Advanced Baking – Day 3

October 14, 2016 Friday mornings are the best because you know that you have one more day of classes before the weekend starts. And believe me, it is going to be a blustery and rainy, stay indoors and drink hot coco weekend! The bakery was a little chilly as I walked in this morning to…

Advanced Baking – Day 2

October 7, 2016 This week we started in N121 to discuss gum paste and fondant and how to use it carefully so that it won’t become hard and dry out. We watched a couple videos and discussed some questions about fondant. After this, we headed over to the bakery where we used some modeling chocolate…

Advanced Baking – Day 1

September 30, 2016 Today was the first day of Advanced Baking class and we met over in Nelson Hall 121. The class is comprised of second year students that would be creating a specialty cake, chocolate, and sugar work. We took the class period to team up with a partner to design our fondant cakes….

Advanced Cooking – Day 15

October 13, 2016 Today was another easy day. I think Colin and I have a good organized set up here in the cafe. Prep, inventory, lunch service and clean up was a cinche. The one exciting thing that we made today was the Latin American menu that would be making it’s appearance in two weeks!…

Advanced Cooking – Day 14

October 12, 2016 Today was easy. Got into the kitchen, looked at our prep list, took inventory, prepped what little we needed and bam! We were ready for service by 9:00. Since we had spare time, Chef Gil showed us a little demo of a Thai Root Vegetable Stew (featured image) that tasted like heaven….

Advanced Cooking – Day 13

October 11, 2016 A new day and my morning was early; I woke at 5:45 to get to the kitchen at 6:30 and get a head start on prep . We created an updated prep list and filled it out for today to give us a guideline as to how much ingredient we needed for the…

Advanced Cooking – Day 12

October 10, 2016 Today felt like one of those morning where you know it is Monday and you have to get up, but you try and convince yourself it is Sunday again and that you don’t really have school; maybe I was dreaming about waking up at 6:00 and arriving in the kitchen at 7:15….

Advanced Cooking – Day 11

October 6, 2016 I walked into the lab this morning to find Colin standing at the entrance of the kitchen looking pasty and green around the face. I asked him what he was doing here when he still felt like the walking dead, and he responded by saying I am not sure I should be…

Advanced Cooking – Day 10

October 5, 2016 I had a feeling I would be the only one in class today and I was right. I got to the kitchen at 7:10 and found that I was the only one there, even my head chef was late because he forgot the fresh corn we were using for Chicken Maquechoux. I had…

Advanced Cooking – Day 9

October 4, 2016 Woke up, ate a breakfast (yeah!), and was headed out the door feeling great. I got into the kitchen and Salvador tells me he got a text from Colin: he has the flu… So, my day was going to be a solo mission which was fine because it consisted of demos, briefly…

Advanced Cooking – Day 8

October 3, 2016 Another Monday has come and I am seriously not wanting to get out of bed. When you get so much rest over the weekend that you still feel lazy, something must be wrong. But today was going to be good and time consuming, or so I thought. Setting up the line for…