Hello everyone, hope your week is going well! I'm currently in my third week of the level 1 course at Matthew Kenney Culinary. But first, let's have a recap on what happened in week 2! Incase you've missed out, here's my blogpost on week 1 !
For the past two weeks, we would spend an hour at the beginning of the day on knife skills🔪! Batons, juliennes, fine juliennes ... you name it. The best part is, we get to enjoy a fresh cuppa juice (or two!) daily🍹. Sometimes, Chef Kaitlin (one of our two lovely instructors) would make flatbreads out of the dry matter from juicing. Otherwise, all compost are collected in bins to be used as fertilisers - no waste!
So here are the main dishes we made this week!
In the knife skills practical exam, we did 5 different cuts with 5 veggies (without a ruler). Chef Casey then examined each and every cut with a ruler, only allocating points when dimensions were exact. I love how serious things are taken here - love being a nerd. Oh btw, It has been 2 weeks since I've been vegan! (Except for that OMG IT'S NOT VEGAN moment when I took an accidental bite of brie on my friend's baguette!)
I feel so blessed to be experiencing such a different lifestyle here - vegan, yoga & sunshine everyday on the other side of the world, and to able to share this experience with a group of fun-loving and diverse classmates is the cherry on top! We're from all over the world - England, Scotland, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, Bolivia, America & Hong Kong (me!). Imagine all the cuisines we will be tasting in our final presentations (Week 4) when we create our own three course meals!
Thanks for reading!