To Jeff Beard and to FLIK Independent School Dining,
As a teacher, Head of House, but MOSTLY a parent, I want to express my deepest gratitude to your company for bringing Chef Jet Tila to campus yesterday. As an educator, I cannot remember a time when I saw so many students (and faculty) totally engaged for a length of time. I have sat through many special assemblies at schools in my many years of teaching and this one was very different. I looked around during Chef Jet's presentation and I saw no phones out (except to snap pics), no sleeping, eye rolling, etc. Instead, I saw real live active learning coming in the form of a Food Network superstar.
As a parent, all I can tell you is THANK YOU! My sons, both 11th grade boys, could not stop talking about Chef Jet. As you may know, part of school's mission statement is to "Learn With Passion." Chef Jet probably has no idea how, in a very short presentation, he inspired so many students to do just that. My boys were thrilled by his presentation, and isn't that what school is about?