Jun 10, 2013 7:05 PM
A Crowley man is one of the contestants in a reality show that begins tonight on the Cooking Channel. "The Freshman Class" follows four students during their first semester at Louisiana Culinary Institute in Baton Rouge. Ben Mitchell, of Crowley, is a taxidermist who said he always loved to cook.
In his online bio, he says he's barely making ends meet and wants to provide a more stable life for his wife and three kids. His dream is to leave a thriving Cajun restaurant for his kids to run. His third child was actually born during the season he was taping the show, so he's juggling taking care of a newborn and going to school.