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Im angie :lips:
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HI angie I'm Tye
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Hi My name is tye and im new here. im heading off to culinary school next month and i was wondering what are the most important things that you need to know, that someone didn't tell you. Things that you figured out yourself that made things a little easier.
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kool where from Tye? Im in New York
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oops i see now your in Deleware. :lips:
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hi tye, am royston from India. M in my final year of Culinary school...well the most important thing u should have is focus and passion for food.. Its not an easy field, it involves alot of hard work and dedication. its like ur eithre in or out.. but il have u kno dat its a very good field to get into... right nw we are doing cusines of the world and its quite interesting, i mean research... presentations, actually cooking and presenting the food... its awesome.... hopoe i helped out
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I see this thread is an opportunity to welcome three newcomers to Chef Talk: AngeliaB, Tye302 and Roystonvaz.

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Tye to answer your questions about culinary school.

1. It helps to know how to actually do basic cooking before school.
2. Pick up some books Letters to a young chef by Daniel Boulud
The making of a chef by Michael Ruhlman
or Becoming a chef by Andrew Dornenberg

they help alot because they kind of give you a sense of what to expect.

3. Be open to ideas and suggestions from your classmates and your chefs In my class we started out with 16 students but by they end of the course we had lost 5 because some of them thought they knew everything and could not work with the other students and some of them just did not have any idea about food and did not prepare themselves for being in a kitchen cooking and cleaning and sweating on a daily basis.

4. I dont know what school your attending but at my particular school our curriculum was a set number of classes and it was ALOT of information fast. Each day it was something different and sometimes I was at a loss. Practice Practice Practice and ask lots of questions

5. Knife skills practice them learn them keep them up. My interviews afters school was over?? first questions from some was 'How is your knife skills?" lol

6. Most of all have fun and get to know the people around you and make contacts. It will be invaluable to you later on down the road.
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Thanks much i will be spending lots of time here. I like this place already :)
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