Rachael Ray High School:
|Lake George High, Lake George, NY 1986|
Rachael Ray College:
Rachael Domenica Ray, born August 25th, 1968 in Glen Falls, New York. She was raised in Lake George, New York, where it seemed inevitable for the cheerful Ray to fall in love with good food. She was surrounded with family members in the restaurant business and she, too, held many jobs in that workforce. At Lake George High School, the lovely Rachael finds an appropriate outlet for her fun personality: cheerleading! After graduating high school she decided to further her education at Pace University to study literature and communications, but dropped out after two years because she was still unsure of her future plans. Realizing the need for quick and simple meals that anyone could make in their own kitchen, the inventive Ms. Ray came up with a winning idea: meals you could make in just thirty minutes. A local television newscast caught wind of her "30-Minute-Meal" classes that she hosted while working at a gourmet food shop in Schenectady, New York. So popular were they, that the Food Network soon signed her to her first book deal and a television show.