Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Canadian Student: Classic Pastry Arts Month 1

By Kaitlin Wayne 

Classic Pastry Arts


I always knew that I loved baking, but it wasn’t until I was in University back home in Canada that I realized it was truly my passion. I graduated from University, and now, here I am! A Level 1 Classic Pastry Arts student at International Culinary Center.

It feels like yesterday that I was opening up my tool kit and scrambling around the kitchen trying to figure out where everything was. So far, we have completed our tarts and cookies unit, pâte a choux (cream puff dough), and are currently nearing the end of pate feuilletee (puff pastry). Everything we have made has been absolutely delicious; however I must say that puff pastry has been my favorite.

I can already feel myself growing as a person and as a chef, even though I have not been here very long. It is completely true that when you are passionate about something, it does not feel like work.

I wake up every morning excited for what lies ahead. I am living my dream in the most exciting city in the world. I can't wait to see where my journey at ICC leads me, and to share it with everyone along the way!

Classic Pastry Arts
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