Thoughts For Food

Insights into the Mind of a Culinary School Student

State of the Blog

Hello everyone. It’s been way too long, once again, since my last entry. And for good reason this time.

I spent basically all summer at my internship working hard, writing articles and taking photos. Unfortunately, I was not given a full time position which makes me quite sad. So right now, I’m sort of caught in limbo looking for a new job.

In the meantime, here’s my blog sort of languishing. And I’s upset that’s become the norm. Well i’m here to announce some BIG changes coming to this blog.

I’ll get the big one out of the way first: Food will no longer be the main focus of this blog. It will still be around, but it won’t be the standalone topic of this blog. I want to diversify my writing style and topics, so instead of stopping, I’m going to add onto this blog and expand. I’ve got a big love for games and short stories, so expect to see some more things like that crop up.

The site itself will be changing over the next few days as I overhaul things and rework the layout. I thank everyone for sticking with me this far and I hope you enjoy the future content I have planned!


Food Bites: NJ_Chef Goes to School

Hey guys! First of all, I just want to thank everyone who commented and read my Pizza Week extravaganza. I hope everyone enjoyed it! I always love enjoy sharing my recipes with you all and will continue to do so. What can I say? I love writing about food, which is exactly why I am heading off to culinary school very soon!

I’ve mentioned this in my About Me post, but I think it bears repeating, seeing as how the time is rapidly drawing closer. By May 31, I’ll be moved into the Culinary Institute of America, starting my classes at that most prestigious of schools. I’ll continue to keep this blog updated while I’m at school, giving you an insight into the life and times of a Baking and Pastry Arts student. And I’ll even share new recipes that I will no doubt learn while I’m there. I’m also keeping this blog up to hone my own culinary writing skills, mainly because of what I want to do once I’m done with school.

My plan so far for when my tenure at the CIA is done is thus: once I’m done with school, I’ll be in the food industry for some time, honing my craft and perfecting my skills. Either during or after that time, I would like to do one of two things; go to work for a culinary publication like Food & Wine Magazine or Food Network Magazine, or, become a culinary instructor. The first option is kind of obvious, considering my love for writing. The second option actually stems from a long time period of me doing some soul searching about what exactly I want to do with my life. For the longest time, I convinced myself that I could never be a teacher, despite teaching running in my family. However, after some soul searching, i realized that if I’m teaching something I enjoy, then it won’t be as bad. So I am definitely keeping that option open.

Well that’s all for this post! I’m working on a new recipe so expect it up sometime soon. I’m also working on the second installment of Chef Spotlight. See you all later!