I hope I am posting in the right place... I am new to ChefTalk.com and I am starting a pastry chef class in August. I want to get a head start on all the tools I will need for school and after. I have spent about 5 hours reading a bunch of different posts trying to answer this question before I posted it. I have been unable to find a comprehensive tool list. All the school told me was to buy my chef coats and pants and they will give me a list at the first class. I really want the summer too build my kit bit by bit so I can get the best tools available instead of running around trying to find stuff in the first week of school. I have found some lists but they are for chefs and not pastry chefs. In addition to your tool lists, if you are able to provide good manufacturers of the products, that would be great. I have been looking at the F Dick line and I like them but I am wondering if there are better... I would rather spend a good amount of money on the best so I wont have to worry about having to rebuy in the next year or two.