NECAT is pleased to welcome two new additions to our staff. Vic Acosta is Director of Career Services and Paige Bloskey (pictured above, center) is Catering Manager and Culinary Instructor. Both Vic’s and Paige’s careers have been a perfect lead up to their roles at NECAT.
Originally from New York City, but now a long-time resident of the South End, Vic Acosta comes to NECAT with more than twenty years of experience in community work helping individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness, living with substance abuse disorder, in mental health recovery and at-risk youth. Vic has held numerous roles including community organizer, operations officer, development director and program manager. He is the founding director of Back on My Feet Boston, a structured self-efficacy program that helps individuals attain employment, housing and education. Vic has a degree from Manhattan College and is presently studying for a degree in Health Sciences, Social Work Concentration from Northeastern University.
Paige originally hails from New Hampshire, but her successful culinary career has taken her across the country working in luxury hotels and country clubs. In her most recent chef position before joining NECAT, she was the head of the restaurant and catering department at FareStart in Seattle. In 2017 she was a recipient of the LDEI (Les Dames d’Escoffier International) Legacy Award and spent a week working at the James Beard House. Paige has a passion working with students to prepare them for a successful career.