I had an exciting end to last week here at school. I had the privilege to attend two lectures by inspiring chefs, Andrew Caramellini and Roy Choi. Both chefs are CIA graduates and successful restauranteurs on opposite coasts of the United States. They both offered unique perspectives and advice regarding culinary education and professions in the culinary field.
Thursday night after my classes, I had the opportunity to work in my favorite gelato shop in Rhinebeck, Artigiani del Gelato. I learned how to make the milk and sugar base for gelato and how to make my favorite, cappuccino.
Then, Friday was my birthday! The day started out with an unexpected round of happy birthday in my product knowledge class while I was mid-way through eating a slice of watermelon….how embarrassing. The rest of the day was filled with care packages and incredible food. I spent my birthday weekend here at school with some of my favorite people eating some of my favorite foods…I can’t complain!
Here are some pictures from last week and the weekend: