Said Farraje & Tara Crider
Hi and welcome to our Hutto High School Culinary Arts web page in Hutto ISD where together, we are better.
The Culinary Arts program is in its eleventhth year at the High School
I am Mr. Farraje. I came to HISD from industry in July of 2009 and started the Program for the 2009-2010 school year.
I have a BA in Linguistics and Literature from University Hassan II in Casablanca, Morocco.
I also have a Chef's Degree from ITHT (Institut des Techniques Hotelieres et Touristiques) Rabat, Morocco.
I have worked in the Hotel and Restaurant Industry as a Chef, a Manager, and a General Manager for over twenty years in Africa, Europe, and the US.
I love cooking. I also love teaching, which makes this the ideal profession for me.
Besides teaching, I am an FCCLA Advisor and a Soccer Coach. These are two things that I love and enjoy doing becuase first of all, I love the game of soccer. As a matter of fact, I played soccer all my life and I still do. I also love being an FCCLA advisor because I love doing projects and activities with my students outside the school confines. I am also a firm believer that learning does not just happen in the classroom and FCCLA definitely provide that opportunity for me and my student members.
Hello, I am Ms. Crider. This is my 10th year teaching and my 6th year in Hutto. I have a Bachelors Degree in Family and Consumer Science with a Teaching Certification for Sam Houston State University. I'm originally from the north side of Houston but I've worked all over H-town.
I am an old lady at heart because I enjoy sewing, cross stitching and cooking, in addition to other home-craft hobbies.
I enjoying teaching others to cook because it gives people the chance to bond with their loved ones in a way that's sort of dying out in our culture.
I am also an FCCLA advisor and have been for over 10 years. I love FCCLA projects and helping students to find their own brand of leadership.