Culinary School


The Decision
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My Externship | Reflections on Culinary School

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The Decision:

Part I

Part II

The Best & Worst of Culinary School

Week 1:

Culinary School FAQ

Orientation & Introduction to the School

Day 1: French Onion Soup

Day 2: Quiche Lorraine

Day 3: Le Potage Cultivateur

Week 2:

Day 4: Macedoine & Strawberry Tarts

Day 5: Potage Julienne Darblay & Orange Zest Confit

Day 6 & 7:  Sanitation Days

Week 3:

Day 8:  Eggs Benedict & Hollandaise Sauce

Day 9:  Roasted Chicken, Eggplant Soup, & Creme Caramel

Day 10:  Filleting Fish, Tourneeing Potatoes & Creme Brulee

Week 4:

Day 11:  Blanquette de Veau & Poached Pear Tart

Day 12:  Pork Chops, Charcutiere Sauce, & Coffee Eclairs

Day 13: Homemade Pasta, Omelets, & Le Paris Brest

Day 14: Our First Practical Exam! 

Week 5:

Day 15:  Beef Bourguignon, Pommes Fondantes, & Egg Rolls

Day 16: Pommes Frites, Cheesy Puff Pastry, & L’Onglet

Day 17: Filet De Limande Meuniere & Le Pithiviers

Day 18: Coq Au Vin, Tarte Tatin, & Ratatouille

Week 6:

Day 19:  Lemon Meringue Tartlettes, Gnocchi, & Grenobloise

Day 20:  Pork Apicius, Spanikopita, & Creme Anglaise

Day 21:  Homemade Ravioli, Scrambled Eggs & Brownies

Day 22: Grilled Scallops, Madeira Sauce, & Palmier Cookies

Week 7:

Day 23: Tilapia, Carrot Soup & Bread Pudding

Day 24: Artichoke Salad, Chasseur & Napoleon

Day 25: Veal Vennoise, Caesar Salad, & Floating Island

Day 26: Thai Day!

Week 8:

Day 27: Seared Duck Breasts, Risotto, & Sponge Roll Cake

Day 28: Braised Duck Legs, Vicchyoise, & Souffle

Day 29:  Pork Medallions, Mussels, & Steak Fries

Day 30:  Practical Two

Week 9:

Day 31:  Roast Beef, Carrot Puree, & Molten Lava Cakes

Day 32: Lamb Stew, Fresh Pasta, & Layer Cakes

Day 33: Pizza Day!

Week 10:

Day 35:  Braised Lamb Shanks, Parisian Gnocchi & Chocolate Mousse

Day 36: Rabbit, Chicken Mousse, & Tiramisu

Day 37: Brining, Soft-Boiled Eggs, & White Chocolate Cheesecake

Day 38: Mahi Mahi, Escargot, & Carrot Cake

Week 11:

Day 39: Indian Day! 

Day 40: Cauliflower Soup, Grilled Salmon, & Madeleines 

Day 41: Consomme, Calf’s Liver, & Homemade Doughnuts

Day 42: Baby Back Ribs, Mushroom Ravioli, & Key Lime Tart

Week 12:

Day 43: French Baguettes, Bordelaise, & Cheese Souffles

Day 44: Chicken Roulade, Pommes Duchesse, & Marjolaine

Day 45 & 46:  Roasted Duck, Court Bouillon, & Practical Exam 3

 

Phase II: 

Week 13:

Day 47:  First Day in Phase II

Day 48: Trout Paupiettes, Butternut Squash Soup & Berry Citrus Cake

Day 49: Halibut, Goat Cheese Stuffed Artichoke, & Banana Flambe

Day 50: Grilled Rockfish, Potato Risotto, & Blueberry Tartlets

Week 14:

Day 51: Split Pea Soup, Crab Cakes, & Saint Honore Pastry

Day 52: Avocado Soup, Flank Steak, & Orange Chocolate Tart

Day 53: Pot au Feu, Pan Seared Shrimp & Basil Ice Cream

Week 15:

Day 55 (& Day 54 recap): Steak Tartare, Paella, & Souffle

Day 56: Banquet Challenge!

Day 57: Salad Nicoise, Pork Tenderloin, & Crepes Suzette

Week 16:

Day 59: Omelets, Trout Meuniere, & Barquette Pastries

Day 60: Homemade Sausage, Poulet Basquaise, & Chocolate Mousse

Day 61: Endive Quiche, Stuffed Quail, & Mango Timbales

Week 17:

Day 62: Eggs Benedict, Salmon & Blinis

Day 63: Oysters, Pork Terrine, & Charlotte Aux Pomm

Day 64 (& 65): Tomato Terrine, Bouillabaisse, & Nougat (& Market Basket)

Week 18:

Day 66: Skate, Steak Poivre Noir, & Chocolate Tart:

Day 67 & 68: Restaurant Challenge

Day 69: Market Basket #4

Week 19:

Day 70: Sweetbreads, Spinach Gnocchi, & Raspberry Souffle

Day 71: Cheese Souffle, Curry, & Homemade Baklava

Day 72 (&73): Boxwood Winery (& Market Basket #5)

Week 20:

Day 74: Rockfish, Rabbit Saddle, & Clafoutis

Day 75: Pigeon, Steak Poele, & Pecan Tart

Day 76 (& 77): “A Day In The Life” (& Practical 5 recap)

Week 21:

Day 78: Beef Carpaccio, Spatzle & Crepe Cake

Day 79: Braised Endive, Papillottes, & Chocolate Truffle Mousse

Day 80 & 81: Four-Course Lunch & Market Basket Recap

Week 22:

Day 82: Brandade, Lamb Tenderloin & Tart Florentin

Day 83: Braised Calamari, Moussaka, & Gateau Lion D’Or

Day 84 & 85: Pate, Merguez Sausage, Rack of Lamb & La Fraisier (& our last Market Basket!)

Week 23:

Day 86 & 87: Six Course Tasting Menu Challenge

Day 88: Radiccho Salad, Ballottine, & La Jalousie

Week 24:

Day 89 – 92: The Last Week of Culinary School!

 

Phase III: Externship

My Externship

Canning & Preserving Class

Cheese-Making Class

Molecular Gastronomy Class 

 

Reflections on Culinary School

Reflections on Culinary School

Reflections on Culinary School – Part Uno

Reflections on Culinary School – Part II

Reflections on Restaurant Life

Reflections on Culinary School: Was it all worth it?

Check out this video all about my culinary arts program from L’Academie de Cuisine‘s website!

(Video Soure: http://www.www.lacademie.com)