I’m clearly a bit behind on the blog as we’ve flown through the whole month of April without a pastry school diary update. Since I ‘graduated’ in week 24 with my Pastry Diploma, we had two weeks off before beginning the work towards the City & Guilds IVQ Level 3 qualification and Higher International Culinary Diploma. Technically these were week 25 and 26, but we worked on our menu planning project during extended hours from weeks 15 onwards so that we could enjoy a bit of a break.
We started back the first week in April with a few new classmates and began Unit 303: Supervise Staff Training. To start the unit and the objectives we would cover, we learned how to fold a napkin into a gondola and a swan based on a demonstration and step by step guide. We partnered up and I taught Tom how to do a cartwheel. We played games and got to know each other better. Part of our assignment is to replicate this process during a practical demonstration in the kitchen.
It’s a bit of an adjustment being back in a classroom and not in the kitchen and focusing on more the more academic and business side of things but I’m enjoying using my brain again in a different way. 🙂
It’s a lot of outside class work and research, so it’s keeping me pretty busy!