After an amazing four and a half months in Canada, its time for me to get back into the working environment. My work placement is at the Cultra Inn on the grounds of the Culloden Estate and Spa, located outside Belfast in the scenic town of Bangor.
After being on study placement, I couldn't wait to get back into the kitchen environment. It was a small bit nerve wrecking at first as it was a new kitchen I was walking into. My nerves were soon at ease once i met the team i would be working with for the next few months. All the staff were so welcoming which really helped me to settle in. The first couple of shifts I did were full on as I was being shown how everything worked and how all the dishes were prepared and presented. The first month in the Cultra flew by! Before I knew it, I was preparing the dished and plating them with my own little spin on them.
Since starting in the Cultra, I have been shown the different sections. By starting on starters and desserts and on occasion the pass and the hot section. It makes it easier being moved around every now and then as I am learning a lot more than just one section. I am learning a lot from all the chefs here, especially how to plate all the dishes in different ways. Everyone has their own style of plating certain dishes.
A Birthday slate for a Customer. Bailey's Cheesecake.
It has been a very good first month at the Cultra Inn, I am looking forward to learning more in the months to come. I will check back in with more pictures of different dishes and how I am getting on.