Institute of Culinary Arts
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My hometown is Cleveland, Ohio, but I came to Chicago in hopes of increasing my knowledge of the culinary industry. Most importantly, I hope to find myself as I grow and mature. My biggest goal in life is to use my talents and gain knowledge to produce the best life I can for myself and my family, and to be happy and healthy.
This quarter is going by so fast!!
The BEST weekend in Chicago!
Week 7 at RMU
A little about me...
Previously on Real Life @ RMU
This quarter, I have to do a 100 hour internship to complete my Bachelor degree. For this internship I have decided to work at a catering company by the name of Occasions Chicago. I was lucky enough to get a paid internship, receiving $9.00 an hour. I was supposed to start working week one, but due to "lack of events", I was told to start week two. I was very nervous about losing that week, and making my quota of weekly hours. So, my week started off by prepping Thursday and Friday morning at 7 am, with the event actual being Saturday.
I arrived on time, and got right to work. Cutting, prepping and doing everything that I could do. I was very nervous the whole time. Going into a new place and or having a new experience can always be frightening, but you have to push yourself and get the job done. Another issue that was a problem was the lack of space; there was none! I never thought a kitchen of that size could produce that much food in bulk for events. The first day seemed to fly by and before I knew it was 2 pm and time for us to go.
One thing that I noticed immediately was one specific appetizer that was on their menu. It was bacon wrapped dates. It was brought to my attention because I can remember making them in my Garde Manger class at RMU. My boss says the bacon wrapped dates are one of their biggest selling points; and they are so easy and inexpensive to make. It is also nice to see things that we have learned at RMU in the actual field; makes me feel good about choosing RMU for culinary and they know trends.
Saturday was the big day and we ended up catering a wedding at a place called Architectural Chicago. It was a very interesting commerce, with weird and old objects. This location also did not have a formal kitchen and we literally were plating and setting up feet from the actual reception; only a thin steel door away so we had to be quiet the whole time. The event seemed to run smoothly with only a 15 min delay. I had the plating job of saucing the fish and beef. My involvement was minimal but I suspect that it was due to the fact that it was my first event in which I worked. More interesting stories to come!
KevinProgram: Culinary Arts Hometown: Cleveland, OH Campus: Chicago
As we approach the end of week 10/finals week, I am more than excited to be graduation with my bachelors in advanced culinary! I am also pleased to say that I will be graduating with a job with a well known Chicago company; Jewel. It is for a culinary manger positing at one of their new CK Grills. This was all thanks to the RMU career fair that was April 24, 2012. I was hesitant to go at first, but I am more than glad I did. I had received three interviews from the career fair and I was only there for an hour! I went to every table that was related to my industry.