Living the Dream in NYC!

BY CALVIN VIRGIL, NYC:  This journey just keeps getting better and better. Even now I still have my moments when I think, “Wow. This is really happening!!” I’m constantly reminded by friends and family that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and to make the best of it. That is definitely what I intend to do. The month of February has been one to remember. Most importantly my birthday was February 19th and I enjoyed it to the fullest!! I received a Kitchen Aid mixer for my birthday (Best gift ever!) and I also got to spend this past weekend with my family. My brother, sister, and two cousins came to visit me. My sister’s birthday was Sunday so we decided to all celebrate together. I couldn’t ask for anything better.

School is going great. Currently we are on cakes Pt 2. Our midterm is next Tuesday. It will consist of a written exam and a cake. The type of cake was picked from a raffle, but the design/theme is totally up to us. I’ll be sure to post the final product on Twitter when that time comes. I can’t believe that I only have 5 months left!! It’s really a bittersweet feeling. I reallyyyyy love being in New York, but I can’t wait to get back into my field and be working towards my long term goals as a pastry chef/ entrepreneur.

I’m not a party person, but I LOVE live music and singing so I have been going to some open mic nights at the Village Underground on Sunday nights. I just love the atmosphere and it helps take my mind off of everything going on just for a few hours. Along with cooking/baking, music is my therapy and I couldn’t imagine life without it.

I’ve also reconnected with someone who has become very special in my life. 
(Enough of the mushy stuff lol) Needless to say, life is great and once again I have to thank everyone that is involved with the Chefs Move! program. I definitely don’t take this opportunity for granted and I intend to make you guys so very proud in the future.

Till next time guys! Don’t stop dreaming!