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Posts by rickb1415

I have bought tons of knives over the years, and I can honestly say, my favorite have to be my Messermeister Meridians... They weren't crazy expensive and have survived 8 Years of use.. I always put them away for a bit when I buy a new knife of similar use, then always find myself using them as my "Beater knives" but then I always realize I use them more, the edges are still there with minimum up keep and a ton of use. My guys in the kitchen always ask for my slicer to...
I like the Golf/Country Club life, and have stuck with it after doing the restaurant thing for a couple years.    I'm an Exec. Sous (started as a line cook and been here 7yrs, with just over 10 years culinary exp.) I make over $50k/yr, 401k, Company paid Pension, Good health, dental, vision, AFLAC.. I have some down time in the colder months, where I can get a good vacation.. A' la carte is closed at 9pm everyday all year, and we constantly change the menu and daily...
Thank you! I just decided I was tired of my old career (marketing), and I have always enjoyed cooking and find its one of the few things I can actually stay focused on learning lol. I have very little commercial kitchen experience, but enjoyed the little time I have spent. I hope to take this career as far as I can go with it, and enjoy myself on the way. Only down fall is the pay cut from the marketing field, but I know i'll be much happier making a little less and...
I attend LCB Pittsburgh and we have small class sizes, and the program seems great. Our school has a lot of well known chefs and faculty members. I'm satisfied so far. Also a good friend of mine attended this same school 5 years ago and has been doing great, and recomends the school to people all the time.
Im new to the forums so hello! I just started attending LeCordon Bleu in Pittsburgh last week. I'll have a 4 month externship in a year. It's a lot to think about. I really like this area and was thinking I may look into some of the really nice resorts they have outside of downtown. Then again I was told Disney was great, considering they pay for you to live there while you work. Can't really beat that. On the other hand I was thinking of looking into places with well...
Hiya everybody. Just joined the forums. I figure the more information I can get the better. I just moved from Trenton, NJ to Pittsburgh, PA to attend Pennsylvania Culinary Institute (LeCordon Bleu). I'm sure i'll have plenty of questions along the way, and maybe i'll even be able to help and answer some questions at some point. Rick
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