Patricia Barnes, or Sister Schubert, visited culinary arts students Thursday to share her secrets to success.
Patricia Barnes, or Sister Schubert, visited culinary arts students Thursday to share her secrets to success.

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Sister Schubert shares secret to success with culinary arts students

Published 11:00pm Thursday, April 18, 2013

Culinary arts students got a sweet treat on Thursday when Patricia Barnes, better known as Sister Schubert, visited their class to share a little inspiration and a few techniques.

Paula Hinson teaches culinary arts to students at Pike County High School, Charles Henderson High School and Goshen High School as part of a program with the Troy-Pike Center for Technology.

Hinson said she invited Barnes to work with her students because she is a positive role model with an enthusiastic attitude.

“Time with Sister let’s my students know that no matter where you came from, if you have a dream, people will be in your path who can show you that it can happen,” Hinson said.

And Hinson’s students are not short of dreams.

“I would like to work anywhere with a big name,” said Christian Petties, 16. “I want my name to be known and I want my cousins to know their names can be known.”

Petties said she loves to cook and spend time experimenting in the kitchen. She said she was excited to learn from Barnes on Thursday.

“I like to cook and I like everything about food, so it is nice to be able to learn from other people who feel the same way,” Petties shared.

Brandi McInnis, 17, is part of the CHHS Culinary Arts Competition Team and said she appreciated Barnes sharing her knowledge.

“The competition to be a successful chef is big,” McInnis said. “I think she can teach us a lot.”

Barnes shared her story of entrepreneurship with the students, along with the perfect way to make cinnamon rolls. But most important, Barnes shared her secret to success.

“If you absolutely love what you do, you will be successful,” Barnes said. “You will truly enjoy life.”

 

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