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post #31 of 39

where are most of the instructors from?

 

any of them who are asian cuisine specialists?

 

i come from asian background and want to improve my cooking using french techniques.

 

also regarding externships..how do they work? does college assist u in hunting or are you on your own?

 

i know few chefs who can give me internships at their restaurants but i was keen on working in a high end french restaurant to build my confidence and skillset.

post #32 of 39
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Originally Posted by Chef Brah View Post

where are most of the instructors from?the instructors vary from all over the world and cuisine background.

any of them who are asian cuisine specialists? there is one instructor. His name is Jeff Moon. He worked in asian cuisine. He is my instructor currently. Good guy. Can be hard on the less experienced students. When ever we have free time the guy is showing us new stuff.

i come from asian background and want to improve my cooking using french techniques.

also regarding externships..how do they work? does college assist u in hunting or are you on your own? when you start getting close to your externship the school will contact you. Happens around your level 3. I would recommend meeting with an advisor on day 1. If you are going to be living in the city try to get as many trails as possible. I work two jobs and go-to school, and still trail a new restaurant once a month.

i know few chefs who can give me internships at their restaurants but i was keen on working in a high end french restaurant to build my confidence and skillset.No problem with wanting to cook in a high end restaurant. Anything w. 2-3 stars you are going to have trouble learning anything too useful. Unless you have the skills the chef won't put you on the line. I have heard so many horror stories from places like Jean-George. Try to get an externship somewhere you love the food, but don't know how they do it. Also try to find a small kitchen where the executive chef is there daily. We can talk more about this once you are here.
post #33 of 39
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I have had some big changes happen since I last posted. I recently was offered a sous position at a seasonal seafood restaurant in Montauk, NY. The owner is paying for housing and a decent salary. The problem was with my school schedule I would not be finished in time for the summer season. Luckily I was able to change my school schedule around. Now I am attending day time classes. I go to school M-F 9-3. I had to restart the level 3, but since I only did about 3 classes it was not a big deal. I had to pay more : / 

 

Since I changed to daytime classes, my view about the school has changed a lot. I would recommend to anyone thinking about going to ICC, to do the daytime classes. You are going to get more from the school. Since you are doing it everyday your able to take everything you learned and apply it to your future lesson much easier. All the faculty is there. Family meal is much more of a project because of the amount of people eating during the day.

 

I am about halfway done with level 3. I should be done with classes totally on May 15th. Then I go directly to Montauk, and start that summer adventure (I will be starting a new thread for that!) This friday is the charcuterie buffet we have been working on for the past 10 classes. I will take some pictures and will make sure to post them this weekend. 

post #34 of 39

I have been enjoying this thread.

The summer gig sounds awesome...

Work your butt off then collect a few good times memories to file away and then take out and remember when you are a geezer lol.

 

mimi

post #35 of 39
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Originally Posted by thewolff View Post
 

I have had some big changes happen since I last posted. I recently was offered a sous position at a seasonal seafood restaurant in Montauk, NY. The owner is paying for housing and a decent salary. The problem was with my school schedule I would not be finished in time for the summer season. Luckily I was able to change my school schedule around. Now I am attending day time classes. I go to school M-F 9-3. I had to restart the level 3, but since I only did about 3 classes it was not a big deal. I had to pay more : / 

 

Since I changed to daytime classes, my view about the school has changed a lot. I would recommend to anyone thinking about going to ICC, to do the daytime classes. You are going to get more from the school. Since you are doing it everyday your able to take everything you learned and apply it to your future lesson much easier. All the faculty is there. Family meal is much more of a project because of the amount of people eating during the day.

 

I am about halfway done with level 3. I should be done with classes totally on May 15th. Then I go directly to Montauk, and start that summer adventure (I will be starting a new thread for that!) This friday is the charcuterie buffet we have been working on for the past 10 classes. I will take some pictures and will make sure to post them this weekend. 

i might be taking evening schedule 4.30 to 9.30 pm classes as its cheaper also it gives me day time free to pursue other ventures

is there is a big difference in quality of learning?

post #36 of 39
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Originally Posted by Chef Brah View Post
 

i might be taking evening schedule 4.30 to 9.30 pm classes as its cheaper also it gives me day time free to pursue other ventures

is there is a big difference in quality of learning?

The quality of teaching is the same. All of the instructors are sufficient. Obviously some instructors are more passionate then others. Nighttime classes are going to be smaller. We did just have a new day class start and they are only 10 people. The biggest difference is that the school is really open during the day. All of the administration is there, you are in school everyday from 9-3, the students who take day classes seem to be more passionate and skilled. Maybe you should sit in a daytime class and a nighttime class. I am sure you will see the differences right away. When are you thinking of starting? 

post #37 of 39

Hi Guys,

                      Well come to forum site.We went off to college and after a year dropped out to travel the United States playing poker. Did that for 10 years and decided the life wasn't for me anymore. We moved to NYC chasing a girl and got into the real estate business. We did alright, but we learned that in the real estate game only the boss makes the money. We havve opened my own office with two other business partners. We worked hard. 75 hours a week squeezing every penny out of dollars we spent. We have Even after being fairly successful at it, 

Thanks...............

post #38 of 39
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Last day of L3. Tomorrow I start Level 4. It is going to last about 4 weeks. During that time I will be finishing my job in the city and moving to Montauk. I am going to have to commute to Montauk on the weekends. Next few weeks are going to be tough for me. I am excited though. I will update this once I am a couple of days into L4. 

Quote:
 

Hi Guys,

                      Well come to forum site.We went off to college and after a year dropped out to travel the United States playing poker. Did that for 10 years and decided the life wasn't for me anymore. We moved to NYC chasing a girl and got into the real estate business. We did alright, but we learned that in the real estate game only the boss makes the money. We havve opened my own office with two other business partners. We worked hard. 75 hours a week squeezing every penny out of dollars we spent. We have Even after being fairly successful at it, 

Thanks...............

Not sure what this is about....

post #39 of 39
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Originally Posted by thewolff View Post
 

Last day of L3. Tomorrow I start Level 4. It is going to last about 4 weeks. During that time I will be finishing my job in the city and moving to Montauk. I am going to have to commute to Montauk on the weekends. Next few weeks are going to be tough for me. I am excited though. I will update this once I am a couple of days into L4. 

Quote:
 

Hi Guys,

                      Well come to forum site.We went off to college and after a year dropped out to travel the United States playing poker. Did that for 10 years and decided the life wasn't for me anymore. We moved to NYC chasing a girl and got into the real estate business. We did alright, but we learned that in the real estate game only the boss makes the money. We havve opened my own office with two other business partners. We worked hard. 75 hours a week squeezing every penny out of dollars we spent. We have Even after being fairly successful at it, 

Thanks...............

Not sure what this is about....

 

IDK...

The royal we offering some sort of advice per personal experience?

 

mimi

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