Advanced Cooking – Day 23

October 27, 2016 Busy day ahead of me as I walked into the kitchen this morning. Even though the campus had the day off, it did not mean we kitchen folk did. The ACF came into morning meeting and spoke briefly of their roles in the culinary and educational world. They were here to meet…

Advanced Cooking – Day 22

October 26, 2016 I was a couple minutes late getting to class today, and Chef Gil was afraid that we weren’t going to show up (I wonder why). Collin and I started the day off with exercising our fingers with rubbing cabbage for sauerkraut. We also rolled out some pate dough and baked them in…

Advanced Cooking – Day 20

October 24, 2016 I had been somewhat dreading Monday since Friday of last week hit…just because I knew that the prep list was going to be never-ending and that we had at least 22 people reserved at noon for the cafe. But fear not, I told myself, Chef Gil had come into the kitchen on…

Advanced Cooking – Day 19

October 20, 2016 Lots to do with the sport auction and stuff. Today was a little hectic with setting up for lunch service and doing some other small tasks like peel leaves for candied brussel sprouts, brining game hen, and the best of all: Mole Poblano! I think that having a pretty famous chef come up…

Advanced Cooking – Day 17

October 18, 2016 The kitchen was busy today. We were all preparing for the sport auction that would be taking place on Saturday, thank god we didn’t have much prep on the cafe menu to do. So we spent the day curing lemons, making demos for the Latin American menu, making a sweet and sour…

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!…