Erin Matthes is a senior at Burr Oak High School and attends the Branch Area Careers Center’s Culinary Arts program. Her On-The-Job-Training placement is with Burr Oak Community Schools under the supervision of Elizabeth Barrington. Erin’s duties include food preparation, customer service, dishwashing, and sanitation. She says her OJT job has really helped her learned more about a large kitchen and preparing food for many customers. Her favorite part of the job is being more responsible for job duties while prepping food.
At the Branch Area Careers Center, Erin is a member of Prostart and her team won second place in the Table Top Design contest. She is also ServSafe certified and is working on her Prostart certification. Erin plans to attend Michigan Career and Technical Institute and study Culinary Arts. At Burr Oak High School, she is involved in the Drama Club. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and being involved in Drama productions. Erin is the daughter of Mira and Craig Matthes.