What Manton Learned at Culinary School Today

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  1. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    I looked in to this some more for myself. I found that L'Academie Culinaire in Montreal offers a 24 hour Techniques de base course for $840. It seems cheap, but if it teaches me 60% of what Manton's teaches him at 1/8th the cost, I'd be fine with that.

    Le Cordon Bleu in Ottawa is much more expensive. Basically 8k per level and I'm not sure how long the courses are. I don't see anything for amateurs except really short courses.

    If I'm still in montreal for a while after i get back I'll think about the AC one. It's not like i'm gonna be a professional chef.
     


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    I looked in to this some more for myself. I found that L'Academie Culinaire in Montreal offers a 24 hour Techniques de base course for $840. It seems cheap, but if it teaches me 60% of what Manton's teaches him at 1/8th the cost, I'd be fine with that.

    Le Cordon Bleu in Ottawa is much more expensive. Basically 8k per level and I'm not sure how long the courses are. I don't see anything for amateurs except really short courses.

    If I'm still in montreal for a while after i get back I'll think about the AC one. It's not like i'm gonna be a professional chef.


    It's worth it though. You have to eat every day until you die. Might as well make the experience fun.
     


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    This is "fun"?

    Another interesting post. Tx.
     


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    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    This is "fun"?

    Best time you'll ever have!
     


  5. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    This is "fun"?
    It is a huge amount of fun, if you have a certain cast of mind.
     


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    I can see how I could get obsessive about improving my skillz, but being treated like a child by some overbearing French chef still wouldn't be my idea of fun. I prefer to benefit from the fruits of others' fun. <hint, hint>
     


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    I can see how I could get obsessive about improving my skillz, but being treated like a child by some overbearing French chef still wouldn't be my idea of fun. I prefer to benefit from the fruits of others' fun. <hint, hint>

    Take it you never played sports in highschool?
     


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    I looked in to this some more for myself. I found that L'Academie Culinaire in Montreal offers a 24 hour Techniques de base course for $840. It seems cheap, but if it teaches me 60% of what Manton's teaches him at 1/8th the cost, I'd be fine with that.

    Le Cordon Bleu in Ottawa is much more expensive. Basically 8k per level and I'm not sure how long the courses are. I don't see anything for amateurs except really short courses.

    If I'm still in montreal for a while after i get back I'll think about the AC one. It's not like i'm gonna be a professional chef.


    how many sessions is that? is that a long weekend, or a few weeks?
     


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    Take it you never played sports in highschool?

    I did, and I didn't like it then either. So I quit. Moreover, I'm very happy to no longer be in high school and have no desire to return to any condition approximating it.
     


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    I did, and I didn't like it then either. So I quit. Moreover, I'm very happy to no longer be in high school and have no desire to return to any condition approximating it.

    Yea, I'd stay away from a pro kitchen then.

    There tends to be a lot of yelling and verbal abuse. I don't think anyone truly enjoys that, it just goes with the territory.
     


  11. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I can see how I could get obsessive about improving my skillz, but being treated like a child by some overbearing French chef still wouldn't be my idea of fun. I prefer to benefit from the fruits of others' fun. <hint, hint>

    I must be making him sound meaner than he is. I like him a lot. The fact that he is tough makes the class much more fun (for me) and makes me work harder and learn more. In retrospect, it's clear that the Knife Skills class was too milquetoast.

    I think there is a wink in his eye when he fucks with us. Now, the bottom three people undoubtedly do not enjoy it as much as I do.
     


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    how was class these past two weeks
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    There was no class last week (Jan 17); the next one is this Saturday.
     


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    how many sessions is that? is that a long weekend, or a few weeks?

    8 weeks 3 hours each? Not sure.
     


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    ah. looking forward to the next post. don't forget your camera!!!
     


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