Tag Archives: Career Change

Culinary School Here I Come (36) Week 11, Spring Break


I haven’t been this excited about spring break since 1979. I though I would take advantage of my time off to get some badly needed (neglected) things to do around the house.  But first…watch this clip (let me just remind … Continue reading

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Culinary School Here I Come (35) Week 10, Cooking Again…Finally


It has been 8 weeks, maybe 9 since I’ve been in the back of the house and the time has finally come for the switch. No more “Would you like the Hoisin Lamb or the Miso Sake Marinated Butterfish? Is … Continue reading

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Culinary School Here I Come (34) Week 9, Advanced Cookery, The First Six, Chopped..Maui Style & A Tsunami Alert


Needless to say, it was an action packed week here on Maui. I started a new section called Advanced Cookery. It is the kitchen aspect of our Lei’s Family Class Act Restaurant in which I just completed 8 weeks of … Continue reading

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Culinary School Here I Come (33) Week 8, Italian Influence & Last Day of Service


The most anticipated day of the semester, for me, was this Friday. The reason for that was that Friday was the last day that our group served in the front of the house. What a relief it was to climb … Continue reading

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Culinary School Here I Come (32) 2nd Semester Week 7, Pacific Rim Again & The Loco Moco


Being in the front of the house again brings back all kinds of memories and terminology. Some new terms include; “in the weeds” means to be behind and on the verge of losing it, “low tide” means that water or … Continue reading

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Culinary School Here I Come (31) 2nd Semester Week 6, Pacific Rim & A Sick tfduck!


What is Pacific Rim, you ask? Imagine East, West, North and South all converging in the kitchen. It uses Asian cooking techniques & wonderfully fresh ingredients as the focus of each dish. It is known here as “Hawaiian Regional Cuisine”. … Continue reading

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Culinary School Here I Come (30) 2nd Semester Week 5, Viva La France!


And French it was this week. Out with Sopa de Frijo Negro and in with Sopa de Asperges. Out with Baby Romaine Caesar Salad and in with Frisee aux Lardons et Euf Sous Vide. In simple terms, this is a … Continue reading

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