Sara Siebrecht

Major: Culinary Food Science
Minor/option/emphasis: Hospitality Management
Company/Organization: Aspen Meadows Resort
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Destination: Aspen, CO
Timeframe: Summer
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I worked in a full-service resort kitchen in the middle of the mountains this summer. My responsibilities included preparing both hot and cold food for large-scale banquets, executing proper food plating and presentation, and serving at interactive buffet stations for large conferences.


I think the best part of my internship experience was looking back on my time in Aspen and seeing all the ways I had grown over the summer: in my knife skills, of course, my confidence, my organization skills, my ability to work well under pressure, and many other ways I never anticipated.

What advice would you give?

I kind of accepted this opportunity on a whim. At the beginning of this summer, the internship was very intimidating and made me question whether I was really cut out for this. I stuck with it for the rest of the summer and I am SO glad that I did. I think everyone should do something in their life that scares the heck out of them, but in a really good way. What better time for that than college?

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