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post #1 of 25
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:) Well friends after a few days of negotiations, I signed on today as a Chef Instructor at The Conn Center for Culinary Arts. I will start April 19th when the new Module begins, and my first class will be teaching Classical French Cuisine and it's history. I am very excited and thank you all for your beautiful words of encouragement.

I have not been this excited in many years

Peace
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post #2 of 25
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!
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I am SO happy for you! But I'm even happier for your future students. They are very lucky indeed. This is SO exciting! What wonderful news!
I'll drink a toast to you tonight, my friend. :D
Emily

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post #3 of 25
Welcome to the ranks of the teaching force, Cape Chef! Lucky students, too. :bounce:
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post #4 of 25
Way to go Cape Chef!
Have a blast!
post #5 of 25
There's nothing like teaching. And that first day of class: overlooking a room full of wide-eye cabbage heads with freshly washed faces into which you instill your own knowledge and experience and transform them into cognizant human beings. You, YOU have control.

Best and I'm a foodie.   I know very little but the little that I know I want to know very well.

 

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Best and I'm a foodie.   I know very little but the little that I know I want to know very well.

 

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post #6 of 25
Hey people can you imagine how lucky those guys are???? Having cape chef teaching them French Cooking?? Well Brad French cooking is so you I am so glad and envious of your students. :) Break your leg.
"Muabet de Turko,kama de Grego i komer de Djidio", old sefardic proverb ( Three things worth in life: the gossip of the Turk , the bed of the Greek and the food of the Jew)
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"Muabet de Turko,kama de Grego i komer de Djidio", old sefardic proverb ( Three things worth in life: the gossip of the Turk , the bed of the Greek and the food of the Jew)
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post #7 of 25
wonderful news cc!!!! congratulations!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
post #8 of 25
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Thanks all,

I can't wait to start.

Hey, I was thinking about keeping a journal and posting about my experience as a teacher.We have had a couple great journals from students, how about from an instructors perspective? Suzanne, Can you help me with my spelling? :eek:
Baruch ben Rueven / Chanaבראד, ילד של ריימונד והאלאן
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post #9 of 25
Congrats CC !!. I wish you nothing but the best of luck with your new position. Have fun. :)
post #10 of 25
I was entertaining the notion of returning to school, but kokopuffs changed all that with the cabbage head comment :eek:

Congratulations, CC! I look forward hearing more about your job and experiences at the school.
post #11 of 25
PAAAARRTAAAAAAYYY!!!
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Considering how much I've learned just from reading your posts here, your future students are very lucky.

Congratulations.

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post #13 of 25
Very cool :cool: Brad, very cool! I am elated for you, I know how much you wanted to do this. I really couldn't be happier for you. You really are the embodiment of knowledge in your field and the love you have for it will no doubt be transferred to your students. Don't worry about the spelling, you're not teaching English! :D
Best wishes and great fortune L'Chayim :beer:
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My latest musical venture!
http://myspace.com/nikandtheniceguys
 
Also
http://www.myspace.com/popshowband "I'm at the age when food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table." Rodney Dangerfield RIP
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post #14 of 25
Congratulations, Brad! I love the journal idea; as you said, it's a whole new perspective (both for students and prospective teachers) and I don't know that it's been done before on any food website. It'd be a great addition to the front page, but start anytime you want in the forums.
Anulos qui animum ostendunt omnes gestemus!
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post #15 of 25
All I can say that hasn't already been said is:
It's about time!!!
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Its one of those "win win" things.

Congratulations. Cape Chef! After reading your posts here for the last few years I can't think of or have met someone more qualified than you to give to your students something so often missing from but in great need of in young culinary students. A clue. Thanks in advance and again thank you from your students' future potential employers.
What a relief! To find out after all these years that I'm not crazy. I'm just culinarily divergent...
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What a relief! To find out after all these years that I'm not crazy. I'm just culinarily divergent...
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post #17 of 25
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Dear Peachcreek,

Those words mean a lot to me coming from someone like you.
I have always felt that you are truely grounded in our buisness and are very bright and thoughtful.Would love to have my students work for a pro like you
Baruch ben Rueven / Chanaבראד, ילד של ריימונד והאלאן
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post #18 of 25
monsieur,
je vous souhait bonne chance a votre nouvelle ecole !!
my english sucks but my dutch is great !
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my english sucks but my dutch is great !
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post #19 of 25

Congratulations!

I so envy you, not only being able to cook but being able to create and share the culinary arts with eager minds! Keep us posted and don't be afraid to share a recipe (or three).
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post #20 of 25
Too wonderful!!! You've wanted this for so long I'm glad that your dream is coming to fruition. I'd love to hear about your experiences in the classroom.
cooking with all your senses.....
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post #21 of 25
Fantastic news! Congratulations on making Conn. culinary one of the best schools in the world! :)

Kuan
post #22 of 25
That's a laugh: me helping YOU! :D But by all means, if you're not too exhausted at the end of the week, please do let us know what your experience is like. I'll help you with the spelling when you're ready to turn it into a book. ;) For now, it should be all YOU and your style. :cool:

As everyone has said already, your students will be sooooooooo lucky! Even -- especially! -- the goof-offs: your love of food, wine, cooking, and learning will just have to rub off on them. :p

And now I guess I can stop pushing for my m-i-l to move up to a retirement place in CT. :rolleyes:
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post #23 of 25
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You guys are beautiful.

I just picked up my Syllabus for my classes.

They are "Classical French Cuisine and it's history"
"Food and Beverage Cost Controls"
"Techniques of Healthy Cooking" and
"Food and Wine Chemistry"

Part of me feels like i'm going back to school, I have a lot to study to prepare myself for my classes.

I will do my best to keep a journal on CT.

My "still" full time job has been filled with emotions that are very powerful. For those of you who know I have been a regional chef for high end senior living properties for the past 20 months, these wonderful human beings are hard for me to leave, they become like your grandparents.

Thanks again friends for your support, not only in this venture but for many times in the past. I feel blessed to call you my friends.
Baruch ben Rueven / Chanaבראד, ילד של ריימונד והאלאן
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post #24 of 25
Great news CC. The only question now is what am I going to do when we finally build our food institute and don't have our dean of instruction. Good Luck in your new position. Mike
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post #25 of 25
Just one easy question...

How was your first day?

Eric
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