BY CALVIN VIRGIL, NYC: Hello all! This has been an exciting month for me. I’ll sum it up the best I can.
Most importantly, I am now in level 3 at school which is our final level of The Classic Pastry Arts program. I can’t believe how fast this process is going by. It’s definitely a bittersweet feeling. I really love this school, but I can’t wait to apply what I have learned to the real career world.
I’ve finallyyyyy started my official training for my new position at work 2 weeks ago. So long prep cook, hello cake icer! I have to say that I’m really enjoying myself. I’m also back at my original location which is a plus! I love the staff and feel at the Rockefeller Center location. Magnolia Bakery is a great company to work for. Aside from work I have received two cake order request here in New York. One for a wedding engagement party and another for a baby shower! Make sure you remember me for your event as well! Lol
I have to say that one of my favorite moments here in New York occurred this past Friday. I saw Wicked for the first time & I LOVED it. Awesome story along with a super talented cast. I hear that it will be in New Orleans soon so make sure you check it out. If you are into music or theatre then you won’t be disappointed.
A special thanks to Chef John Besh, Chefs Move, and everyone affiliated with the program as well. I really do appreciate everything you guys do to make sure that I have everything I need here in New York. You all have made the transition much simpler and I will forever be grateful.
Also to all of the hopeful scholarship recipients who are reading this…
Never give up on your dreams! Apply yourself and always strive to do better. I wish you all the luck I can possibly give. You can contact me via Facebook (Calvin Virgil) or twitter/Instagram (Cal0711) for any questions you may have. I’m always available and I look forward to telling you about the New York experience.
Until next month guys!