Sunday, December 27, 2009

Ok, I'll do it!

After much deliberation (and procrastination), I finally enrolled in the L’Art de la Pâtisserie program at the French Pastry School in Chicago. The idea of switching careers in my late 30's, along with the school's hefty price tag was not an easy decision and I stewed over it for a few years. I have always enjoyed baking for others (and often get a little too excited over the thought of dessert), but was that enough to pursue it full time? In the end, all it took was one visit to the school for a tour and demonstration. I watched as the Chef instructors created beautifully plated desserts (tasted them too), saw monstrous commercial baking equipment and a temperature-controlled room filled with chocolates. Call me a sucker, but I was immediately sold.


  1. A simply wonderful decision and the action to back it up! I've added this blog to my RSS Reader and will keep up-to-date.

    May I suggest you try some gluten-free recipes to cater to celiacs? :)

    Good fortune and blessings to you and your new endeavor!

  2. Hey, thanks for the support, Mike! Yes, I will definitely have to find some gluten-free recipes for my Celiac peeps. You guys suffer enough, why should you be deprived of sweets?! ;)