Born in Quebec Canada, Pierre-Alexandre (better known as P.A.) is a 2007 SBMS Alumni, who passionately works in the food industry. P.A. completed the Santa Barbara City College Culinary Arts (SBCCCA) program and simultaneously worked at restaurant Julienne. Eventually P.A. climbed the kitchen ladder to become Chef de Cuisine. "I am a little crazy about food, but behind this obsession is an even more profound desire to positively impact the community through educating and sharing the importance of cooking". An important part of P.A,'s mission is his holistic approach to cooking, which includes sourcing good ingredients, preparing them in interesting ways, eating and sharing together, and preserving what is left over. P.A. is more accurately an acronym for "positive attitude". Finding the joy and a reason to smile in all things, P.A. looks to the future with a vision of dramatically improving the food program at SBMS on trips and at school.