Welcome to Jefferson State Community College’s SkillsUSA culinary club. Membership will be based on a group of culinary and hospitality students who come together to blend our various skills, talents and passions for future success in the culinary and hospitality industry. The primary focus of this club beyond fellowship with like-minded culinarians is to prepare for culinary competition. This will involve a commitment of time to practice and refine culinary and hospitality skills and develop a strong professional work ethic. We will apply the principles found on this page while you develop your culinary and hospitality skills to compete at the State and National levels.
Upon my honor, I pledge:
- To prepare myself by diligent study and ardent practice to become a worker whose services will be recognized as honorable by my employer and fellow workers.
- To base my expectations of reward upon the solid foundation of service.
- To honor and respect my vocation in such a way as to bring repute to myself.
- And further, to spare no effort in upholding the ideals of SkillsUSA.
Meaning of the Pledge
- Upon my honor, I pledge – This is a very strong statement. It means you are committed to follow through on your promise.
- To prepare myself – Preparation requires self-control. It means effort without immediate reward but with the knowledge that the effort will pay off when the preparation is completed.
- By diligent study – Diligence implies something far beyond a quick review of assignments. Diligence means perseverance, concentration and not always taking the easy route.
- And ardent practice – A person of character makes every effort in spite of setbacks or personal loss.
- To become a worker – SkillsUSA members take pride in making things happen, in being good workers and in their employers.
- Whose services – Doing things for others is the basis of many occupations. SkillsUSA members strive to be active in their schools and communities.
- Will be recognized as honorable – The result of preparation, study, practice, work and service is the respect and honor given SkillsUSA members.
- To base my expectations of reward upon the solid foundation of service – This statement reinforces the attitude that we must first serve in order to gain. This attitude is important to success.
- To respect my vocation – SkillsUSA members recognize the need to find their vocation and strive to understand its traditions, skills, leaders and potential.
- To bring repute to myself – SkillsUSA members strive to have a good reputation among their peers, fellow workers, teachers, parents and employers.
- To spare no effort in upholding these ideals – This means service to the community, school and SkillsUSA chapter — getting things done and becoming a leader, all with the ideals of SkillsUSA in mind.