A quick update on my cooking plans: Now its February I’m extremely excited (and not just because its starting to get a little lighter in the evenings)… This month I’m booked on to my first ever professional cooking course!!
And Oh my gosh I cannot describe how much I am looking forward to this. Its a short and intensive 4 week course, which is designed to teach the basics of professional cookery. – or even the not so basics, but super fancy stuff like this:
Find the recipe for this amazing salad at: Ashburton blog Duck recipe
I’m also excited as work have agreed to a months unpaid leave for me so I can go and do this. – AMAZING #luckygirl
I decided when I started this blog (Oct 2015 – so not that long ago) that this would be the foundation to my progression into taking my cooking to the next level. I love my home cooked recipes but know that I’m held back in so many ways just through lack of knowledge in the basics. Don’t get me wrong, I love to just get into the kitchen and cook up a storm without a cookbook or recipe website in sight – who needs rules?….or a clean kitchen 🙂 But I also think that a bit of chef knowledge in terms of stocks, sauces, pastries, breads etc will go a long way and hopefully add to whatever creative flair I can muster after a long day at work. So, I was determined to sign up to a course that would give me a stronger cooking foundation and pave the way for any potential future plans in food.
February 15th is my first day at Ashburton Chefs Academy in Halifax. I plan to blog here about my experiences on the cookery course, so I will post regular Ashburton feature posts over the 4 weeks I’m there. Hopefully I’ll be able to use all the skills and knowledge to create new and beautiful recipes and take a step closer to opening my own cafe or deli #delidream.
Watch out for the Ashburton feature posts from 15th February 2016 onwards.
To read about my first day at Ashburton click here.