ID… check; uniform… check; financial aid… check. Being told by Chef what he expects of me…. priceless.
Overall, the day was a success. Spoke a little French, signed some, talked food and expectations. I was totally surprised at the sizes that I needed for my chef uniform (XXL top and XL pants). In the civilian world, I wear a L/XL top and L pants. For at least the first round of classes my class schedule is 1000-1400 ish. Day two of orientation is the week before classes begin.
However, it seems that my time on campus will last much longer than that. Tuesdays through Thursdays I will be on campus till 1700 to possibly be a member of the competition team. Wednesday afternoons is the Molecular Gastronomy class and Brewing Lecture. That being said, I was told to attend the Brewing lecture next wednesday, with my first brew about two weeks later. The topic for that lecture is H20.
It was recommended that I attend and participate in the Bite of Oregon. There are a few certification tests and culinary competitions on the agenda for the remainder of the year. The first one being only a week after classes start. Time to get those volunteer hours in for the scholarship.
On a completely different note…. I am shocked Ja’nel won this years Hell’s Kitchen. The entire season I was rooting for Jon to win, even though I wasn’t impressed with his run at the pass.