Some of you may know that my school, the Cordon Bleu, has three programs it offers students. The first is the culinary arts program that is a culmination of everything, the second is the patisserie & baking program, and the third is the hospitality program. The first two programs take 15 months to complete and I think the hospitality program takes only 8 months. That being said….I have decided to CHANGE my program and course of study and enter into the Patisserie & Baking Program instead. It’s a HUGE change…number one, I will only have baking and pastry classes. I will learn the art of bread baking to a science, learn how to make wedding cakes, learn how to make all those crazy fancy desserts you see in Europe and expensive restaurants…plus much more!
The second change is that this program is only offered at NIGHT so starting mid-Feb, I will stop going to school from 7:30-12:30 and start going from 6:30-11:30 monday-friday. I’m so excited about this new path…I never have felt quite “right” with cooking…don’t get me wrong, I LOVE to cook—but my heart just wasn’t in it like I planned. The second I get my hands in some bread dough though, that’s where my passion and heart is.
SO…….that all being said, this is going to be the ultimate test of my healthy lifestyle! Of course I won’t be eating the sweets I make every single day…I think of it more as an art form than just a dessert binge. I hope to take some fantastic photos and let you guys know how its all going…every step of the way! Imagine that—a nutritionist that’s also a pastry chef. Who knew? Perhaps in the future I’ll have my own line of healthy desserts…. 😉