Volunteer Spotlight: Katie – GiGi Kitchen Program Leader

Katie – GiGi Kitchen Program Leader

Hello! My name is Katie Vitalbo and I lead the summer virtual GiGi Kitchen program. I am a born and raised Wisconsin girl. My husband, Dave, and I have been married for 21 years and have three beautiful daughters. We also have a dog named Max, a cat named Jambalaya, and a guinea pig named Obi. I have a ton of hobbies that I never have enough time for!! I like to sew, bake, craft, swim, hike, and read. I like to joke that I am still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. My first job out of college was as a computer programmer for M&I Data Services. I found out quickly that I was not meant to sit in front of a computer 8 hours a day, so I went back to school and became a certified pastry chef. I taught non-credit pastry and cooking classes at WCTC and Wilton cake decorating classes. Currently, I work with my church as the kitchen coordinator and technology support. I absolutely love to teach. My favorite part of teaching is when a student is having fun and enjoying the class. I am so blessed that my friend, Becky, asked me to join GiGi’s Playhouse because this has been an incredible experience. All of the kids that I have encountered are determined, smart, funny, and have quite the personalities. I’m looking forward to many more classes with my awesome students. Thank you for introducing me to your kitchens!

This fall I will co-lead with Becky keeping GiGi Kitchen as a weekly program.

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