Saturday, September 30, 2006

Teacher's Favorites

Does that happen? Maybe...You come every day. You come on time. You come in complete and clean uniform. You submit homework , and you submit homework on time, you come prepared, and motivated, and with great attitude about learning. You bring your passion for baking, or pastry or cooking, you don't complain that you will never ever going to make a wedding cake ever(because it is part of the program, and you know that), or you don't say you've seen enough sugar competitions on the Food Network, that you know you'd be good at it. You are a good team player and help others with clean up even if you're done with your assigned task. You have initiative. You participate in school activities. You are creative, but if you are not, you work hard on it. You are a good listener, observant, and a great deal of humility.

Then you are the teacher's pet.

Friday, September 29, 2006

more baskets

Students working on sugar baskets

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Sugar Fruit Basket

Sugar baskets made as part of the PB1300 class. Baskets are from cooked sugar while fruits were blown from isomalt.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Gingerbread House Workshop

September 20, 2006 is the next L'Atelier du Patissier Workshop. We will mix, bake and assemble gingerbread houses on Wednesday at 4:30 PM. We will have another workshop in October to finish the houses. If you have any idea or design for your house, make sure to bring them in Wednesday. The theme for the workshop will be Winter Wonderland. The houses cannot be bigger than 12x18.

This workshop is open to any CHIC student, baking or culinary. Also, there will be a PastryChicago Gingerbread Competition in November that we are hosting, this will be a good preparation for the competition.

So, hope to see you all on Wednesday, K 201

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Dessert Platter

It was a good turnout last night for the latest BK111 Dessert Platter Presentation. We had some guests come all the way from Gibson City Illinois and a lot from the Northeast section. I always appreciate family supporting the students and seeing what they can accomplish after just three baking classes.