|Posted by Quinton Bailey on November 15, 2010 at 6:40 PM||comments (0)|
This past weekend I had the opportunity to work with Ashley Vicos and Chef Mary Ann Moy, for a huge cake that was like 7x7...I learned so much in that time...so what i got home the next morning. Just seeing and observing what happens in a kitchen with a team of highly skilled artists is very very scary and humbling that i was trusted to be a part of this team.
It has also made me see that I have so much to learn and no matter what FLUFFnSTUFF is about, I cannot do it alone. They also had the opportunity to taste some of my stuff which went over very well too.
working in that kitchen has made me see that I should not be afraid to push my skills, even though I find that my customers always ask for what they want, I want to be able to push beyond the comfort and give them more...
i am still loving this craft and there is no end in sight right now...i am prepping up for the holiday season, my fingers are crossed that I will get that long awaited profit, I want to be in Pastry Classes formally in the spring at the Institute of Culinary Education, and I am halfway to that goal...donations anyone?
|Posted by Quinton Bailey on October 29, 2010 at 5:07 PM||comments (1)|
A year ago, I went to the chocolate show in Manhattan and I HATED it, so what who cares about chocolate and cooking and all the sweet stuff!?! Everything smelled so sweet that it was intoxicating! I just did not understand what all of this is about...all the HYPE and MAYHEM over something, that I do not fully enjoy myself?!
FAST FORWARD to TODAY, I am dying to make sure I am there, I am even looking to find out what I need to do to be in the Chocolate Fashion show!
I cannot wait for this years show!
The spices, the different types of chocolates, different cooking techniques with chocolatee...all of my new-found friends in the baking world will be there.
I will definitely be looking and learning, and possibly acquiring new vendors!