Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Welcome to my Blog!

Okay, so whoever thought I would be writing a blog! I definitely didn't. But since I've started culinary school, people are always asking me question after question and I finally gave in and thought it would be a lot easier to just write about it. Since I attend school at night, it's hard for me to talk to all my friends, family, etc. SO hopefully you can catch a little glimpse into what the heck I've been doing!

I started school in August at Le Cordon Bleu Chicago and am already into my "second block" of classes. At first, it seemed a little overwhelming, (especially taking public transportation!) but I settled into it pretty easily and am starting to think I've got the hang of it.

I wear full uniform to class everyday, and I mean FULL uniform. I look like the biggest goofball but I've even gotten used to that! My "chef" singled me out the first day of class for wearing make-up so I've become accustom to the whole "un-glamorous" side of the cooking industry (Don't let Giada fool you...you wouldn't be caught dead in the kitchen with a V-neck shirt and painted nails)!

It's definitely been an interesting 6 weeks to say the least but I'm loving every minute of it! Sometimes I can get caught up in the rush-hour Chicago commute or long hours in the kitchen, but I'm so lucky to be doing what I love to do...COOK! Not many people get the chance so I'm one lucky girl. Alright, enough of being sentimental...

So without further ado, I hope you enjoy hearing about my experience and maybe I can even influence YOU to get yourself in the kitchen!

Bon appetit!


  1. Kari even though I get to hear all of your stories in person I can't wait to start reading them on-line. Love you!

  2. I'm so excited you started a blog! Hopefully you'll have some tips for living in Chicago along with all your cooking adventures! I have big plans to move there next year!

  3. I am so excited to read all about what you are doing at school. I hope you will have time to share some of the tips that you are learning. Good luck!

  4. Hi! I just started my food blog too! And it's basically about my (limited) experiences working in a kitchen, only I tried to keep the glamorous side. No make up, but I've kept my nails (fake) on and painted! I'm looking forward to reading about your experiences as well!