Szajer September 9, 2013
Food Prep. 1 Autobiography
Why did I decide to major in Culinary Arts? I’ve thought of that a lot lately, and I think I’ve come up with an answer. In the past, I was uncertain as to what I wanted to do with my life. As time progressed, the answer became clear to me; I wanted to be a chef. The culinary field allows you to express yourself in ways that you can’t in almost any other career. Culinary Arts affects every part in your life. You learn basic skills that last you a lifetime, and you are motivated to try many new things.
My love for cooking began when I was five years of age. I remember tasting my great- grandma’s homemade Italian dinners and desserts. After she passed away, I lost touch with my passion to cook. It didn’t reemerge until I reached high school. When I signed up for BOCES, it was for Early Childhood Education; but I didn’t enjoy it. When I changed my class to Culinary Arts, I knew I have made the right decision. I’ve reconnected with my love for cooking. The class was nothing like I expected to be. All I thought that we would do was cook, but it was much more than that. We learned many cooking techniques, many different cuisines from around the world, and how the industry worked. At the end of my BOCES education, I had an average of 90, and my teachers picked me as the overall best student; the friendliest, always willing to learn, and I always had a positive attitude.
After I finish my education from MVCC, I plan to find a job at a restaurant, and opening my own in the distant future. If that doesn’t work out though, I will always appericate the wealth of knowledge that I have obtained, and I plan to use it to the best of my ability.