When Humberto Plasencia decided to study at New School of Cooking after returning from travels in Italy, he had no idea he would have felt so much at home. After graduating the full time culinary program in 2014, he ended up staying close by, he now works in the kitchen of the New School Café next door.
Originally from Peru, Plasencia grew up learning to cook traditional Peruvian cuisine with his grandmother, that’s when he truly fell in love with food and the art of cooking. He applies this ageless technique and elegance to all of the food he prepares. Combining these skills and what he learned in the lab at New School of Cooking, he feels capable of anything in the kitchen.
“New School of Cooking not only improved my technique, skills and knowledge, but it provided me with true confidence in what I do.”
For now, working in the Café has become a daily passion for Plasencia and he plans on seeing it become a foodie destination for locals and travelers alike. He’s also not afraid to hear opinions, “I believe customers have insight when it comes to the dishes served and I enjoy hearing what they have to say about my job.”