Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The College Schedule

Here at NECI they do things differently. Our classes change every 6 weeks. For this 6 week period I have 4 classes. My week looks like this-

Cooking Theory and Food Science from 1-7 Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
College Math from 9-11:30 on Thursday and Friday.
Information Technology from 1-3:30 on Thursday and Friday.
Inventory Management from 3:30-5 on Thursday and Friday.

Right now we get Saturdays and Sundays off! This makes me happy.

So far I've only been to Cooking Theory and Food Science. This is the class that takes place in the kitchen. And not just any kitchen but in the big ol' kitchen of a giant insurance company. Which we have to drive to. This means I'm kind of the cool one for having a car. ;) Yay me!

So far we have learned to make consomme, a clear stock or broth. It was kind of interesting. I've missed cooking. So even if I'm not cooking what I'd like to be cooking at least I get to cook. Being in a kitchen is fun and exciting. Always moving, always on task. That's what I like best. I'll like it better once I'm comfortable in the giant kitchen. I hate not knowing where things are or what I'm supposed to do. I'm a little worried that I won't pick up on enough of it and be that person in the class who's no good at anything. I'm not used to that... in high school I was one of the smart ones. Those classes were easy for me. This school is actually going to challenge me. I'm just waiting to see how I handle that.

Since my class Monday thru Wednesday doesn't start until 1 and on Thursday and Friday they don't start until 9 I could technically sleep in later than I'm used to, right? You'd think so, but no. My body doesn't work that way. No matter what time I go to bed I wake up around 6:30. I'm glad for this, I'll never be late to a class. At least not any of these ones. We will have a baking and pastry class at some point that starts wicked early in the morning. That's where the alarm clock comes in!


  1. Glad you finally get to cook a bit!
    I also awaken without an alarm clock most of the time -

    My first year of college I had a class at 8 AM FOUR days a week (blagh!) & would wake up to the radio alarm, a fiddler playing 'Hot Canary Polka' - prob at 7:30. It was only a block or two to class - so my roommate & I would DASH across the lawn . . .

  2. I don't think you've asked me a question yet for my interview on my blog! If you have the time, I was looking forward to a question from you! :)