The Mess is Part of the Fun!

Time is dwindling down in the classroom for the students as they approach their last two weeks!  Our first test will be Monday on Management and then Wednesday they will have Supervision.  Then it is study study study to the last week where we tackle Nutrition, Controlling Foodservice Costs, and ServSafe! This week for the…

Onwards and Upwards

This week has been quite busy for the students now that they have started in the kitchen!  Classroom has gone down to three days a week, and kitchen takes the other two.  So far in the kitchen they have learned cookies, quick breads/muffins, and all that goes into cleaning up a production kitchen! In the…

Time to Hand Out the Jackets!

It’s always fun to see the difference in the students after the first month.  They have been in the classroom Monday-Friday, trying to get back in the swing of learning and taking tests again.  Once we reach the end of the fourth week, it’s impressive how far they’ve come!  Quiz scores are up, class discussion…

Life Doesn’t Stop

Life has been coming at our students hard this round.  One student had a death in the family, another’s family member is in the hospital, student health scares- it has been a rough week.  There is lot that comes with death in addition to dealing with it on an emotional level.  If you struggle with…

Tiring, Intriguing, and Hectic

Whew! The first two weeks of Just bakery class 31 have been tiring, intriguing, and hectic but all the while AMAZING! As Zack,a two time student of the amazing program, refers to the first weeks,  “It’s hell week!”. It’s the first two weeks that will either make you or break you, a statement that has…

Let’s Catch Up!

The last two weeks have been busy ending Class 30’s time in the classroom (kitchen only for the next month before graduating the program!) and the beginning of Class 31.  First, we’ll fill you in on how Class 30 wrapped up their class time, and then we’ll get into meeting the new class! “Wow, what…

It’s That Time Again

The students are about to move on to their last week in the classroom!  I cannot believe it’s been two months already.  They have been champs taking in all the knowledge, and now it’s time to put it to the test: Finals Week.  They have already taken two of the ManageFirst exams and are anxiously…

Appreciating the Outcomes

“This week we did a lot of baking!  We made muffins, cookies, and quick breads.  It was interesting to see how small amounts of ingredients turn into such big items.  We learned the creaming method, the fold in method, and the times and temperatures used to bake the items.  We also learned about the lot…

How Time Flies!

“This week in class, we learned about tracking inventory, the importance of following policies and procedures in all aspects, SOPs (standard operating procedures), creating emergency plans, and how to use these things to operate a successful business. The students had presentations on off-site units-this assignment helps review everything learned in ServSafe so far, as they…