As my passion for cooking in the past years grew, my desire to attend an official culinary school also grew overtime. On summer of 2016, I got to know Miami Dade’s College, Culinary Institute. I had the experience of having a private tour around the installations, with a culinary student itself, Patricia Falcon.
That day, I was able to take a glance of what “real culinary classes” are, it left me with the desire of someday coming back to take a class myself.
Sooner than I expected, I returned to the college this summer.This time not to watch and tour around, but to take my first “official” class. I believe I caused a good impression as they were able to see my passion and desire to learn since I first met the faculty and individuals around. They skipped protocol and were able to make an exception so I could attend a full day to the college.
I attended a full class dedicated to the culinary technique, “Sous Vide” with international chef, Chef Ghali. Sous Vide basically consists, on under vacuum cooking at constant high temperatures. I had never heard of this way of cooking before, yet Chef Ghali was nice and comprehensive and introduced me to it on the best way possible.
The entire day was a hands on class on one of the fully equipped kitchens at the culinary department of the college. During our time listening, learning, preparing, and cooking I got to work, meet and connect with many of the students who even though are older than me share the same love for the same passion
Throughout the day I reaffirmed many of my skills, learned twice of techniques and prepared many side dishes and dishes I absolutely enjoyed. Here are some of my favorite ones:
Definitely my Sous Vide Class on Miami Dade College had a huge impact on my perspective on the culinary arts and also helped me have a clearer vision for my future. It was an experience of a lifetime, doing what I most like to do.
Thankyou Miami Dade Culinary Institute for making this possible. Really looking forward on coming back next summer and hopefully to have more experiences like this one.