Thursday, August 24, 2006

Half Way There

I completed my internship when I clocked out last night. This has been a great experience and really served to reinforce what I learned at school as well as adding to the knowledge. I'm so surprised at how quickly my first year of school has gone by and am looking forward to starting my second year. Orientation is September 6th followed by a sanitation review and welcome back dinner. I'll get my class schedule for the first quarter during orientation.

For now, I'm concentrating on packing my belongings so that I can load them into my car and drive back to Vermont in just a few days.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Shrimp Scampi with Angle Hair Pasta

This was a special that we ran during lunch at the Inn on Biltmore Estate last week. Mmmm.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Biltmore House

Biltmore House
Originally uploaded by mzones.
I've let too much time pass between postings. I am still at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, on internship. I will have completed this first internship in just a couple of weeks. Wow, 6 months sure has gone by quickly.

I have learned so much and been able to apply the techniques that I learned at my first 6 months of school at NECI. I am looking forward to moving on and completing my second 6 months of classes at NECI. Following that, I have another 6 month internship before I finish my culinary education.

I have an apartment lined up in Montpelier for my second term. I will be sharing a 2 bedroom apartment that is very close to Main Street, where most of our classes are, with my classmate Maimai (pronounced like my-my). She is from the Philippines and is in the Baking and Pastry program at NECI.

I finally took this picture of the Biltmore House on my day off yesterday. I had a photo tour assignment for school that I wanted to include this in.