Friday, January 8, 2010, orientation day at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute, what a great day. We received all the usual college orientation day information, safety, lunch plans, housing of which none pertains to me. But, I could not wait to get to the my building and meet the Chefs and see my class rooms that I will be part of for the next 9-16 months.
My plan is to do the diploma program and then maybe continue to my AS degree in Culinary. It all depends where the money situation is at the time.
So the Chefs talked about all the cool stuff we would be learning over the course of the months to come. I cannot wait for next week. I will be attending Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, yes I am a full-time student. I guess that’s one of the blessings of being retired. All classes will be from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Then the time came, YES…we would received our uniforms, books and knife kit. I must say I look like a Chef! Might not cook like one yet, but definitely look like one.
So here we go. I am on the road to recreate myself. To turn this average good fire house cook to a master chef! OK maybe I am getting a little ahead of myself, but I am just very excited.