Saturday, August 2, 2008

Let Me Introduce Myself

I'm new to the blogging experience so forgive me if my first post is lacking! Let me begin by telling you a little about myself and what I hope this blog will accomplish. My name is Kimber ( I used to go by Kim so for those of you that know me , yes your reading the correct blog!). As of August 8th I will be a recent graduate of Texas A&M University with a major in History and minor in Anthropology. During my time at A&M I was priveledged to meet so many influentical people and gain new experiences that helped mold me into the person I am today. I believe going to Texas A&M was one of many good decisions in my life and has helped influence my next move in education- to pursue a career as a pastry chef. So, as a walk across the stage of Reed Arena to close one chapter of my educational career, I will be starting another as a student at Texas Culinary Academy in Austin, Tx.
The program I will be participating in, is the baking and patisserie program. It will last for about one full calendar year and is broken into two parts. The first part is nine months and will be mainly classroom and lab (aka kitchen) work. The second part is a three month externship which is basically an apprenticeship with an established chef. My classes have titles such as : "Sugar work", "Chocolate", and "breads" to give you an idea of what I'll be learning about. I'm hoping to post weekly updates about what I'm learning, who I'm meeting, what I'm making, and life in Austin. I'll try to include pictures as often as can as well as posting information about upcoming events at my school that are open to the public such as the chili cookoff in November and the Gingerbread competition in December.
I hope that this blog will be entertaining for those of you that are curious about what I'm doing and informative about the world behind the stove so to speak. Let me also say thank you to all that have supported and prayed for me over the years about this decision and many others!