Go Back   Professional Soldiers > At Ease > The Gourmet Guerrilla

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

Local Community College
Old 12-01-2017, 06:04   #1
Pete
Quiet Professional
 
Pete's Avatar
 
Pete is offline
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Fayetteville
Posts: 12,073
Local Community College

Our local community collage (Fayetteville Tech) has a two year degree in Culinary Arts.

Within the last year of so the department has been having a dinner every so often and now it's about every three weeks or so. It's a graded exercise for the Chefs in training.

Very limited seating, have to have tickets and pick your dinning time.

http://www.faytechcc.edu/event/culin...-meal-service/

My daughter has gotten hooked and goes every time. She has gotten a wonderful meal every time.

Might be nice to see if your local CC is running a similar program. Can't beat a good dinner for $12.96.

Last night was the last one here for the season.
  Reply With Quote

Old 12-01-2017, 09:51   #2
Team Sergeant
Quiet Professional
 
Team Sergeant's Avatar
 
Team Sergeant is online now
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 20,404
We did the same thing at our culinary college. We’d invite students, family and friends to sample our work.

And Le Cordon Bleu had restaurants at their schools to allow students to work “front of the house” and “back of the house”. I think they charged what the food cost and took no tips. Was a great way to get a gourmet meal for a tenth of the price.
__________________
"The Spartans do not ask how many are the enemy, but where they are."
  Reply With Quote

Old 12-01-2017, 10:30   #3
tonyz
Area Commander
 
tonyz is online now
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 3,689
Personally experienced some great meals at CIA Hyde Park, NY campus when passing through. The students can make some great food !

https://www.ciachef.edu

http://www.ciarestaurantgroup.com/new-york-restaurants/

Looks like they may have California and Texas student-run restaurants, also.

To repeat what Pete and TS said - some great food at discounted prices can be available at local culinary colleges which also helps students get some real experience.
__________________
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
  Reply With Quote

Old 12-01-2017, 12:03   #4
Team Sergeant
Quiet Professional
 
Team Sergeant's Avatar
 
Team Sergeant is online now
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 20,404
Looks like the CIA is promoting its school same way Le Cordon Bleu used to, and Le Cordon Bleu is out of business because of it.

The CIA advertises, "food is big money" trust me, food is NOT big money........ unless you own a chain of restaurants.

The only ones that make a good living out there cooking are chef-owners. And some of the hundred thousand personal chef frauds.

If you work for a restaurant expect minimum wage as a line cook. In the commercial restaurant business its all minimum wage.

The only ones that make it are the ones with a passion to cook.

You've been warned.
__________________
"The Spartans do not ask how many are the enemy, but where they are."
  Reply With Quote

Old 12-01-2017, 13:55   #5
tonyz
Area Commander
 
tonyz is online now
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 3,689
Quote:
Originally Posted by Team Sergeant View Post
Looks like the CIA is promoting its school same way Le Cordon Bleu used to, and Le Cordon Bleu is out of business because of it.

The CIA advertises, "food is big money" trust me, food is NOT big money........ unless you own a chain of restaurants.

The only ones that make a good living out there cooking are chef-owners. And some of the hundred thousand personal chef frauds.

If you work for a restaurant expect minimum wage as a line cook. In the commercial restaurant business its all minimum wage.

The only ones that make it are the ones with a passion to cook.

You've been warned.
Caveat emptor !

Good advise in all purchases/investments.
__________________
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:19.



Copyright 2004-2017 by Professional Soldiers
Site Designed, Maintained, & Hosted by Hilliker Technologies