Ricky's Cuisine Diploma

This is an opportunity to help a young man from Central America achieve his goal of becoming a successful chef. There are no recognized Cuisine or Pastry diplomas available in Ricky's country of Belize, which means that opportunities are few to get superior training. He is the first known person from Belize to attempt to achieve the Grande Diploma from Le Cordon Bleu (they told him this at the school in Mexico City.)
Ricky with his Intermedia Pastry classmates, April 2017.

Intermediate Cuisine certificate received March 2017.

Ricky Frutos (Facebook profile ) has proven that he can rise to the challenge and is just 2 classes away from the Grande Diploma, the highest honor that Le Cordon Bleu offers. This campaign is for the Superior Cuisine Certificate which completes the Cuisine Diploma ( basic, intermediate and superior.)

He has shown that he can work along side a top-rated chef, and with his popular spice business in Belize, he is headed for great things.

Ricky Frutos at his summer  2017 apprenticeship (unpaid) with world renowned chef Alejandro Heredia.

Ricky Frutos is an entrepreneur and budding chef from San Ignacio, Belize in Central America.  He has completed 6 certificates from Le Cordon Bleu in Mexico City from previous donations ( Mexican Cuisine, basic and intermediate certificates in Cuisine and Pastry, and Basic Wine). Currently, he is completing an apprenticeship (unpaid) with Alejandro Heredia at Morablanca in Polanco, Mexico City (Heredia is considered to be the father of modern Mexican Cuisine and was named world's best chef in 2010.) More about Alejandro Heredia 

Salads Ricky is making at Morablanca internship.

Ricky is also the founder of Ricky's Spice Shack in Belize, a gourmet spice company. Ricky's Spice Shack Facebook page 

Cost for the Superior Cuisine Certificate and completetion of the Cuisine Diploma is $7500.  He will need $375 per month for rent, ( $1125 three month total) and $375 for supplies and miscellaneous expenses.

Class begins September 4, 2017 so he needs the down payment for class (40% of $7500 which is $3000) by that time.

Thank you so much for helping!

Ricky picking up his uniforms and books in August of 2016.

With classmates in November of 2016.

Six culinary certificates received, two more to go for the Grande Diploma.
  • Connie Frutos (loan) 
    • $3,000 (Offline)
    • 58 mos
  • Dawnfelice Warneke 
    • $50 
    • 59 mos
  • Connie Frutos 
    • $1,000 (Offline)
    • 59 mos
  • Preston Wright 
    • $1,500 (Offline)
    • 59 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $500 (Offline)
    • 60 mos
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Preston Wright 
St. Paul, MN