Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Culinary Boot Camp Week #1

Although I have no regrets about the path my career has taken me, if I could start over I would go to culinary school. My dreams are to own a small restaurant where I would serve breakfast and lunch or to own my own bed and breakfast. Who knows maybe someday these dreams will come true? In the meantime, I am aspiring to become a more knowledgeable and proficient cook.

This week I began a series of 5 cooking classes entitiled Culinary Boot Camp. The classes are based on the book of the same name by Martha Rose Shulman. The classes are held at The Classy Gourmet. Colleen Cleek, the owner, was a contestant on Season 5 of Hells Kitchen.

Our class is small, six total students. Last night's class focused on knife skills, stocks and pan sauteing. I just want to be like a giant sponge and soak up all of the knowledge and cooking hints passed on by our instructor. Next week, I am going to remember to bring my camera.


  1. that sounds like fun!! i want to take some courses as well. maybe i'll start looking around!

  2. How exciting! I would love to take a pastry class. Someday!

    I ordered my Chocolate book last night. It should be here when I get home from Germany. I am excited to start baking from it!

  3. Sounds fun! Can't wait to hear the updates.

  4. The instructor was on Hell's Kitchen? I would have joined just getting to take a cooking course called Culinary Bootcamp! Your class sounds like a blast...


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