BY LASHANDRA ROBINSON, NYC: Well I don’t know where exactly to start. My first month here has been amazing. I absolutely love school, and my classmates are awesome; of course everyone loves me. During my first couple of weeks here I got the opportunity to volunteer at the James Beard House, on 7/30 to be exact. it was such a pleasure to work with Chef Manuel Berganza. He was full of energy and a very pleasant person to be around. Following that amazing experience, I got another awesome opportunity to trail at the best restaurant in NYC: Gramercy Tavern of course! It felt so unreal for me to be there in the midst of the business. All of the food there was great, everyone was so nice and worked well together as a team. It was overall an amazing experience for me. Besides all of the fun stuff I’ve just been talking on the phone with my girls as much as possible. I miss them soo much and can’t wait to visit them.