So this week was my last week of bistro and let's just say it was bittersweet. It's been a HUGE learning experience. Over the past six weeks, I've learned to work quicker, better, and with more passion. I've cooked things that I've never cooked before, took risks, and have been proud of every dish I've made.
At the end of the day, I was extremely proud of us. We were the only two person team that competed in the competition. Our judges said that they could only find two small critiques to give us. But at the end of day, we didn't place in the top three. ): Though it was disappointing, two out of the four DMACC teams placed in the top three! Overall it was an amazing experience and I wouldn't trade it for anything
Over these past few months, I really feel I've come out of my shell. A year ago, I would have never thought about putting myself and my skills out for everyone to judge. But in the long run, it has helped me develop more skills, creativity, and become closer with my classmates as well as meet other very talented chefs.
Not sure if there will be a post next week, since it is the week of Spring Break and I am off of classes, but we'll see. Maybe I'll do a surprise post or something. (:
"People who eat are always the best people."
My name's Abby. I am a Iowa Culinary Institute graduate, current owner of a small online bakery, and a transaction coordinator to a couple pretty cool realtors. All in all, life is busy, but the kitchen never changes, so join me as we Take on the Kitchen!