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A brief introduction about me
was younger I spent most of my free time in the kitchen. There was nothing more intriguing to me than watching a cake rise in the oven or whipping egg whites
into a beautiful meringue. I
always knew I wanted to get into baking and pastry I just never knew how and I
wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with it. I went to college for two years
before I realized that a traditional university just wasn’t right for me, and that was when I finally decided to transfer to the world’s premier culinary
The first week of school! I am still just as amazed by the beauty of the campus as I was when I first arrived.
A few facts
- I grew up in Chesapeake, Virginia. I really miss being so close to the beach and eating good seafood (and drinking sweet tea) !!!
- I love to travel. Food and travel go hand in hand! Food from different cultures is so fascinating, and there isn't anything that I wouldn't try.
- I am currently Vice President of Student Programming at the CIA.
- Taking pictures is one of my favorite hobbies, but I am terrible at properly using my camera..
It has been a little over a year since I started the Baking and Pastry program and it’s hard to believe that I only have six months left!! Seven weeks ago I came back from my externship (An 18-week paid internship at a CIA approved food service site) and I am currently in Contemporary Cakes class with the very talented Chef Weber.
I just finished Chocolates and Confections class a few days ago. On the last day we presented some of the chocolates on a buffet in Farquharson Hall, the school's main dining room. So much fun!
I will be posting all about my journey at the CIA. Externship, classes, and the fun activities I do in my spare time (which isn't too often). So stay tuned!
Feel free to check out my
previous adventures on my personal