For real, folks.
I’ve been so busy with the Food Blogger Bake Sale that it hasn’t really sunk in. Tomorrow, I’ll take my last final in culinary school, for American Regional Cuisine, and then I’m done.
Last night, I stayed up late writing out the last of the recipe cards that I’ve managed to lose over the course of the semester — why, oh why did I not use a bound deck of cards?!? — as we’ll need them for our practical exam. The chef will assign us each one entree from the semester to prepare, and boy howdy, we’d better have that card with us. We’re also supposed to make sides that go appropriately with the dish.
I still need to study for the written exam. Yes, it’s tomorrow, as well. I study best at the last minute. Get off me.
The last few weeks, lots of great opportunities have cropped up, mostly short-term projects. I like those. In fact, I’m thinking of putting on my business card, “Culinary Mercenary.” Need help developing a menu item? Some extra hands in the kitchen for a couple days? Covering for your line cook who needs a vacay? Give me a call.
I have no illusions that I know it all. In fact, Pulaski Technical College Arkansas Culinary School was just the beginning of my education. I have some plans for a project that will give me some hands-on experience at a variety of places.
Stay tuned, because you’ll be invited along for the ride.
P.S. We raised $979 for Share Our Strength on Saturday! But, it’s just short of last year’s total of $1040, and I wanna beat it. So, please (pretty please?) click here and donate $5 or $10 to help us out. It’s for the kids, y’all!