First day of class during the Orientation we were asked about our Motivation in becoming a Pastry Chef. I of course said, I love to eat! Believe me, that motivation is enough to keep me going. I like to create something that tastes real good because I’d love to eat it too! Lol.
Seriously, I have been scouting for a good Culinary School the past few months. A professional Chef program would require 12 months to complete. Although the passion and interest to pursue this goal is rather unwavering there is still this hesitation because I have never liked going to school.So I thought about getting my feet wet first and just try and get a grasp of the Culinary World.
So I learned about this Fundamentals in Baking and Pastry Arts program offered by Monster Kitchen. It is equivalent to a 9 months program and since we meet a couple times a week, it has been trimmed down to 3 months. Not bad right?
So how was it? Nothing but just AWESOMENESS! The class is fun no matter how tiring it is. Tiring because we hardly take breaks. We’re just too focused trying to finish our task at hand and lunch becomes “working lunch”. But hey, the fun part is the company of classmates who shares your passion. The sweet smell of the kitchen and the sugar high we get from eating everything we’ve baked. Sugar brings us happiness. No matter how tired we are, we manage to run around, laugh a lot, be creative and happy. At the end of the day, we take pride at what we have created and nothing beats the satisfaction you get from that.