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Culinary School.. yayyyy! :D 
Jul. 4, 2009 5:17 am 
Updated: Jul. 9, 2009 3:07 am
Sooo, I have waited 12+ hours to post this blog LOL.. thank you AR for working on the site.. you guys are great!
HereĀ“s the news: I start culinary school in one month! (august 3rd)! I am so excited! My first classes are the following: (trying to translate well)
1. Cooking Workshop (6 hours a week)
2. Bakery Workshop (6 hours a week)
3. French I
4. English I (gonna see if I can get out of this one)
5. Cooking and bakery technology
6. Hygiene
7. Math I

!!!! :D
Finallyyyyy! I promise to share all the tecniques I learn! I just needed to keep you guys posted! Thanks for stopping by :)
Jul. 4, 2009 5:28 am
Yay! Congratulations Katie! I'm so happy for you!
Jul. 4, 2009 5:36 am
Congratulations, Katie!! This is so exciting.
Jul. 4, 2009 5:36 am
Woo Hoo!! Good for you Katie!
Jul. 4, 2009 5:40 am
You go Girl!!! Take that Culinary Bull by the horns......
Jul. 4, 2009 5:41 am
thanks pammies and dixies mom! :D have a great 4th of July! I am so thrilled, I think this will be a great chance to clear my mind and focus on the important things in life.. like doing what we like to do :)
Jul. 4, 2009 5:42 am
LOL, thanks Eake! :) you have helped me so much! I remember when I was so lost when I got here and you were so helpfull and patient with me :D love ya!
Jul. 4, 2009 5:45 am
Oh, Big congrats, Katie! I know that is something close to your heart! Good luck with it and have fun!
Jul. 4, 2009 5:52 am
Congrats!! And I can't wait for you to share new recipes.
Jul. 4, 2009 5:52 am
Congratulations Katie! Enjoy!
Jul. 4, 2009 6:28 am
That sounds exciting! I hope you do well!
Jul. 4, 2009 6:30 am
Katie, I am so happy for you. I know you will do great.
Jul. 4, 2009 6:53 am
Congrats Katie! I know you are going to do great. Just don't forget all of us at AR when you become a famous chef. LOL
Jul. 4, 2009 7:19 am
Congratulations Katie! That is the best news! I can't wait to read your posts in the upcoming months. This is going to be great!
Jul. 4, 2009 7:20 am
FANTABULOUS, Katie! I'm proud of you! So happy to hear it! Is French I a language course? I don't think you need the English! Very happy to hear it, Katie! :)
Jul. 4, 2009 7:27 am
thanks everyone! kitty nice to see you :) french and english are language courses.. since I already know english im going to try to get out of it.. But I am hoping to learn some french (I have french I to VIII) :)
Jul. 4, 2009 7:34 am
Katie, I am sooooo happy for you! You really deserve this. You are gonna have a blast! :)
Jul. 4, 2009 8:15 am
Congratulations Katie! I'm sure you will do great!
Jul. 4, 2009 8:41 am
I am very happy for you and so excited you have a plan. Wish I had been so focused at your age!
Jul. 4, 2009 9:17 am
Wow, that's so exciting! Congratulations and good luck!
Jul. 4, 2009 9:18 am
Congrats Katie. I'm so excited for you!
Jul. 4, 2009 10:54 am
Congratulations, Katie! You're gonna be awesome. ♥
Jul. 4, 2009 1:53 pm
Katie, All the Best to you! You will be an excellent student. I wish I had had your clear thinking and goal orientation when I was your age. Lots of love, Chris
Jul. 4, 2009 3:14 pm
Congratulations Katie! That's wonderful news :)
Jul. 4, 2009 8:52 pm
Katie, This is wonderful news! Congratulations! You are already a great chef and now you're going to be able to help all of us look like geniuses! You rock little lady!
Jul. 5, 2009 3:04 am
Congratulations, Katie! I`m glad for you!
Jul. 5, 2009 9:09 am
Congrats! Katie, I'll be waiting for you to share the techniques you learn.:)
Jul. 5, 2009 1:42 pm
Congratulations, Katie! It sounds like so much fun...I know you will do well!
Jul. 5, 2009 4:19 pm
AWESOME! I am so happy for you. Keep us updated as to how you like it.
Jul. 6, 2009 11:34 am
thanks guys you are so great and supportive!
Jul. 6, 2009 1:27 pm
We hope you are willing to share all the great tips you will learn at "school" I know you will enjoy it. And we'll enjoy hearing about it so don't get too busy to "write."
Jul. 6, 2009 1:41 pm
Wow, congratulations! You will be a great chef. Please give us regular updates and tips!!!
Jul. 6, 2009 2:53 pm
Congrats! You'll be a pro in no time Katie! :)
Jul. 6, 2009 3:05 pm
That is great Katie! I'm happy for you!
Jul. 6, 2009 3:49 pm
Go get it Katie. Share your ideas is great. I am sure your Chef will appreciate your influence you have at Allrecipes.
Jul. 6, 2009 4:04 pm
good for you! I plan to start culinary classes in the winter myself. Best of luck to you!
Jul. 6, 2009 5:11 pm
Congrats to you! I notice you are from Maryland, I live in Baltimore and I'm starting Baltimore International College (It's the culinary school) Next week. July 13th. I'm so excited! Are you going to BIC? Congrats again!
Jul. 6, 2009 5:28 pm
Congrats Katie I hope you get out of being a chef what I have the past 23 years. It is a rough profession to stick with and there will be times you question "what was I thinking" but I have no regrets and still love the kitchen. You get out of it what you put into it and I have travelled the world doing what I love to do.. I hope you succeed in all that you do..:0)
Jul. 6, 2009 7:42 pm
thanks again for all the comments and personal experiences! tinkerteri: I currently live in chile so I will be going to an institute called "inacap", its the best here in santiago :D along with "culinary" (another school) Mike: thank you!, I have spoken to chefs who have told me the same thing.. that sometimes its just so exhausting but im up for the challenge :D I would love to own a bakery/coffee shop someday! :)
Jul. 7, 2009 5:54 am
Katie, I do hope you love school. Be sure to take care of yourself. Culinary is physically challanging so make sure you keep healthy and happy! You sound like you're on top of the world (even though you're on the bottom of the world from my perspective!) Ok, better practice now, ready? "YES, Chef".
Jul. 7, 2009 7:16 am
That is great! Have fun, take lots of notes and I will look forward to hearing of your many cooking adventures and of your excellent grades. ;o)
Jul. 7, 2009 7:25 am
how exciting! during the hard and bad times don't lose sight of why you wanted to do it in the first place :) I wrote my reason down on a card and taped it to my desk during college to help motivate me when I didn't want to be there.
Jul. 7, 2009 7:39 am
Great news, Katie! I hope you love every minute!!! Congrats!
Jul. 7, 2009 8:16 am
I'm so happy for you, and a little envious. Good luck, and looking forward to future blog posts about how its going!
Jul. 7, 2009 11:21 am
Yay!! Congratulations.. make sure you do keep us posted on what you learn.. we all wanna know!!! ;) You're gonna have so much fun!!!
Jul. 7, 2009 1:20 pm
How awesome is that!!!
Jul. 7, 2009 3:21 pm
Whoo hoo! Congrats! Sounds exciting!
Jul. 7, 2009 3:39 pm
Awesome! Congrats! I'm working my way towards the same goal. Good luck!
Jul. 7, 2009 9:11 pm
Hello Katie and congrats. I graduated culinary school in 2003 from the Pasadena Culinary School. It was a great experience and lots of fun :-)
Jul. 7, 2009 9:43 pm
Katie, I'm so happy for you, congratulations! Share what you learn! :)
Jul. 8, 2009 2:37 am
Wishing you luck! =) I can't wait to read more of your blog! I've been thinking of doing school myself! Maybe this will give me the push I need! =) Thank you in advance for that and GOOD LUCK!! ;)
Jul. 8, 2009 5:36 am
Oh! How wonderful!!! I just had time to read your blog and missed all the excitement. "Chef Katie". . .I can't wait to read about it and I am waiting for you to "teach" us here on AR. That is if you have time.
Jul. 8, 2009 6:14 am
I just read your blog. Although I have never blogged with you before, I must say that I am excited for you. It is something I always wanted to do, but something always got in the way. I will be looking forward to reading up on your adventures and schooling. Best of luck to you.
Jul. 8, 2009 8:17 am
Beyond cool. I always wanted to go to culinary school, but at my age, I will live vicariously through you. Best of luck. Enjoy the adventure.
Jul. 8, 2009 8:56 am
Congrats on the culinary school!!! I also start Culinary School on sept. 1st!
Jul. 8, 2009 9:01 am
Like mauigirl said - I will live vicariously though you. Have a wonderful experience.
Jul. 8, 2009 11:49 am
Jul. 8, 2009 2:28 pm
Congrats, boy I wish I was your age again.
Jul. 8, 2009 3:00 pm
wow. you all have been so supportive! I think the best learning experience I have had has been AR. Seriously thanks to this site and mainly the exchange I am going to be much more prepared for school :)
Jul. 8, 2009 4:11 pm
congrats I went and I loved it! I hope you have a ton of fun
Jul. 8, 2009 5:18 pm
Katie I am so happy for you! That is something I have wanted to do all my life and never got the chance. Congrats to you and may you have a wonderful future in the world of cooking!
Jul. 8, 2009 7:47 pm
best of luck!
Jul. 8, 2009 9:12 pm
I hope to be in your place in another two years! Best of luck, I hope it's a wonderful experience for you. Keep us updated!
Jul. 8, 2009 9:18 pm
Hi, I'm in Maryland as well, Which Culinary schools are you attending?
Jul. 9, 2009 12:08 am
I'm happy for're on your way to manifesting one of your dreams! Congratulations!
Jul. 9, 2009 3:07 am
good luck I start in april 09 part time at art institute of PHl was great for me
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I am 24 years old and found a passion in cooking since I was just a little girl, but actually thought of making a future of it 2 years ago. There were years where I just wouldnt cook because I hated making a mess, but I love cooking and baking so much I really dont even care now if I make a mess LOL. I live in Santiago Chile and for the first 11 years of my life lived in the US. I am in culinary school now, making my dream come true :)
My favorite things to cook
All kind of cookies, muffins, cakes, breads anything sweet! Also japanese, mexican and italian food. And of course chilean food! I love to make everything from scratch! If I could make my own chocolate I would! I just love baking!!!, but am getting into cooking different kinds of food.. i also sell cookies and muffins, its kind of slow because its summer but maybe in winter it will be better :) Sweet stuff is my speciality
My favorite family cooking traditions
My interest in cooking began thanks to my mom. She has worked her whole life, even traveling 4 hours a day for years just to be able to give us a good education/feed us when we were kids. Now that she is spending more time home, she is cooking more! she is a great cook when it comes to home cooked meals.. I enjoy her meals and she enjoys mine.:D, a bit stubborn when it comes to our cooking methods and we are always questioning one another LOL!
My cooking triumphs
I must say i am getting better and better at cooking thanks to AR. i have made some cool things like sushi, alfredo lasagna roll ups with chicken and red bell pepper, some great cakes, brownies, cookies, muffins, cupcakes, homemade puddings, chili... im trying to make more impressive things.. but my oven doesnt help at all.. but as soon as i move out im going to buy a new oven! Also, I am the worse cake decorator! I am going to have to practice..
My cooking tragedies
I made a cupcakes from this site that didnt turn out at all :( My family said they were great but I could tell they werent when I saw they had only eaten 5 of the 40 cupcakes in one day.. normally things disappear in my house! Also, not knowing the first thing about melting chocolate, i did.. in the microwave, and it was very good, but i had to mess it up.. because I wanted more.. so I said, why not add a little butter? Not having butter, i took the cold "diet" type margarine out of the frige and put a tablespoon on it. mixed, and of course it seized.. it became as hard as a piece of taffy, so i started adding cold milk.. haha big mistake, it separated! finally i put it in a saucepan over low heat and heated it with a little bit more of milk. it was a good frosting! however, not very good for my peanut butter cups. the low part was hard like chocolate and the upper part was soft and fudgy, still good.. but funny i have a lot more, because i am very impacient in the kitchen! LOL
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