This is a graduate of Culinary Arts Training Class 10–Joy Wilkins. Joy first came to the Cathedral Kitchen as a volunteer–she was part of the NJ Community Workforce Experience Program, which places people in non-profit organizations or community agencies that provide direct community service. The programs must include structured activities that improve the employability of the CWEP participant. Joy was born in Nigeria; before coming to the United States she had worked in restaurants there. She was a stellar worker, she chopped crates of lettuce, peppers, carrots and onions, always with a smile and a readiness for the next task. After working with her in the Kitchen, Chef Jonathan suggested that she apply for the CAT program. She did very well, showing the same work ethic and cheerful demeanor that she had displayed as a CWEP volunteer. After graduation, Joy was offered a job at McCormick and Schmick in Cherry Hill–here she is working the line in their kitchen. Joy loves her job and even shows up at the Kitchen on her days off, ready to be put to work. She says it is her way of saying “thanks” for the opportunity to be part of the CAT program.