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…

Conquering the Classroom

Class 30 has made it through the brutal first month of classroom only! Next week Tuesday they will have their first day in the kitchen to finally start the hands-on experience baking.  There will be an extra challenge of time management within the classroom days since we will be covering a lot more topics each…

We’re well on the way!

The students of Class 30 have just wrapped up their third week in the classroom.  There is one more week to go until kitchen time, and the schedule shows it!  They have all completed the baker’s math portion in preparation for moving into the kitchen, and they are ready to move on to their 5th…