Monday, June 25, 2012

Micro Blog: Jessica Vittoria

So this is my fourth blog, and a lot has changed. School (TCA) has been awesome to me. I love TCA more and more every day. It just keeps getting better. So recently we had our last student meeting where we come together as a group and talk about new awards, events, and award out perfect attendance, honor roll and Dean’s list. This term we had a new award called the “Serve to Lead Award.” This award is given to one student once a year and also comes with a $100 scholarship. I am proud to say that I received this award and I was so happy I nearly shed tears. Thank you TCA for this amazing recognition. I have also started my first cake decorator job at dairy queen in Briar Creek. This job is wonderful because I am able to express my creativity and share it with people. I love being a decorator; it is so much fun I love playing with new ideas and patterns too. In addition to that I've also got this week to build a three tiered wedding cake for my dad’s wedding this weekend. I am going to be super busy but it's all cake! I can't wait for my next blog I will upload some pictures for everyone to see. 

With a passion for pastry

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Micro Blog: Melanie Wilkerson

When thinking of what “Student of the Term” means to me, I was having a hard time putting it in to words because it's more than just my accomplishment. I've had so much support that it belongs to those people also. When we think of achievement in our life a lot of time we forget about the people that help us on a daily basis. When I wake up every morning at 5am that means so does the rest of my household when they don't have to, and as we all know every minute of sleep counts. Your family may also sacrifice financially because they want to see your dreams fulfilled. They may have to work one hour longer because you have to work one hour less. When I decided to enroll at The Chefs Academy I had no idea how much it was going to be my life line to my future. I remember the night before my first class I was going through some folders in a closet to look for paper and found a note of encouragement my grandmother gave me about 10 years ago. She would give me little snippets every month for as long as I can remember, but this was the most significant for me because it sums up what “Student of the Term” is for me.

Essence of Life
Watch your thoughts, for they become words.

Choose your words, for they become actions.

Understand your actions, for they become habits.

Study your habits, for they will become your character.

Develop your character, for it becomes your destiny.

by Rocco Shepard

-- Melanie Wilkerson

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Micro Blog: Catheryne Horton

Catheryne Horton’s Blog for The Chef’s Academy

Hello, my name is Catheryne Horton and I am new to the blogs so please bear with me. I know that I will get the hang of writing one soon.

I wanted to let you know that in the past 13 weeks that I have been at the school it has been the most rewarding thing that I have done. I have learned so much that I didn’t realize you needed to know when it comes to cooking.

Yesterday in class we learned about different sauces. Who knew that there were so many and that most of them start by using the same basic sauce? They call this a “leading sauce” or “mother sauce.” You can make the “starter” then you can make 4 or 5 different ones from that.

We have yet another quiz in class today. We had a quiz on Tuesday and I was amazed at myself that I got 100 on mine. That is the first 100 I have ever received on any test or quiz. I was very proud of myself. I hope that I can continue to get those kinds of grades.

Well tomorrow we are back on sauces in class but I know that we are making several more and they are going to be good. I will let you know how it goes.
Thanks for reading and have a great day!!!!