Dear Khurram and dear readers,
I am so pleased to have come over this precious gem of a webpage where so many new possibilities and ideas have been introduced regarding education in the field of Pastry Arts.
I cannot help but post a reply from my side too in desperate hopes of getting a reply to a few questions that ring in my mind. As fellow enthusiasts in Pastry Arts, I request you to give this a read and I humbly ask you for your help, if you may wish to extend the same.
I am a 20year old male patisserie enthusiast. Ever since I was a child, I used to dream of becoming a mechanical engineer. But that changed when my mother brought home, a easy-to-bake chocolate cake mix. And from then on, ever since my Junior years in High School, I have been passionately involved in this wonderful world of Pastry Arts. I experimented with all sorts of cookies made in all sorts of methods, cakes of all kinds with frostings of all sorts and the sort. Baking - it used to make me so happy. Like, all my life made sense.
And now, after graduating High school, I plan to pursue my passion. Make my dreams come true. However, here comes the part when I have to choose the best school, best suited for me and with best education and training with added opportunities to a future I dream of. And this part has been the hardest, since there are so many institutes out there boasting of excellence and success. I have been terribly confused.
I have been considering the French culinary Institute lately, but the insistant suggestions from Mr. Khurram about the Ecole Gregiore Ferrandi have started to change my mind. In part, as it is substantially less costly than the aforementioned, in part as FERRANDI seems to offer a genuine and rich and wholesome education and finally in part, as this institute lies in the country that was a stepping stone for the wonderful Pastry Arts.
As fellow pattisserie enthusiasts, I would genuinely appreciate your kind help if you would like to extend the same.
Mr Khurram, if I may, I beg you for your kind help and support. You seem like a knowledgeable and straight-minded person. And you insist on joining FERRANDI. Please help me as I desperately try to pursue my dreams and passion. May I humbly ask you a few questions?
1) I do not plan to go to college. I plan to jump right into what I am passionate for instead. Do you think I will make it in the world without graduating from college? Should I rather, graduate from college first and then, pursue Pastry Arts? Would that make me more accepted?
2) Sir, you seem to have done much research about Gregiore Ferrandi. Why do you insist so strongly for it? What are your reasons for choosing this institute? I read you will join the same next year. Why not go to other famous institutes such as the French Culinary Institute, Culinary Institute of America, the Arts Institute, Le Cordon Bleu etc? Why do you so strongly suggest Ferrandi?
3) is Gregoire Ferrandi's reputation accepted internationally? How well known in this institute worldwide? I mean, as in, if I completed this course, would I be able to find a decent job in places like America, Europe, India etc. Or Hotels?
I would like to ask you a few more questions such as rough living expenses, financial aids, scope for success through this school and the related matters but I would hate to waste your time.
Sir, if you read this, please. These three questions can be of substantial help to me and in helping me find a good path towards the fulfillment of my dreams.
Every man has a dream. A passion. These enable him to survive and hope.These teach him to learn patience and enthusiasm. These dreams, these images cast in the future where you imagine yourself doing something, they make you smile and hope. They help you fight the present, no matter how hard it is.
I need to find a road towards my dream. And I beg you for your kind help......