The Pass. The Judgement day of plates.

The Pass. The Judgement day of plates.
Bring the finished plates up to the pass for inspection.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Back in the Kitchen. Tomorrow, that is.

So I spoke with Chef the other about my application to the French Pastry School in Chicago, and that before I attend, I would like to return to the kitchen for a couple of weeks to train in the dessert section. Chef was kind enough to allow me to do to, and he welcomed me back with a hand shake. He, then, quickly introduced me to the new pastry chef, Laura, and we chatted for a bit about my experiences in Asia and what my plans are for the next few weeks.

Now, I find myself realizing in nervousness that I am actually returning to the kitchen scene after all these years of OFF scene. I'm worried that, what if I am not as good as I used to be, and that I become an embarrassment at work. I don't know. Maybe I worry too much?

In any case, I start my first day of training in the kitchen tomorrow, and I have no idea what to expect. I hope everything will be able, and I'll be able to manage and pull through. I'm sure if I get through the first week of the training, the rest will be just fine.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Chicago French Pastry School

I might as well blog it and keep it in the books?

Who would have thought that, I'd be spending $30,000USD on a culinary school.

Yup, that's approximately how big of a hole it would burn through my wallet if I was to attend this school. And attending I am. Although, $30,000USD is surely a hefty sum of money to be investing in a school for only 6 months, (oh, btw, did I mention it was only for 6 months, ops?) I don't particularly feel the burden as yet. Perhaps, I am just that confident in this 6 month investment, and that it will provide me with the proper credentials to earn it all back in the future. Who knows? Everyone's bound to make 1 big mistake in their life time, right? I doubt this would be THE mistake, but if it is, then O well~ I'll just think of it as gambling money that I've saved up over the years for not going to the casinos with friends.

On the other hand, I'm curious as to who would actually be reading this, and who would be the first to comment. Just curious.