Freshman Cooking Up a Special First Year

Freshman Cooking Up a Special First Year

It has been said that the fastest way to a man's heart is through his stomach.

One omelet at a time, Josh Edgecomb '22 is watching his social circle grow during his first semester at Christ School. The freshman from Atlanta has worked the griddle in Stolz Dining Hall for up to four hours on some weekend mornings. And he plans to continue cooking breakfast for his classmates as the 2018-19 school year progresses.

"They really enjoy it," Josh said. "It mainly started one weekend where the omelets weren't there. I saw that there was a steady increase in (student) cleanliness around the dining hall, and it became something I wanted to do. They get kind of bummed when I don't do it now."

Josh prepares food in the kitchen with the guidance of SAGE Dining chef Anola Alabdo and her staff. His interest in serious cooking is fairly new, but Josh is all in. He has helped start a Cooking Club at Christ School.

"My mom is such a great home cook," Josh said. "She enjoys cooking and cooks a sit-down dinner every night for my family. I'd say I started when I was I was 7. I've been able to increase what I'm able to cook."

Omelets aside, Josh has only prepared most of his dishes once. He said that one of his favorites was swordfish steak with arugula salad. Josh lives in Cuningham House and has partaken in a number of Weekend Activities thus far at Christ School. He is also involved in the Poker Club, and plays disc golf and lacrosse.

"It's been a really good experience here so far," Josh said. "It feels like such a big community at times, but I've gotten to know a lot of people ranging from the eighth grade to seniors. Usually there is a divide between those groups. It's not like that here. I'm really looking forward to the rest of the year."