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Thoughts and Favorite Moments of First Year Culinary Students

Each year back to school means new experiences for both teachers and students. Moments that make the most impact on students are sometimes different than what teachers notice. So this year, the first year culinary students put together some of their most unexpected or favorite moments that have kicked off their IVVC Culinary Arts year:

 

“The beginning of the year in p.m. Culinary Arts was exciting to say the least. Though the class is a little smaller than normal, it still feels busy and it’s definitely a great class to be in. The teacher is very helpful and makes everything better even if any of us has had a bad day. The students are nice and helpful as well, and I can’t say that I like one more than another.

 

If I had to choose, the buffets are my favorite moments in class, but nothing has beat the caterpillar incident we had when we were doing a garden challenge. I swear, nothing has made me as paranoid as when a caterpillar burst out of a pepper like the chest-bursting alien. I was just glad that I wasn’t the one that picked that pepper. So far, everything was amazing and it’s hard to pick which moments are my favorites but this makes me excited for the rest of the year.” Isa L. (Leland)

 

“I didn’t think our buffet would be so busy the whole time! From the minute we start serving there is a line. We really have to work together to keep up. It feels like a real job.” Paige S. (Sandwich)

 

“I didn’t expect to like customer service. Neither one of us felt like we would enjoy being in front of people. We worked the Point of Sale System at the checkout register for the buffet and really liked it. Even when you have to give someone nickels for change because you are out of quarters you can make a joke about it and it’s ok. It was more fun than we expected.” Riley O. (Paw Paw) and Romi S. (Leland)

 

“One lesson I’ve learned is that mistakes in the kitchen aren’t that big of a deal if people don’t freak out. Even if someone cuts themselves, we all stay calm and just fix the problem and then get back to work. People learn to keep their cool under pressure.” Eli T. (Sandwich)

 

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