First Post, Chef in Training!

Hello, and welcome. I created this site to document my study and progress towards earning the title of Chef. My love for cooking has often meant that I am called “Chef” in some form or another by family and friends which is fine, and yet it’s a title that I don’t feel I deserve yet. I know that I have a long way to go before I am deserving to be called one.

If you came here by clicking on a link from my other food blog, Culinary Agoge, you know that I’m going to culinary school at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts in Cambridge Massachusetts. If you got here by other means, then thanks for dropping by! To quickly recap, I’m currently enrolled in the Culinary Certificate Program, although I am seriously considering continuing on and graduating the school after completing the full Culinary Professional Program. I’ve made it through orientation and am looking forward to embarking on this journey as well as sharing my experience attending a small and independent culinary school and what I am learning as I make it through the program.

Cambridge School of Culinary Arts Building

In addition to documenting my experience, I hope to keep things interesting by relaying key observations, facts and tips. This experience should be life-changing while also potentially weight changing if all the stories I’ve read are true. I’m curious to see if I will pack on any weight as an occupational hazard. Hopefully I can keep up with exercise during the week!

If you’d like to learn more about my self-study journey so far, the application process and decisions that went into applying school, my learning out of class or anything else, check out my blog, Culinary Agoge.

I will be attending school on Mondays and Wednesdays. On Mondays I have my Food Basics class and Wednesdays I have my Baking class and then a Seminar at night for a total of about 19 hours a week. I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves and start my first week’s classes (Food Basics – Vegetables and Herbs, Baking Basics – Fruits and Spices, Seminar – Knife Skills).

Lastly, check out the summary page I created that shows the full program at a glance, with links to the blog posts as I write them, documenting my full school experience.

Stay tuned and happy eating!

Eric

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