This has been an amazing month for me, from start to finish. I am absolutely loving everything about this amazing experience.
School, what else can I say it is going wonderful. We are now in cake 1 learning different cake techniques, and pipings. My favorite so has been the lemon chiffon cake with a vanilla buttercream icing and lemon curd. The basket weave design is so easy to do. I was pretty intimidated at first but once I saw how easy it was I soon got over it. Been working on petit fours, which was challenging to cut everything so small considering i have huge hands.(lol) My favorite petit four that we made was the pate de fruit. My first time having it was at August and I remember it being so good so I was excited to make that. I was so excited that it didn’t come out... I somewhere along the way something was left out and it didn't set up. Go figure. So when I had the second chance to make it for my exam I made sure it came out perfect and it did.
Another fun and exciting thing I did was went ice skating!! That was so much fun, the only thing I had in my mind was to not fall. I held on to the railing so tight but I pulled and pushed myself all the way around the entire rink. I think I got a crack out of watching everyone else fall. Visiting Macy’s was amazing, the window displays were spectacular. They put so much detail into every window - it’s breathtaking. Christmastime in New York is something that I won’t ever forget, it’s definitely an experience that I would love to do again.
The trip home to Nola was everything I needed. Seeing my family made me cherish this Christmas even more. Their faces lit up like Christmas lights on a tree when they seen me and it was a beautiful moment. So the first thing I ate while home was Chic-filet, yes that’s what I wanted lol. I also had a daiquiris and some crawfish, smoke sausage and potatoes. It was soooo good. While home I even found time to make pralines to sell. People couldn't wait for them, as soon as they got done they were out the door. I so grateful for everything that the Chefs Move! scholarship has provided for me.
I’m so excited to see what the upcoming months have to offer. I know that 2015 will be even better than 2014. I’m claiming total greatness. Well, untill next time - keep up with me on my social media, Instagram @starchef28 Facebook Chef Ronald Green and twitter @chefgreen25
xoxo- Chef Ronald Green