The Culinary Institute of Austin, that is. We went on a field trip with our homeschool group to learn what it takes to become a chef in this day and age. We visited the school while the students were in action and got to watch the hands on techniques of stretching a strudel, toured a commercial kitchen, and bombarded the head chef with a ton of questions.
After finishing the tour, I decided several things:
1. At least one of my kids needs to become a pastry chef, not just because their hiring rate right out of school is 93 percent, but because I want a personal baker to whip up delectable desserts for his/her momma. :)
2. I need this mixer.
3. I also need this butcher block island for my kitchen.
4. I want to tour the school every week and eat whatever they are making.
Thank you Chef Rafferty and the rest of the team for letting us invade your kitchen! But most of all, thank you for the homemade brownies! ;)