Tomorrow is the big day. It's been 16 years since I have had a "BOSS". Normally, everytime I looked into the mirror, I saw my boss, and really like her.
Now, I answer to a Department Head and a Superintendent.
My classroom is done, my syllabus is written and turned into my dept. head, and now all I have to do, is pick out my clothes for tomorrow, find some sensible shoes, and breathe in and out, and try not to get nervous.
I mean, what the heck am I so nervous about? I've taught thousands of people to cook over the past 16 years... this is no different, right??? Then why are there a flock of butterflies swirling around my stomach???
There's so much hype coming from the staff, and the teachers about the class, that I feel like I have to live up to the hype. I know what I know. I'm not a fancy cook. I cook with simple ingredients and clean flavors. I don't do foams and I only bake bread... not sweets... I hope they are okay with that...
My hope and wish is to completely take over the school lunch program at the school, so the kids will be eating good, healthy, freshly prepared food. I'd need to hire a big staff, but it's completely doable... so we will see what the future holds. It a very small school, only about 500 students total.
I cooked for the football team all week long, and the teachers and staff came in to sample the leftovers and were just so complimentary and so grateful for fresh food. We made, Chicken Parmigiana, Pasta and meatballs, BBQ Beef sandwiches, Taco's and BBQ chicken. I get to repeat them all again for team meals on Thursday night all season long.
Oy Vay...I HAVE A JOB!!!!!
When did that happen????
Wish me luck!!!