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 awaiting the results, and next week they have Nutrition, Controlling Foodservice Costs, and their ServSafe tests.  In addition to this, they have their Final Presentations on Monday, 10:00, where they tell us about the subject they have chosen to research.  It looks promising on the food front!  We have a students making curds, another making Cracklin’ Bread, someone teaching us the history of Easter eggs, and finally one on Po’Boys.  It should be one tasty morning!  Make sure to check back next week for the stories and pictures!

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Zack and Norman finishing researching for their Final Presentations!

Now let’s hear from Bennie about what his week has been like!

“This week in class has been very easy.  We have had a lot of tests and baking time.  My, how time flies when you’re baking!

In the classroom we are finishing the last chapters in the books and classwork.  When I first started, it seemed like a lot of work.  But the knowledge and skills you learn is well worth it.  You cover a lot in class, but you get out of it what you put in!  We have class projects coming up soon.  It’s like a personal final test.

This week in the bakery, we made brownies, pastries, and I made my first bun dough.  Some of the things we make are fun, and some are not.  That’s the thing about it: you have to take the good and fun stuff with the things you don’t like.

It’s fun to learn a new recipe and to mix, bake, and see your work completed at the end.  The one thing they all have in common is that it all smells so good!  And the best part is sampling all of the yummy goodies we get to make.”

-Bennie

We also tested out some filled, savory croissants this week.  Pictured is the Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil.  Check out our Instagram for the Spinach Feta @mumjustbakery. 

Our intern, Jess, also created some bonus Employment Skills workshops.  This one was on public speaking, and involved a short debate, talking about a random object like it’s important to you (“Object of My Affection”), and reading a paper but replacing a word with an animal sound (like “love” with “oink”). 

Next week we have our Information Sessions for the next class starting May 7th!  If you or anyone you know may be interested in taking this program, email us at justbakery@emum.org, or just come in April 26th at 12:00 to learn more!

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