I'd love to read some feedback.
As you know I'm a line cook (I do garde manger).
Taking my next degree starting this september. (in netherlands its slightly different but it means you learn how to become an independent working chef and how to run a kitchen)
Because of my background I got a proposal that's hard to resist and a real nice challenge to me.
I was asked whether I feel like working with youngsters with disabilities and teach them the basics in the kitchen.
Attached to that same kitchen will be a little restaurant.
Talk about a challenge! SO I will have to learn to run a kitchen, work the hot side, plus also offer guidance to the youngsters which last thing I would LOVE I know…..
It's youngsters mainly with problems, being behind in their development age wise, plus some not being able to function in the community otherwise.
The company I work for, places them in the food industry (restaurants mainly) to work as helping hands in kitchens or as dishwashers etc depending on what they are able to take.
I feel very excited about the proposal because it means I will be able to share and teach.
And at the same time nervous because it means I have to learn all I can at my current workplace where I am having a hard time for the moment because I have just been working for one year in this industry.
I take it when my next education starts I will learn many more of the things I will need.
Aside from that will have the support of a mentor friend who has been in the industry for 44 years and is no longer actually wanting to be the chef, because of health problems.
Means it all will rest on me..
I am sure I will love it, no doubt, I have the passion and the drive, and the patience to teach.
But….. WOW….running a kitchen, making menus, and all the rest….it's exciting and scary at the same time.