As published by CareerShifters.org; "Stuck in a cycle of frustration and inertia, Catherine Allen decided to make a leap. Now, through a mix of practical experiments and new connections, she's immersed herself in an industry she loves. This is her story."
There is no hiding behind a C.V. and a bunch of merits. The real assessment of your skill is at the trial. Here are some tips in surviving your first chef trial in a commercial kitchen.
My personal summary of the Ballymaloe experience.
Along with your papers, pens, highlighters, you will also need a good warming dinner to keep you burning the midnight oil. Check out the perfect shepherds pie recipe here.
With only a handful of days left I know there won't be a dry eye in the house and it will be me handing out the Kleenex. Not because I won't be sad but because my tears have been shed. Oh yes, two weeks prematurely too. Flashback to last Wednesday week. I am sitting in [...]
She is at the bar again, standing tall above the rest, peachy and luscious.
How to make the perfect chicken stock which will form the basis of all your soups, casseroles and sauces. Get this right and you are onto a winner.
Here are a few snaps to give a flavour of the last few weeks....
When I stretch over and hit the snooze button on Friday morning for a split second I think, almost habitually, thank God it's Friday, but then I remember this is the end of week 7 and before I know it I am out on the beach making the most of the bright morning, since the clocks went back [...]
And so we are half way there, 6 fabulous weeks in, and to date, 0 blog posts written. Saluting all those previous Ballymaloe multi-tasking Kings and Queens in finding the time to document their days and weeks spent in this little haven, the ones I pored over for the last 3 or 4 years, I [...]