“Being a pastry cook allows me to be an artist in the kitchen and create delectable edible masterpieces. Pastry excites me because I can be creative and make people happy with tasty desserts.”
Martayja Hill, class of 2018
Since arriving at C-CAP’s Job Training Program, Martayja Hill has been the embodiment of self-improvement, working tirelessly to improve her interview skills, resume writing, and competence in the kitchen. With every bit of work and effort Martayja applies to better herself, she is quick to make sure her effort also goes to helping to better the lives of those she encounters.
C-CAP’s Job Training Program launched Martayja into a six-week internship to not only sharpen her pastry skills, but also to give back to the community through her work at Rooster Soup Co., a Michael Solomonov restaurant that supports homeless initiatives for the homeless. Her dedication on the job paid off, and she was asked to remain on as a part-time employee after the completion of her internship: the ultimate measure of success for C-CAP’s job training.
“I have learned so many valuable job skills from the C-CAP job training program. From a strong work ethic, positive attitude, communication, time management, to the ability to accept criticism, which helps me to learn from my mistakes and improve.”
With entrepreneurship in her blood, Martayja often spends weekends helping her mother with her catering business and one day plans to own her own pastry shop.