My name is Luis Pagan, I was
born in Chicago, Illinois where I spent about four years. After that, I moved
to Peru until I was 18, a time when I had to enlist in the Selective Service
system here in the United States. Peru is a country with a rich history and
I served my country by enlisting
in the U.S. Army, a duty that I accomplished very proudly.
I attended Colorado Technical University
where I achieved my bachelor’s in Visual Communications with a major in Graphic
Design and Marketing. I also have two associate’s degrees from Pikes Peak
Community College; I got my associate’s degree in Culinary Arts and another in Restaurant
I’ve been attracted to cooking
food since I was young due to the fact that my mother owned two very popular
restaurants in Lima, Peru. Since that age, I felt that cooking was my niche.
I also owned a restaurant in
Colorado Springs for 3 years, but I still felt the itch to do some mentorship
to new cooks and share the knowledge that I’ve learned throughout the years. This
is why I sold my restaurant and when I began what is the best accomplishment of
my life; to be a culinary instructor.
short biography would not be complete, if I didn’t mention the opportunity that
I received from Chef Robert Hudson; he has inspired me to achieve new goals in
this field, and was the first person who believed that I could be part of the
excellent team of instructors that we have here at PPCC.