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Myava Cook – Metro Technology Centers

Coincidence or destiny? Myava Cook discovered that she loves -- to cook!
Myava Cook – Metro Technology Centers

Myava Cook is executive sous chef at the Embassy Suites in Oklahoma City.

THEN: Raised by her grandparents, Myava Cook and her grandmother spent a lot of time in the kitchen. They cooked together every day, and in her grandma’s kitchen, she learned the basics of cooking. It was Metro Tech’s culinary arts program that taught the Spencer High School student the how and why behind cooking. In high school, she competed in the ProStart Invitational at the state and national levels two years in a row, and she received seven scholarship offers to various culinary colleges.  

Myava chose Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology in Okmulgee and graduated with an associate degree in culinary arts. She interned at the Renaissance Hotel in Tulsa and later worked for the Oklahoma City Thunder, managing two kitchens. She served food for all the suites, including the owners of the Thunder. She went from there to a sous chef position at the Embassy Suites hotel.  

Myava visits her Metro Tech South Bryant campus classroom regularly. She says that’s where she learned:

  • The art of fine dining.

  • Culinary techniques.

  • How to create dishes from scratch.

NOW: Executive sous chef at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Oklahoma City Downtown Medical Center. She works directly under the executive chef. Her goal is to be an executive chef herself someday and maybe own a small restaurant.

“I love cooking with all my heart,” Myava said.

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