ASL students learn from 'deaf chef' in 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.

 

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."