Monday, April 12, 2010
Day 68: Final Practical Exam
Well it's 6am, and there's no way I can sleep. Today is day 1 of the final practical exam. We have a lot of work to do this morning and service this afternoon. At this point grades and values are the least of our worries. We just want to make it through successfully.
Our Chefs feel pretty confident that we'll be fine, but here's a nervous energy throughout the class. I guess like with any new job, it'll be a sink or swim scenario. And we have no choice but to swim.
Some of our customers today will be industry chefs, who will critique our food. And on the final night on Wednesday, a group of Chefs will actually grade us, and their opinion will account for 20% of our mark. But all of that will be unimportant if we can't deliver the dishes.