So I have been in a slump for a couple months [since November actually] job wise and running. I would absolutely love to work in a bakery but that does not seem like it is going to happen. I feel like they expect me to fork out the money to pay for a Culinary Education first, which I cannot afford.
I would love to learn from top pastry chefs in a small classroom setting but the Institute of Culinary Education priced at around $25,000 and with the pittance of financial aid/money I make there is no way I will be able to go any time soon. Plus I have doubted my baking as of late.
Anyways...I finally got a call from a place I applied to, the Central Park Zoo.
The Central Park Zoo called me for a Team Leader position at Dancing Crane Café. Now I know I said I wanted to get out of “fast food” but I believe that this position is more than that. The position is seasonal which means I will have plenty of time to snowboard while living off of unemployment. It will also give me an opportunity to make massive amounts of overtime from April to November. My interviewer said that if you want to there is always a need and people tend to work 60+ hours [their choice of course]. There are opportunities to work with the head Chef [for events, not fast food and he does pastries as well!]. Then there is a chance to get a raise after 45 days! So I could be making what I was making at McDonalds with the added benefit of overtime!
Bring it on Central Park Zoo!