This week was crazy! I can’t believe how fast time is flying by and how much I’ve learned this week. It was more of the same, prepping and plating for service, but this time I’d done everything before, knew where everything was and really gotten into the swing of things, so I did much better the second time around. I even got a few “perfects!” on things I made and even on some things that involved piping, so I have a lot more confidence this week. Oh and I got to make Dip n Dots - tedious, but also amazing and definitely worth it.
One of the questions on my homework this week asks what I consider to be my strengths and weaknesses. Going on the last two weeks, I would say my biggest weakness is that I don’t always have the confidence to take initiative and just do something - mostly I’m afraid of doing something wrong and wasting everyone’s time rather than waiting to be told or shown what to do, but sometimes you just gotta wing it. My biggest strength is that I’m a fast learner and I don’t ever need to be told twice what to do, and that I always learn from my mistakes. For instance, earlier in the week, Chef told me that my piping was pretty terrible, which made me feel bad, but it was totally true. So on a few things that involved piping, the next time I started slowly to make sure I did it perfectly instead of trying to do it quickly and messing up, and by the end of the week have greatly improved. Maybe that goes along with having a lot of motivation to do well and do something with my career instead of work at Wolfgang Puck for the next 5 years, haha.
Anyway, it’s been another week of long hours and hard work, but I am still really liking it. Going to work actually put me in a BETTER mood today, instead of making me feel crappier like I thought it might. When does that ever happen??? I’m still conflicted about my plans when I get back to LA though… I don’t know if i should look for an upscale, Michelin star restaurant, or if a store front bakery is something I’d enjoy. Or maybe I should use my love of art, sculpting and painting and go for a specialty cake shop? It’s overwhelming, to say the least.
Here are a couple pictures from this week:
My weekend starts NOW, definitely need a couple days to rest after a super busy 11 hour Saturday - see you next week!