Friday, April 30, 2010

end of school year buffet in garde manger

Each year at the end of the school year we are in garde manger. As a part of the class the students prepare a buffet for their family as a means of saying thank you for their support during the last nine months of class. The photos below are of the buffet. I hope you enjoy them. The students and their instructor, chef Romano, did a fine job.
We will start with the centerpieces and move on.  This fruit palm tree was the focal point of the buffet:
It was followed by an Angel fish ice carving prepared by one of the groups

The smoked salmon mirror also received a lot of attention (the smoked salmon tasted good too!)

Another classic dish on the buffet was the chicken galantine platter
All year I have been writing about our students and showing you pictures of their work; so.......our students

I hope you have enjoyed the years stories and photos.  The food was good.  And it was a lot of fun to be with the students on their journey into the world of food.
Until next time, Happy Eating

Friday, April 23, 2010

garde manger class spring 2010

The last class in our eight class sequence is garde manger. This class uses some of all the techniques the students have previously learned and also introduces them to some new skills. As part of the class, students prepare plated salads and they learn about ice carving. The following photos show some of "ice night" and a couple of plated salads.
Here Chef Bartosh is chipping away at a recalcitrant angel fish while some of the students look on.

In this photo Tara wields the chain saw while being observed by Erin, Chef Romano, and Chase

In the salad department the students prepared a nice Waldorf salad
followed by Casino Egg on French Salad.
The salad is composed of a poached egg, placed on top of French Salad, coated with Chaud Froid sauce.

I'll have more photos from the class in the next few days.
In the meantime:  Happy Eating

Thursday, April 1, 2010

More photos from International Cuisine Class

I finally have a moment to post some more photos from the past international cuisine class so .................. These are in no particular order:

This is a picture Brazo de Gitano ("Gypsy's Arm" Rolled Sponge Cake) often described as a traditional chocolate rum cream cake roll.  In this case we topped it with rosettes of chocolate Chantilly cream.  It was quite nice.

This photo is Yangnyeom Dak - Korean Fried Chicken.  Quite nice.  Crispy even when tossed in the sauce, sweet and spicy. To use a phrase that one of my students recently used: full of mmmm.

I hope I have not already posted this one

Ibis Escabechadas (Yucatecan Pickled Lima Beans)  Quite tasty.  We did this in our Latin American section.

Mazarintårta (Swedish Almond Raspberry Torte)
another full of mmmmmm
need I say more?

Sweet and Sour Pork
and last for now but not least.

Tempura from our day in Japan.  We did many more dishes but these are the photos that came out.
I hope they show some of the diversity in the food we do in International Cuisine.
If you would like any of the recipes just drop me a line.
Until next time.
Happy Eating
Chef Bartosh

Alvin Community College Open House April 15, 2010

Thursday april 15, 2010 from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM in the ACC Health Science building.
Be there or be square (just kidding) you can be round!

Free food, give aways, scholarship drawings, door prizes, campus tours and more.
Register online at:

Look forward to seeing you.

Happy eating
Chef Bartosh