Hello again ! I’m back in Wellington and today – 7th April 2014 is my first day as a Superior student. I’m so excited ! I finally finished my intermediate level. Time flies, I couldn’t believe that I finished my basic and intermediate level so fast. 6 months has passed, 3 more months to go and then that’s it. I’ll be going back to my hometown in Jakarta, Indonesia in June/July and continue my culinary journey to Paris in September.
It’s going to be amazing and I just couldn’t believe that all of these are happening. All of my great dreams come true and I’m really grateful. Anyway, I’m going to post more photos and information about the food that I’m cooking in Superior Class !
Hey guys ! I just received this email yesterday and I’m soooooooo happy. No words could express how happy I am right now. I’m going to Le Cordon Bleu Paris ! Yup that’s right ,PARIS ! It’s gonna be amazing. I’m flying off to Paris in september. I’m still gonna finish my grand diplome course in New Zealand.
I’m applying for a new program in Paris called ‘Restaurant Management’ program. The program is amazing. I’ll learn about how to start a restaurant, how to manage it, learn about winery, the finance, marketing and etc. The duration of the program is 1 year (6 months study + 6 months internship in Paris). Honestly, I was interested in this program because of the internship. As a foreigner, it’s really difficult to work in Europe or to get a work visa, this program offers a 6 months internship, which means I could get a working experience in Paris. This is soooo exciting. Can’t wait !
So, this was my opera gateau for pastry exam. Both exams (cuisine and patisserie) went really really well and I was really happy to hear the good feedbacks from the chefs. I really enjoyed this semester, I’ve learned a lot. Next term is my last one, Superior level, 3 more months to go and I’m done! Superior is going to be amazing and exciting. I can’t wait! Thank you to all the amazing chefs in Le Cordon Bleu Wellington. I’m flying off back to my hometown and I’m gonna be back in Wellington in April. More food posts !
Oh yay ! These are my 2 certificates (Basic Cuisine and Basic Patisserie) that I received last year.
I am taking 2 courses simultaneously and each course has 3 different levels ( Basic-Intermediate-Superior ). The duration of each level is 10 weeks (3 months)
Few photos that I post previously are just some of the things that I did in Basic classes, I’m not going to post everything of course because there are lots of things that we made in Basic and sometimes it’s just kind of a repetition.
Ugh, sorry that I posted lots of things in a day, I’ve been trying to blog here instead of tumblr.
See my previous blog http://forknspoon.tumblr.com/
After this post ,everything that I post will be what I made recently (Intermediate level) and it’s just getting more and more exciting !
My BIG FIRST STEP to realise my dream was to be bold. I live in a country where a good, qualified and known culinary school is really difficult to find. I knew I had to move somewhere to learn how to cook and I was 16 at that time and I didn’t have much of a choice.
In November 2012. I found out that Le Cordon Bleu in Wellington, New Zealand allowed student at the age of 16 to enroll. No words could explain how excited I was. However, my mom didn’t allow me to go as it was too far away from home. My heart broke into pieces </3 as if my dream was just a ‘dream’.
In May 2013, I was studying in Melbourne, Australia at that time. I wrote my mom and dad two pages of a long letter and for the 2nd time asking their permission for me to move to Wellington. and guess what..
I am a Le Cordon Bleu student now, majoring in Le Grand Diplome (Cuisine and Patisserie) I’ve been living in Wellington, New Zealand since October 2013 and I’ve learnt so much here and I’m still learning something new every day. No regrets.