• International Culinary Center (formerly called the French Culinary Institute): Studied Brazilian cuisine.
  • Institute of Culinary Education: Studied knife skills and gelato-making.

other  Training

Cooking Schools, New York, NY  

2000 - 2005

My Education

Amy Sowder

Food & Fitness multimedia Journalist

University of Florida

Bachelors Degree in Journalism, Magazine Track

Spring 2014-Winter 2015

  • Graduated with honors, including the top prize in my creative nonfiction class.
  • Worked as the editor in chief of The Orange & Blue weekly newspaper.
  • Contributed stories to Detours magazine, entertainment section of The Independent Florida Alligator newspaper, and to GetYourGators.com.
  • Edited the six-page menu at Farrah's on the Avenue, the Middle Eastern restaurant where I worked in food preparation, service and bartending.