Ok…..so…today is my birthday, ‘’Happy Birthday to me.’’ I’ve officially made the 25 mark ! A lot has happened since my last blog. I recently found and obtained a new job at a restaurant in downtown Raleigh called Battistella’s. It is a New Orleans based cuisine, and their food is amazing. I can’t express to you how much I love this job. I have only been there for about a month and I already have my name and a dessert on the menu. Some of the other desserts I prepare include bread pudding, chocolate chess pie, apple tarts, crème brulee, and several others. I have also learned a lot from my chefs at work, Chef Drew Hyams and Chef Brian Battistella (“What up Wilson”). They have both been in this industry for a long time and I enjoy learning from them. I don’t think I would have this awesome job if it wasn’t for The Chefs Academy. I am grateful to everyone at TCA for believing in me. I look forward to sharing what I have learned with many others, and being all I can be. I remember last term when I got to learn how to make crème brulee and I used a blowtorch. I was scared at first, but as usual Chef Stolfo was there to help me. I never thought I would have a job where I’d use one on a daily basis. I know I’ve only been in school for three terms now, but they have been the best three terms so far. I love being in school, and learning anything and everything I can from everyone that is willing to show me. I know I have what it takes to make it in this business. As Walt Disney once said, “All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them”(Walter E. Disney). At TCA I am pursuing mine!
With a passion for pastry,
JESSICA L. VITTORIA