One West Michigan woman’s journey up the culinary ladder

West Michigan

The GRCC Sechia Institute for Culinary Education has been shaping young chefs in Grand Rapids for decades. Jacqueline Kastelz is one of those chefs.  She’s had a passion for cooking since childhood, and is living her dream as a chef at New Hotel Mertens in Downtown Grand Rapids. But, being a woman trying to climb the culinary ladder certainly doesn’t come without challenges.

>>> Here’s Jacqueline’s story.

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