This is my current schedule:
- LCBC 100 - College Success & Career Portfolio (Thursdays, 7:00 am - 9:15 am)
- LCBC 105 - Food Safety & Sanitation (Mondays-Fridays, 9:25 - 10:30 am)
- LCBC 110 - Culinary Foundations I (Mondays-Wednesdays & Fridays, 7:00 am - 9:15 am)
- At 6 am, the sun has not risen yet, so Ray Ban's are not necessary.
- A white chefs coat easily becomes covered in black fuzz if worn while driving a car with black seats.
- You can indeed feel totally naked when you're not wearing any jewelry or nailpolish.
- Tying a neckerchief is insanely difficult.
- Opening a brand new knife's kit is like Christmas morning.
- Raw milk (non pasteurized milk, straight from a cow) is deadly, like playing Russian Roulette deadly.
- Old people also go to culinary school.
- When attendance is called, a student responds with, "Yes, Chef." (I was quite used to saying "Here")
- How to hold a big scary 10 in Chef's Knife.
- How to properly wash and sanitize cooking equipment.
- Drive in your Toms and tank top instead of clunky shoes and Chef's coat. You'll be so much more comfortable.
- How to sweep an entire kitchen.
- Always bring 90 cents in change, because nothing in the snack machines is less than that except for Doublemint Gum...
- How much fun taking notes really is!!
- All about FBI (Food Borne Illness)
- How to properly taste food.
- The five tastes: sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami.
- My Chef instructor was once held at gun point by the Secret Service and was Miss Spring 1955.
- When not in lab, you don't have to have your hair up or under your Comi cap. (YES YES YES!)
- Don't wear Valentine's socks, or on your first day you might be called out by your chef instructor in front of the whole class.
- Getting to know you games and partner interviews will never ever be fun.
- It is extremely awesome to talk to people who share your insane passion and love of being in the kitchen.
- I don't like the idea of cooking with things that have eyeballs such as Pufferfish or goats...
- My love of cupcakes isn't unique in a room full of aspiring pastry chefs.
- Cutting with knives is actually really difficult and requires practice outside of school.
- Most people in culinary school get cut with vegetable peelers than actual knives.
- The taste of dried shitaki mushroom juice stays in your mouth for WAY too long.
- Putting salt in coffee grounds prior to brewing reduces the bitter taste.
- The importance of networking always.
- The HOV Lane rocks!!!
- Billy Joel is a cure all when you're exhausted.
- The History of French Cuisine that dates back to the 1300's.
- Facing your fears is a must or else you will not succeed.
(Wonderful notetaking, seriously I think it's so fun!!!)
(My monogrammed knife kit, my mommy got this done for me because she loves me so much!)
(Practicing knife cuts on potatoes for homework!)