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Hello from Norfolk

Hello from Norfolk. I'm currently in culinary school and love it! Learning allot from school and from the website. I come visit everyday. 

Hi Everyone Andri

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Hello Andri!

Nice to meet you, what do you want to do after culinary school?

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Hi, is that Norfolk VA or Norfolk county UK?  
My old stomping grounds.  
Welcome either way!

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Norfolk Virginia Limey. My plan after culinary school is to to get a degree in restaurant management. The classes are quick I need to choose my externship so im looking for a place to work where I can learn too.

Andri

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Welcome to The Forum Adri. Pull a chair upto the table, and tuck into the knowledge feast.

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Last 3 days of intro la a carte. We are doing a drill where its shift change and we all have to cook 3 dishes poach, saute and grill with all the sides. Everything has to look and taste the same. We have one weak cook on our team of 5. Theres 3 teams and only 1 person from each team can be in the kitchen at a time. Lots of prep and mise en place. the biggest thing I'm taking from the class is team work, good prep and having everything in its place. 

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I'm happy with my sourdough rye, but my wife would perfer a less dense version, something more deli like.  She also, however, wants not to reduce the rye-ness.

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