Friday, 11 February 2011

Whats a-kir-ring?

For the first time since being at school we swayed away from the sweet side of life with a technichal class about savory petit fours (or canapes).

The chef slaved away producing hundred of minature treats for us to enjoy and to top it off at the end of class produced several bottles of wine, a bottle is cassis, and proceeded to make us all a class or Kir to enjoy them with. After our miniture drinks party we were giggling and ready for our practical class.

Ive said it once and I'll say it again; best school ever. 


  1. Hi there Claire,

    My name is Adam, I'm from New Zealand and I'm flying to London in a week to try and find a place to live and a job before I start basic cuisine at the end of March.

    I've really enjoyed reading through your blog, it's answered a number of questions I had and reaffirmed my excitement to get amongst it!

    I was wondering whether you'd be able to answer a few more questions and let me draw on your experiences. Namely how you went about finding a flat when you arrived, and what the lcb schedule is like and how it would fit in with a job.

    Some more about me:[skip]=0&view=detail&sid=f1cfd2e02cd153f5a3c74fd01f657254

    Many thanks


  2. Hey Adam, I was lucky enough to have some friends to move in with so we just had to find a house to rent. However, the best website by a long shot is for finding a houseshare. The rooms go really quickly in London and you have to put in a bit of effort but you'll get there in the end! Some people I know at school just set up in a B&B or hostel while they were looking. There is also this company that organise house mate finding events which is quite good.

    In terms of schedule its hard to say because everyones is different. Lessons are in 3 hour blocks (8-11, 12-3, 3-6 and 6-9). Im normally in school 3/4 days a week. Most people who have jobs tend to have them in the evenings or at weekends but it is possible to find a part time job, hand them your timetable and hope they can work around it.

    Sounds like you've been having lots of fun travelling around, and more to come at school!

    Hope this is of some use