Writing blogs for the Food Bank has been such a privilege for me over the past few months. I have loved all of the various visits I have gotten to accompany Kim Turner, our Communications Director, on. I have gotten the chance to witness first-hand the amazing work being done in Delaware to fight hunger, as well as meet many of the people who make it happen. Some of my favorite blogs to write are my interviews with students from The Culinary School at the Food Bank, which is why I am glad that one of my last blogs is just that. I had the pleasure of interviewing one of TCS’s newest students, Audra, last Friday. We sat down and chatted about her experience at the school thus far, how she got here, what skills she has learned, and her plans for the future.
After stints as a welder, FBD volunteer and cake decorator, Audra decided that TCS would be a great way to acquire experience in not only cooking and baking, but food safety as well. Although she has only been a student at TCS since March 11th, Audra has learned many valuable skills since beginning classes only three weeks ago. Some of her favorite skills learned so farinclude proper and safe knife usage, grilling techniquesand how to make chocolate. Principles of safe food packaging and commercial kitchen cleanliness guidelines will be of benefit as she works to achieve her lifelong dream of starting her own cake decorating business!