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Old 09-13-2006, 11:22 AM   #1
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Talking I'm really happy

A world renowned celebrity chef came to our small town to do a cooking show. Rocco Dispirito came here last Sunday. Unfortunately, I arrived almost half an hour late because the oven gas wasn't burning for an hour. I didn't even realise it! I had to cook it again, so I was late.

I arrived at the mall's center at the sides since all the chairs were full. I've learned a few things there. I found out that chicken breasts cook faster than the other parts (that's why they really aren't as juicy) and that you should oil the pan before it heats up.

There was an autograph signing and pictures. I coulnd't buy his book unfortunately since they were all out of stock; but I still had his picture and autograph.

I asked him "At what age did you start cooking?". He told me that he started working at a restaurant a 14 and he took business and culinary arts.

I want to take up culinary arts and business as well. (even before he told me)

I want to know, what do you learn in Culinary arts? How long is the course? What is a good school for culinary arts?


Thank in advanced!
Keith

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Old 09-13-2006, 11:24 AM   #2
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Oh yeah, here's the picture and the autograph. I oon't know how to resize the image here though. Sorry about that.




The autograph.. (he spelled my name incorrectly!)
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Old 09-13-2006, 11:31 AM   #3
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I can't help you with school information but I'm glad you had a good time. You're a cutie!
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Old 09-14-2006, 08:08 AM   #4
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I can't help you with school information but I'm glad you had a good time. You're a cutie!
Thanks!
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Old 09-14-2006, 08:29 AM   #5
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I'm glad you had such a good time!
But, I have to confess, I've never even heard of this 'world renowned' celebrity!
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Old 09-14-2006, 08:34 AM   #6
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meeting Master Chefs was neat.
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Old 09-14-2006, 08:37 AM   #7
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I'm glad you had such a good time!
But, I have to confess, I've never even heard of this 'world renowned' celebrity!
To be honest, I didn't know at first. I thought he was David Rocco from Rocco's Dolce Vita. When you type out his name in google a few things come up.

How do you become a chef? Are there any criteria to be one?
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Old 09-14-2006, 08:39 AM   #8
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i met rick bayless. can't say i'm thrilled w/ his impression. plain 'ol boredom is what he purveyed. sara moulton was near, too. rather have seen her.
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I did a Wiki search and found out he's an American - that's probably why I've never heard of him, cos I don't live in the US!

I'm afraid I'm not a chef either, just a keen cook. I'm sure one of the chefs on here will be able to assist you with information about US cookery schools/colleges.
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Old 09-14-2006, 10:59 AM   #10
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I did a Wiki search and found out he's an American - that's probably why I've never heard of him, cos I don't live in the US!

I'm afraid I'm not a chef either, just a keen cook. I'm sure one of the chefs on here will be able to assist you with information about US cookery schools/colleges.
Cool, you're from Scotland. I just baked some Scottish scones a while ago.

Any chefs with answers?
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