Meet Terri Barber, a 20 year old culinary arts student at Gateway Technical College. Terri comes from quite a large family. Which is why she chose Gateway. “Gateway was perfect for me, because I’m a scaredy-cat and don’t wanna be far way my family.” Terri said though most of her siblings are now spread across Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana, she likes to be in Racine to stay close to her mother Leewauna and her grandmother Joan.
Terri graduated from Case High School where she was in choir. Terri loves almost all kinds of music, she even like country music. Choir has opened her up to a lot of new music. Before she graduated, she was about to make woman’s choir. Which is something she is very proud of. Though, Terri’s love of singing came from her mother when she was a small child. When Terri was younger, she and her mother used to sing together all the time. The most common songs they would sing where church songs. When asked which song she loved the most she said, “Amazing grace, because my grandmother would always want me to sing it when I saw her.”
Terri strides every day to make her father happy. Her father, who she is named after, sadly passed away when Terri was only three. She knows if he were here today, he would be proud of her for going after her dreams. This motivated Terri to go after her new dream, cooking.
Terri’s passion for cooking started shortly after high school. She first intended to go to school for cosmetology, but soon changed her mind. She was doing hair since she was fifteen and was tired of it. It was her interest in healthy cooking that first inspired her to join Gateway’s culinary program. Healthy cooking was her interest, food that was not only great tasting but also good for you.
Terri’s favorite food to cook is burgers. She loves the versatility burgers allows her. She is able to let her imagination run wild to shake things up a bit. Terri’s mother Leewauna makes a special burger called the “Leewauna burger” which she puts her own twist on the classic burger....