Wow, now that is a fruit platter that makes your mouth water!
My youngest daughter will
be graduating from
Culinary Art School
this week and I just had to feature
her final project. She graduated last year with a one
year certificate and this year she will be finished with
her two year certificate. She had to complete a 10 hour
project of her choosing and this huge culinary creation
is half of her project. The other half will be putting on
a pizza party using our pizza oven for her classmates
where she does all of the prep and manages the fire
and of course the clean up.
I wanted to get photos as this project was so impressive
and I knew my readers would want to see it. She was
surprised to see me show up at school and said she could
have just taken photos with her phone!
Ha ha - I need better photos to post than that.
I love this part of the presentation - she has scooped out the bottom
of a pineapple and filled it with chocolate covered strawberries.
These were actually the first Bling Bling Berries we made
even though I posted the others first.
She dipped all of the berries herself.
She did all of it herself, including coming up with the idea. I just love
the pineapple flowers with a grape center.
Everything sits in a large watermelon that she flattened the bottom of
and then took the top off. The parsley comes from our garden and is
held in around the rim with floral picks or wide bobbie pins.
Then clusters of black and green grapes alternate around the rim of
the melon. She filled the center with skewers of assorted fruit and
then placed more parsley around the bottom and tucked in additional
chocolate covered strawberries in assorted chocolates.
I caught up with her when she wasn't quite finished. It was fun
to see her work and to see her classmates come over to
compliment her on how beautifully it had turned out.
She started her first year in a much smaller kitchen but the school
built a wonderful new building with a
3.1 million dollar kitchen.
What a wonderful place to learn and to cook.
It makes me want to go to Culinary Arts School!
Wouldn't this be wonderful for a wedding or a shower or other
Here she is with her teacher Tony inspecting her final project.
How fun to have been there to see her finish putting it together
and showing it off.
We are so proud of her accomplishments -
now we just need to get her to cook for us more!!!!
Actually, doing this was what inspired her wonderful
fruit bouquet that she gave me for Mother's Day!
I want to show this off at