A Master Class

Guys, I have some news.

Approximately this time last year, I had quit my IT job in Chicago. Not necessarily knowing where life was going to take me, I moved back to India to be with my family. All I knew was this – if I was going to be doing something 8 to 10 or more hours a day, I wanted to enjoy it.

The more I thought about it, the more I realized that if I was going to do something for 10 hours a day and love it, it had to be food. If something as interesting and cutting edge as Big Data and IT wasn’t going to cut it, nothing but food ever would.

Now, I can say for certain that I have taken a step in the right direction!

Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne is one of the top, if not the top hospitality schools, and their recent program, the Master Class in Culinary Arts, which started on February 19th, 2018

I am proud to say I am part of the second batch ever of this course, numbering 21 people.

The Master Class in Culinary Arts, or MCCA as it is called here at EHL, is a 5 month course with an optional 6 month internship. The course is designed for young professionals with a Bachelors degree (in a related field or otherwise) who are passionate about the food industry and want to build a career in it.

So, obviously, it is a perfect course for me!

The first week was intense, with an average of 10 to 12 hour days filled with meeting different teachers, alumni, and of course fellow students. Throughout the 5 months on campus, we shall learn the ins and outs of every step from food preparation to service and managing events, while also learning about beverages, wine, restaurant management and entrepreneurship in the world of food. I can say without a doubt it will be grueling, hectic, intense and a ton of fun! (Seriously, today was my first day in the kitchen and my team of 5 made 1200 pieces of sushi in a little less then six hours – with the help of the leading chef of course)

So what does that mean for the blog?

As you can imagine, 10-12 hour days aren’t necessarily conducive to finding time to write a blog. However, the technical knowledge I gain here will only serve to make my content better, and I will be able to provide you with an insight into the industry itself.

So bear with me and wish me luck as I embark on this new adventure!


(PS: Yes, my classmates and I made the canapes in the picture, technically before our classes even started!)

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