Culinary Diaries: Trash Parties

(Day 4 of Culinary Fundamentals, continued) My Chef likes to play it “old school” as other Chefs say. We have three big bins in our kitchen, one grey for trash, one yellow for recycling, and one blue for compost. Chef is very careful to make sure we all know that it...

Culinary Diaries: Day 2

Day two began with a great start. My team and I met a few minutes early to ensure that we had the bones ready in the walk-in before 1:15. We prepped the stock and thankfully, did not have frozen bones so there was no need to blanch first. We had 120 pounds of bones...

Culinary Diary: Culinary Fundamentals Day 1

As long as I live, I will never forget that first day of culinary fundamentals. My Chef, I’ll call him Chef G. Had all 21 of us (in two weeks it would drop down to 13) in the “classroom” portion of the kitchen (an open space with foldable desks and a projector). We...