the Life with Teens magazine, visit