Chef Day 6: The Start of Week 2

This week started the week of The Demos, where all of the students give a 15 or 20 minute demonstration of a randomly assigned recipe.  It is a really big deal because no one has done it and it is basically like doing a complicated presentation.  But hopefully better… Anyways, today was somewhat boring because it was just spent in preparation for the upcoming week. A plus was that they did serve fruit to us all day, and I realized how much I miss it.  I think I need to eat it more often because every time I get close to fruit now I can’t stop eating it…

I got my Mise En Place, which is what they call getting all of your ingredients in one place, and now I will just have to prep it in the couple days before my demo on Thursday.  That was most of the excitement for today.

I couldn’t quite get my hair to be tame (for the first time in my life I think) but there we go!

I got the pictures for my appetizer and my pasta that I did last Thursday and yesterday, so here are some of the good pictures!

Zucchini Hummus!
Pasta with pesto

Three things I learned:

  1. You can be productive in a study group, while still laughing your butt off and having a good time.  I got together with Becky and Wendy to go over a review sheet for our final test on friday, and we got through the entire thing!
  2. You need to stand up for yourself sometimes.  Don’t let someone manipulate you when you know that it isn’t quite right.
  3. I do a lot of dishes.  Even for the people here in school who have to wash dishes too–I do more than a lot of others sometimes.  I kind of like it though, it’s very therapeutic.

Anyways, the excitement will continue tomorrow, sorry for the boring post, but I might as well just say that it happened, right? I hope you all listen to your gut because it is right so much of the time.  This is something I still work on and struggle with, so there is one place for improvement! Have a wonderful day! As always,


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