Monday, January 05, 2009

Novice baker goes to school!

Just a short note to let everyone know that I have safely arrived in Chicago and just started my new life as a student today!

It's going to be an interesting 6 months here, and I can't wait to learn from some of best pastry chefs in this country! I am tired after waking up 6 something this morning and there's a 7 a.m class for the rest of the week! Arrgh.... I will leave you with a picture of my silly self and part of the tool kit that I brought home today.

part of the tool kit


With school starting, there will be some changes in this blog. This space will be a chronicle of my life as a pastry student and may or may not update as often as I'd love. No recipe from school will be provided.(school policy- I think it makes sense) But I will try to take some pictures of what I make. There's no guarantee on that as well, as I am a really shy person. :p Taking out a camera to take pictures during classes is just awkward to me. I am sure you will understand. :)

42 comments:

Tasha said...

Good luck!

Bunny said...

How exciting for you!! Don't do anything to get yourself into trouble, just keep us updated on the things you make!

Jane of All Trades said...

Hi, I drop by here once awhile to see your delicious cakes... to notice that you are now in Chicago... and then realize that you were the lady that went to a forum asking about apartments rental in chicago.. how's life in chicago so far? Do you like the weather and wind here?

If you need guide in finding asian grocerie.. let me know.. I may be able to point it out to you...

Passionate About Baking said...

Hi Mandy,
Congrats on your entry! I'm so envious of you! Keep us posted of your learning experience as much as you can. All the best to you! :)

Stardust said...

GO Mandy! It all sounds like a big dream to me, and I'm glad that it's happening for you. Have a good time!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

How cool is that! Good luck and I can't wait for your student's stories!!!

Piggy said...

wow, I wish I could go to a cooking school too! It looks like you're gonna have lots of fun. Good luck!

Y said...

I love your tool kit :)

Good luck with your classes! I look forward to reading all about your adventures when you have the time to blog :)

Missy said...

all the best in ur classes!!!

terri@adailyobsession said...

FINALLY!have fun n watch ur weight. i hope u got a discount on the fees bc u r already beyond student status!

Manggy said...

Good luck Mandy! I hope we eventually get to see some of your maahvelous creations :)

Dana McCauley said...

Congrats! Nice chef coats they have - when I went to chef school our uniforms were totally basic.

veron said...

I am soooooooo jealous!!! I was contemplating going to the French Pastry school too. You know if I have known you were doing this, that might have been the little nudge to do this and we would have been classmates! I am eagerly awaiting your report!
I am wondering about lodging going to school over there. Can I email you for the inside scoop about the details.

Maria said...

Good luck at school! I know you will do great!

Patsyk said...

How exciting! Can't wait to hear all about it.

duodishes said...

We've been reading your blog and admiring your talents for a bit now, and it's very cool to hear you're in pastry school. Much success! Hopefully we'll get to see a couple of pics. :)

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Mandy, here's wishing you all the best in your pastry course!

Jo said...

Hi Mandy, how I wish I was in your shoes for the next 6 months. It sounds so exciting. I'll be sad that there'll be less updates to your blog but wishing you all the best. I'm sure you'll succeed with flying colors.

RecipeGirl said...

How exciting!!!! I wish you the best of luck, and HAVE FUN :)

Beachlover said...

Yes,I agree with JOAT,I saw you in "myb" forum asking for advise..Good Luck!

Dwiana P said...

Go Minday and good luck!!

toutou said...

Congratulations! It seems you really enjoy your life in Chicago. So happy for you! Look forward to seeing Big Chef Mandy after six months, jiayou ^_^

Anna said...

Good luck! Enjoy it.

Avidan Apolskis said...

That sounds like so much fun ! Good luck, I'm sure you'll do great =)

addy said...

chez sista..your tool kit definitely surpasses mine in lab's both in elegance and sophistication!
you'r the WO-MAN

it must be tough with cold and early mornings ..
stay positive like you always do and i will see you soon!!!

Jude said...

Have fun! Looking forward to checking out your creations.

mycookinghut said...

Congrats!!!!! I'd love to go to cooking school!! You are so lucky!!
French Pastry School.... I can imagine you will all good stuff there!!!

Passionate About Baking said...

Oooooh best of luck. How lucky you are. You are living my dream...enjoy yourself. It's gonna be hard work, & I'm sure we'll reap some of the benefits off the blog! Ha ha...

mikky said...

have a great time... enjoy... :)

Mandy said...

thanks everyone for your encouraging words! I will try to update my student life here as often as I could.

Anonymous said...

LOL..i guess i was right
i have a feeling that you are going to attend a cooking school when you said that there will be a change in your life. do the things you really love, that's your life..i'm so jealous, i hope when i graduate from school, i can have a chance to go to cooking school in the future...good luck mandy, i'm sure you'll do perfect!!
Jie

Hayley said...

Good luck with school! I just found your blog recently, but now I'm going to have to read it because I'm a pastry student, too (at the FCI in New York). Good luck with everything!

Hayley said...

Ooh, and I wanted to add...at my school people are always pulling out their cameras and taking pictures of their creations, so maybe it's not so weird taking pictures during class :)

Jo said...

Wow!Congrats to you. Have a wonderful time there. :)

tigerfish said...

What an exciting year ahead for you :)

thecoffeesnob said...

Ooh how exciting! Have a great time- I can't wait to see what you get up to!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Looks like 2009 is the year to pursue your dreams! I wish you all the best, Mandy, and look forward to your posts.sc

oct said...

Bi,

I miss you so much! Keep warm.

grub said...

Good Luck!! Its been a long time since I saw a set of knives that clean!

Jennywenny said...

Good luck! I'm jealous too! Cant wait to hear more stories about your studies. Hope you learn lots and dont have too many awful classmates/teachers.

yumyum in the tumtum said...

aww sounds fun and exciting!! good luck, but i'm sure you'll enjoy it lots and all the hard work will be so worth it!! :) happy 2009! :)

Tartelette said...

Congrats for following your dreams! Can't wait to read more of your adventures!

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