Why I am doing what I'm doing...

MandyPug

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So deciding to pursue the penniless career of professional cooking was a huge leap for me. I will never be rich, or likely never be famous, but I love what I do. That all came together tonight at my first three course weekend. My work has all their chefs create a three course menu to serve for two nights only, it's kind of a big deal as some can do amazingly and some can flop. Like really flop... I've unfortunately witnessed a few of those so naturally going into my first one I was nervous. But my executive chef and my coworkers were all super supportive and i made my menu and presented it tonight to the public. Still nervous at this point but...

... I sold out my entree! What was prepared of it anyway, i have some more I can prep for tomorrow night but i sold half of what we brought in!

Anyway, I just thought i'd share what I made with you people since a lot of you have known me for a while and seen me go from major to major and watched me transition from dog centric work to other things.

So! Here we go.

Appetizer: Roasted Beet and Chèvre on arugula with a citrus vinaigrette and toasted walnuts.


Entree: Rack of pork with saskatoon berry glaze, caramelized leek and bacon whipped potatoes, and mixed seasonal vegetables.


Dessert: Cider poached pear with mascarpone cream garnished with a poppyseed tuile cookie.


That is all! Hopefully I didn't bore anyone to death with my rambling lol.
 
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No fair posting that at this time of the night. Now instead of going to sleep my belly is now growling wanting that delicious meal you made!
 

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Way to go! That's a really huge compliment to sell out like that! You'll be a sous in no time!
 

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Looks amazing! Wish we lived close enough to come to your place of employment...
 

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That's awesome Mandy! Congrats on your first "recognized" success as a chef! And for earning yourself a major click/treat on the road toward your dream!
 

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It's so great that you've found your passion and you love what you do!

I was just about to make a thread similar to this, I am currently in the process of changing industries to pursue something that pays less but that I really love... it's a strange feeling but I think mental wellbeing it's for the best

Everything looks so yummy!!!
 

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Congrats! I'm so happy for you. That meal looks delicious; I only wish I lived closer to come have it in person.
 

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