New York native Wanda Centeno has been with the International Culinary Center for almost 10 years, and she cites the warm camaraderie between chefs and students as the reason why. Before joining the faculty, Chef Wanda was a corporate chef for the Board of Directors at Bankers Trust; during this time she developed her personal style of fusing multiethnic cuisines. Quick, efficient, neat, and safe: this is her foolproof recipe for a successful working chef. "Keep the passion at a rolling boil but simmer the ego!" is one of her famous sayings, and she promises to students in training that perseverance and humility in the kitchen will ensure continued learning and growth, as both a chef and as an individual. Chef Wanda joined the International Culinary Center in 1999.