This post is just for sharing what happened (Personal post), not yet my official post for the challenge nor the official post for Moderne Culinaire Academy. :93:
Last March 17, 2012, was the first challenge for Blogger Manila’s search for the “Blogger Apprentice 2012” And I was one of the lucky contenders to experience this kind of event. It was the Grand Open House of Moderne Culinaire Academy. And as one of the Blogger Apprentice Contenders 2012, we had this special opportunity to have a “blog coverage” of the event. (I remember Chef Dino said he needs to be careful of his words because of the bloggers. Haha! :givelove: No worries, Chef, I had so much fun and it was really the Grand Open House was a success.)
We (Josephine Arce and Camille Co) were the first ones to arrive, probably because the place was ahrd to find and it had caused confusion on the venue of the event, but anyhow, at least we got there safely. So while waiting we took pictures of ourselves. (I haven’t got my pictures in Camille’s camera, I shall update this post when I have them.)
Okay, I get it, I have a bad camera, but anyhow, what is important is the event and the content. :googlyeyes: Moving on, the first thing we did was have the Blogger Apprentice 2012 orientation with Sir Jon. He gave away some prizes, and I got some handy kit for gadgets. (It would have been better if gadgets were included there! LOL. :yipee:) And Sir Jon also gave us one ticket each for the “Best Food Forward” given to him by Miss Thei. (Nuffnang) Followed by the orientation of the Blogger Apprentice 2012 was the orientation of the Grand Open House of Moderne Culinaire Academy headed by Chef Dino. I really admire the way he talks. Pretty cool, and he deserved to be the Culinary Program Director of MCA. (Did I got that right? He probably has another position MCa which I wasn’t able to wrote down, bottom line,Chef Dino is one of the heads of MCA.)
I also found the video of the orientation of MCA in their Facebook Fan Page, I gotta share this to you ’cause I saw myself in the video, LOL.
(The embedded video may be working at all times, sometimes it’s there, sometimes it’s ‘video not available’. )
After the orientation was the ribbon cutting. If I am not mistaken, it is the first ribbon cutting I was able to attend! Yey! :yipee:
So, that time, I felt having a bad camera is not good for a blogger. Really. Moving on, the next thing the bloggers group did was to watch Chef Billy’s demo of food carving. :93: And man, I’m telling you, he was awesome! :19:
And now, look at the result of what he carved in less than 5 minutes! (the talk was longer than the time he carved the fruit.) Indeed, Chef Dino is right, Chef Billy is “THE BEST” fruit and veggie carver in the Philippines! :yipee:
And here is an example of his creation.
Awesome right? A dragon carved out of pumpkin by Chef Billy! :13:
Next was we watch Chef Kevin’s chessecake demo. Wow. :8: It was really yummy!! :51: He was really an expert in cheesecakes.
And I was really an honor to be able to taste some of his cheesecakes! :67: (I wonder why it is still called a cheesecake although you can’t taste the cheese in it anymore?)
I was able to taste all of this 3 samples of cheesecakes. The first cheesecake starting from your left is a chocolate cheesecake, then in the middle is a beer cheesecake, and lastly was the New York’s Classic cheesecake. :87: Don’t you just envy me? Being able to taste this cheesecakes was really an honor! :71:
Then lastly was the food tasting. My favorite part. And I was really full. I kept on coming back. Their food tastes really great! Although I was unable to taste one, but it’s okay, I was able to taste everything except for one. And I can already say that MCA’s chef was awesome!
There was also one game, which I bravely joined. The game was to guess the one missing ingredient in 5 of the recipes that was given. Well, can you believe it? I won!
There was also a giveaway for everyone who came. Something like a token. Although we went home earlier than 8pm, what we missed was the view of Makati Skyline on MCA and more mingling with the people who came, so it’s not bad that we went home earlier since we have covered up everything that we need in part of the blog coverage. It was also my first time to receive a press kit, and was the day I realized it would be better if I took Journalism as my major. The reason is to improve my writing skills, (I really find writing boring, but I don’t know why I suddenly feel like taking Journalism as my major.) I want to be better blogger, and I want to pursue my career in blogging. Furthermore, I felt that covering events was fun and that I want to improve my writing skills. Also, they say if I took Journalism as my major, it would be an advantage if I took bar exams since I want to pursue law and the bar is essay questions, being a Journalism graduate would be a great advantage. And the more interesting part here is that my complimented me that I am good writing, so why not? Wow! :130: So to end up this post, I would want to take a course in MCA if only I can afford it. I was really convinced in their capability to teach. I highly recommend MCA to those who wants to learn to cook, bake, or anything related to such. Also I just want to say that I really enjoyed the day and it changed me more. Changed my steps into pursuing my dream as a lawyer, made me realized who I am now, become the new me even more. I can now see the new me and love the new me. :givelove: Thanks to the event, it has been really significant and unforgettable for me, not only as a blogger, but also as person. :mwah: