Sunday, December 4, 2011

Start of Culinary Labs!!!!!!!!!

Hello readers. I've finally started culinary labs!!!!!!! I cannot believe how fast information gets thrown at you here. Sure we're in class for 6 hours but let me break down a normal lab day for y'all.

7:00- Inspection and attendance
7:05- Announcements
7:10- Quiz (if we have one that day)
7:30- Lecture start
9:30- Lecture ends/ Prep begins
11:15- Those eating in the dinning room leave
11:30- All food needs to be ready
12:00- Clean up starts
12:30- Dismissed for the day

That's a typical lab section. Now one would think two hours would be plenty of time to get things done. I've found that most of the time that isn't the case. It gets really close considering the recipes we have are fairly involved. So far out of all the days we've produced we've only been ready on time one day.

That's a link to the recipe that we produced on time in two hours and had the food hit the steam table by 11:25.

Enough school talk. We're now T-minus 22 days until Christmas. I'm hoping that I'll be able to work someway home. Trying to get out of Providence is a pain, especially with no car. If I had one things would be so much easier, but then I'd have to pay for the insurance and stuff..... which would require a job and we've established the fact that I can't work a job and go to school at the same time. Things could be worse though... I could have no way back home for Christmas. "But why can't you just stay in the dorm like you did for Thanksgiving?" Reason I can't do that is because the resident halls are closed for this break even though it's only two weeks. We get out on the 22 after class, and have to be out by noon on the 23.

I'm really looking forward to seeing family and getting to spend sometime with them. It'll be a nice break from the normal grind here. Though I'm not looking forward to the packing up of my stuff practically at both houses when I visit. So right now my home is my dorm room. Well that and my mom's house if I really need it. I should start looking for summer job opportunities soon. Especially because I'll have a ton of certifications from school that says I know how to do things.

Sorry if I seem a little random today. It's been a long week.