Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Counting down to restaurant opening

The number of stoves gives you an idea of the scale of the restaurant
I mentioned last week that I have joined a food-related social enterprise. I have been attending their classroom training sessions and briefings and getting involved in all the pre-opening preparatory work. It has been interesting and educational for me, and I do feel it's such a privilege to be a part of something exciting. It's not exactly a restaurant, more like a cafeteria concept, so nothing of fine culinary art. Still, there is so much to learn if you choose to.

Today, we got a chance to visit the site. It's not quite ready but it seems it will open soon. I won't be mentioning the name to give myself more verbal liberty, if you know what I mean. 

Meanwhile, I have been given a 20-page recipe book to read, with detailed instructions on the method to prepare the cafeteria dishes for the Opening Day. They range from dressings and sauces for grills and sandwiches and salads to local food and roast meats. It would be interesting to try some of these recipes at home. I can't wait to attend the kitchen training sessions next week. I'll post pictures discreetly : ) so keep coming back here for more updates. 

5 comments:

  1. Great! I actually missed the post on your announcement.
    When I decided to go into teaching, it was because I felt so empty working in the corporate world. It will be something fulfilling for you, enjoy it!

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  2. can't wait to see the new updates you have and I'll definitely head down to the restaurant when it opens ;p (if you drop enough hints on where it is heh)

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  3. Thanks, Wendy, for sharing with me. I made good money and good friends working in the corporate world but right now, the kitchen beckons! Yee-hah!

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  4. Hello there, Janine. Thanks for the follow and I am delighted to to read your comment! Yes, will drop hints between the lines, hee hee.

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  5. can't wait to hear about this when we next meet.

    ~CK

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