On the morning of 30th August, Friday., the Gold group were in the Basil classroom waiting for class to begin. As we were waiting and it was an early class, people were snacking on little fruits or a sweet while waiting for our Chef to come to class. What everyone had forgotten to tell each other was not to eat in class, as it was one of the first few rules we learnt when coming to the Culinary Institute of America (Singapore).
Therefore when our dean Chef Eve Felder came in cheerful as usual to greet us, she was shocked to see a few of our classmates eating. This made her utterly disappointed, and wondering why our batch of student could not follow instructions accordingly . Failure to give her an answer in the morning on why can we not follow the rules, Chef Felder handed us this 10 page essay to reflect upon the actions done by us and the rest of our classmates. This is to serve as a reminder to abide by the rules set by an organization , as it is there for a particular reason.
If only I had a better frame of thought that morning I would have given her an answer that explained why people in this course not only Gold group, started to snack in class once more. The reason was, soon after we started our kitchen modules, we were told to eat in the classroom for family meal. At first it felt like are you sure should we eat? Doesn’t the rule state that we should not eat in the classroom? SO as weeks and month went by, the same practices were carried out daily to get your food and head to the classroom to eat. I guess from learning from psychology we adapted to this practice and some people started to munch on a small snack before class starts to ensure they can either stay awake and concentrate for the lessons or not go hungry during the lesson. For the polytechnic students ,this was normal as we were allowed to munch in class. However that is not an excuse for breaking a simple rule set up by the Institute, as it shows disrespect towards them.
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