Show 559, January 6, 2024: Chef Keith Corbin and Shelbi Johnson, The LA Chef Con / LATTC Student Mentorship Program

Keith Corbin of Alta Adams

One of the new programming elements in the recently concluded LA Chef Conference 2023 was the activation of the LA Chef Con / Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC) Student Mentorship Program. Five outstanding LATTC Culinary Arts Pathway Students were each awarded $1,000 and then paired with a leading industry mentor for one year with the objective of furthering their growth and education on the Culinary Arts. The Mentorship Program was funded by a grant from Lawry’s Restaurants.

One of the Mentorship Program’s recipients is LATTC Culinary Arts Pathway student Shelbi Johnson. Shelbi has been paired with Chef/Proprietor Keith Corbin of Alta Adams in Los Angeles. We’ll meet them both.

Alta Adams in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles just celebrated their 5th Anniversary. New operating hours for 2024 are Dinner served Tuesday through Sunday and Brunch service Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

When Shelbi was previously a high school student at LACES in the C-CAP Program she was one of 2 winners in the Beaver Creek Recipe Soup Contest. She was awarded a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to Beaver Creek, Colorado.