Tag Archives: Central Kitsap High School

Kelly Huddleston’s got a new career recipe

Kelly Huddleston‘s got something new cooking in Texas.

The former Silverdale resident, who went to college in southern California and stayed there to fashion careers as an actress and stand-up comedian, has moved her base of operations to the Design District of Dallas, where she’s opened a unique culinary school, “The Cookery.” She’s the owner and head chef instructor.

Huddleston, a Central Kitsap High School graduate, teaches her students an out-of-the-box approach to cooking. In her classes, students don’t learn to prepare a meal from a set recip229545_663905591069_2452024_ne. Instead, she’s interested in what a recent feature article at dallasnews.com called “a less linear, more organic approach to teaching and learning.”

“You come in, and there’s no recipe booklet,” Huddleston is quoted in the article. “I’m your guide.”

Huddleston studied acting at Chapman University in Los Angeles and built a strong resume of TV, theater, movie, Web series and commercial work. She was a YouTube sensation for a time as the sleewear-bedecked online college student / spokesperson for Education Connection. She then branched out into stand-up comedy, performing a number of gigs in some of the top clubs in southern California.

Just for variety, Huddleston also worked as a class V river guide on the Kern river (near Los Angeles) for Kern River Outfitters.

Dallasnews.com is the cyber entity of the Dallas Morning News, which published a print version of the article.

Read the story here: http://www.dallasnews.com/life/cooking/2016/12/06/hip-new-dallas-cooking-school-thinks-outside-recipe-box

— MM

Abigail’s adventures in Orlando

The last time I saw Abigail Dominguiano on stage, she was playing Gabriella Montez (that’s the female lead, y’all) in “Disney’s High School Musical” and in the ensemble for “Willie Wonka” at CSTOCK.

Since thenAbigail, though, she’s been doing her thing on a different kind of stage, winning local and state titles to advance to the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2016 competition. The Central Kitsap High School student is on her way to Orlando, Fla., to compete in the junior version of the Miss America competition, July 28-Aug.1 at the Linda Chapin Theater.

Her CSTOCK experience actually goes back to 2009, and she has compiled a number of credits at the Silverdale theater ever since. Her musical-theater background shows in the scholarship competitions, too — she performs songs from that canon for the talent portions.

Her platform for the competition is “Helping Hands, Changing Lives — Getting Active in Your Community.”

— MM