Thursday, July 7, 2011

Chef of the Day-Part 2

This is the continuation for the "Chef of the Day" presentation. This time, i'm featuring the next four students and the last four on my next post.

First is Ana from El Salvador. She's currently working as a Kitchen Manager in a restaurant. In my opinion, she is the most talented and experienced of all. I say this because i've seen her creations and she possesses the right attitude towards work. She made most of her classmates' desserts because she is quite artistic. Her presentation is one of my favorites.

Top: Ana's menu and table setting; Below: Ana's presentation

Appetizers: Mini Crabcakes with Guacamole; Grilled Radicchio with Grapefruit salad

Main course: Surf and Turf with Bok Choy

For dessert, she made and frosted her own cake.

Next student is Gigi who is from West Africa. She prepared dishes from her country.

Gigi's menu.

Tomato Salad and Coleslaw for First course.

She also made Fufu with Shrimp and a type of Greens only available at specialty stores.

If i'm not mistaken, these are Lamb Kebobs with salsa.

Seared Bass with Cabbage.

For dessert, she had classic Strawberry Tart.

Next is Qian who is from Beijing, China. She presented traditional dishes from her city. She was not able to attend the graduation because she had to move back to her country. But she was able to complete all the requirements needed to graduate. So, she's considered a graduate, too.

Tofu dishes with pickled veggies on top.

Sauteed Snow Peas and Rice Salad on Cucumbers

Braised Pork.

For desserts, she prepared these gelatin hearts, puff pastry napoleons and a Roll (not pictures)

Last but not the least is Jennifer. She's from DC and presently working for an Assisted Living establishment in Chevy Chase. She presented Southern cuisine.

Her table setting aranged by none other than Jose.

For her first course, she prepared Corn bread and Braised Greens on the right for salad.

Main course, Prosciutto wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Ragout & Cheese Grits

Lemon stacked Cake with Blueberry coulis for sweets.

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