The new Culinary Arts teacher, Chef Marius Orsolini, has always had a passion for cooking. His first experience cooking was when he was five years old when he helped his mother in the kitchen. He felt as if he was discovering a new world, with enthusiasm. Every time he cooks, he feels a surging passion.
“Creating something new with all the ingredients and colors is exciting,” he commented.
Chef Orsolini always tries to ignite a passion for cooking in his students.
“[My teaching methods have improved over the years by] just getting to know what excites the students and [trying] to incorporate that in the kitchen, while also keeping it healthy and fresh,” he explained.
In 2018, Chef Orsolini’s former student at Jupiter High School, Collin O’Dwyer, won the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Student of the Year award, and Chef Orsolini was also nominated for the CTE Teacher of the Year award.
Chef Orsolini has been a teacher for 8 years, and finds it to be rewarding.
“I love sharing my knowledge and watching the students create recipes is a great thing, especially when they are successful,” he shared.
Chef Orsolini has been teaching at Fort Lauderdale High School for half a year. The thing he enjoys most about the school so far is his kitchen.
“It’s big, it has nice equipment, and it’s fairly new and a lot of work went into building it.
“I can’t wait to start cooking in it.”
Before becoming a teacher, Chef Orsolini was a restaurant owner who ran his restaurant strictly and precisely, believing that everything has a time and place. He greatly appreciated all the hard work his team put into their work every day.
He summarized his mantra succinctly: “One man starts the business, the team makes it successful.”
We hope to see many Culinary Arts students discovering a new world in the kitchen with a surging passion under the guidance of Chef Orsolini.
This article is part of our series on new teachers in the 2020-21 school year. To see the full list of new teachers, click here.
Editor’s note: This article is an updated version of an article by the same name published earlier today. The previous version was published by mistake. I apologize for this error.
-Benjamin Schnirman, editor