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Today first experience really in a chief's kitchen



Today I woke up and of course made myself my usual large jug of coffee to keep me going. Today's experience was seriously frightening and intensive. I had to cook three dishes today a beautiful Potato and Fresh Herb Soup and Variations, French onion tart, Heirloom Tomato Salad with Basil, Compote of Blackberry and Apple with sweet Geranium Leaves. '

The chefs help today was just so amazing. I went into the kitchen all flustered and very nervous because I had so many dishes to prep. The chef taught me so much.

After my running around In the kitchen all morning it became lunchtime and we eat what we cooked. I had a very fast lunch and then ran to my cottage to get out of my chef whites. After I ran back to the school where we were all introduced to Rory O’Connell, after being introduced to him he then commenced

cooking.


The same story, we had to watch him for 4 hours. Rory was fantastic, he was incredible to watch and it really makes you know why you are here after such a stressful day. It’s certainly a very intensive course so let’s see how tomorrow goes in the kitchen.