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Thinking Back, But Looking Forward

As I was taking the train home from NYC to Boston to spend time with my family and friends for Thanksgiving, I couldn’t help but reflect on the past…

WE DID IT: Culinary School Graduation

I don’t know if it’s from all the butter we used in school or all of the love I’ve been receiving from friends and family, but my heart is…

Culinary School – Level 4 & Final

Well friends, 80 days and four levels later, we made it. We crushed our final and finished Level 4. For those who aren’t familiar with this level 4,…

Here’s to the unpredictable

I’ve always done “the predicable.” Ever since I was a young gal I’ve always have a plan and I’ve always known what I wanted to do. I decided as…

Culinary School – Level 3 – Part 1, Family Meal

Level 3 is split up into two parts: Part One – Family Meal and Part Two – Charcuterie. Family meal is like being in a “real” restaurant kitchen, where…

Culinary School – Level 2 – Week 3, Pastry

Our third week in level 2 focused on pastry: cakes, cremes, custards, ice cream, sorbet, tarts, meringue, souffles, mousses, crepes, doughs, pate a choux, and quiche. I was in my…

Culinary School – Level 2 – Week 2

Last week was a wild ride; we were all over the food map! Organ meats to stuffings to eggs to our first day of pastry! We first started with organ meats….

Culinary School – Level 2 – Week 1

First I’d like to congratulate all of my classmates for passing Level 1 – we worked hard, and helped each other through! Next day, we immediately jumped into…

Culinary School – Level 1 – Week 4 & Final

And just like that, we are done with level one! We had two tests separating us from level two: one hands on practical exam to test our taillage,…

Culinary School – Level 1 – Week 3

This week was about salads, fish, and potatoes. At the beginning of the week we studied food preservation and the best techniques for preserving certain types of food. Chef…