While I’m normally a great planner, I wasn’t this year and only decided to attend chef school at the last minute. It’s not that I haven’t thought about it. I actually applied two years ago and was accepted to the Culinary Management Program at St. Lawrence College in Kingston Ontario as well as Algonquin College here in Ottawa, but me attending school just wasn’t in the cards at the time so I declined both offers.
Now, two years later, I’ve decided it’s time to follow my passion and I’ve re-applied for the Fall and Winter semester of both Culinary Management (a 2 year course) and Chef Skills (a one year course, but you can transfer into the 2 year upon completion of this course).
My application was wait-listed for the fall semester (which starts Tuesday of next week) however, I found out today that the lists aren’t really moving, so there’s really no chance to get in this semester.
Not a problem. 🙂
While it would’ve been nice to start sooner, there’s also a winter intake for the courses I want. My application’s been received for the winter semester, which begins in January 2014 and there’s no doubt in my mind I’ll be accepted for that one. Acceptance letters are sent out in September, which gives me lots of time to sort out OSAP (funding for school) as well as get some experience under my belt, between the stuff I’m doing at home and hopefully finding a part-time job in the industry.
I’ve been in contact with the program coordinator and he’s up for helping me find employment in my field for this semester. Not only will a job help me for school, it will also alleviate some of the money concerns for when I’m in college full time as well as padding my resume with something other than management skills.
This food blog will continue over the course of the coming months. Whether I’m in school or not, blogging is something I enjoy doing, and I’m always messing around in the kitchen.
So thanks for listening, keep reading and I’ll keep cooking so I can tell you all about it.
Chef-In-Training Mandy 😀