WEST ISLIP - Some American Sign Language students in West Islip learned about cooking and overcoming obstacles Thursday.

The students were being instructed by "deaf chef" Alan Abrams.

For the past 20 years, Abrams has owned A'Table catering in Manhattan.

"Real-life experiences is the main thing," Abrams told News 12. "Cooking, watching me sign and interacting."

At the end of the lesson, the students had cooked up a meal using chicken, vegetables and other ingredients.