Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Chef in the Making

What if you go to culinary school? The only books you read are cookbooks. The only things you look at online are food blogs. In your free time you bake, or do research on cool restaurants. I think you should go to culinary school. 
-Adam Anderson Summer 2010

I start culinary arts school on Monday. It's sort of surreal. Really who would have though a casual conversation one afternoon two years ago would have led to this? Me following this obsession passion to a program that I love. I've worked hard and waited patiently while I got all my "ducks in a row" and finally my time is here. I get to learn to be a chef. I don't know where this program is going to take me ultimately. But I do know that the road to figuring that out is exciting and will make me happy. Doubts have relentlessly crept into my mind. Is it worth the money? Do I really want to dedicate the next two years to this? Do I even need it? etc. I still don't know all the answers but I do know that I am being true to myself and this program is going to help me to become a better version of me. That feels good.

Here's to following dreams and taking risks every once and a while. 


  1. You are SO going to rock this!! Can't wait for stories!

  2. Amanda, I have been stalking your blog for awhile now (but haven't visited it for some time, hence I am commenting on this old post:), but I wanted to comment to say CONGRATS on culinary school AND I just watched Runaway Bride last night and thus I got excited about your reference. The end.