Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Inn on Biltmore Estate

I spent my first week at the Inn mostly cutting various fruits and vegies. I told them I needed to improve my knife skills, so it's all good. Today I trained on the al a carte cooking line (filling orders from the dining room and room service). I'll be on my own Monday, YIKES! Not really, the Sous Chef will keep me from drowning if I get in over my head. Phwew!

Friday, March 10, 2006

Asheville, NC

I began my drive down here mid-day Monday and arrived Tuesday evening. I had originally set out with the idea that I would stop off near DC and visit the Smithsonian for a few days. As I started my journey, I thought it wiser to get to Asheville and find a place to live. I did find a place and I will be moving in later today. Yay!

It is so beautiful here! The color has not returned yet from winter, but I look forward to watching it return. There are already blossoms on trees and daffodils blooming. I have not been to Biltmore Estate yet, but I'm sure the 50k tulips they have planted there have broken through the ground and will be ready for their debut next month during the festival of flowers.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Outta Here

Today is my last day of table service and the last day of my first 6 month residency at NECI. After class today, I will be taking the contents of my dorm room (except what I need for tonight) to storage so that I can leave here early tomorrow morning...I'm taking a dorm mate to the airport in Burlington (about 45 miles from here) way early.