For those who are planning to enter the gastronomy course or for those who have just entered, here are some points that can make the course a little more salty, regardless of the area you prefer to follow. All courses have their costs, so I’ll talk a little about the five most common expenses for those who want to be a gastrologist. However, not everything is debt and the sweetness of the result comes right after with the five pleasures of this graduation.
1: Personal protective equipment.
The first thing you have to have, of course, is your set of Dollars. In a kitchen lab and in professional kitchens, you need this “type of uniform”. Generally constituted by: dolmã, cuca, apron, pants and a closed slip-resistant shoe, they need to be resistant, non-flammable, to be always clean. Probably as time passes, with more and more practical disciplines, internships etc., you will need more units from this set. It is not a suit, it is an individual protection equipment (PPE). So his goal is not beauty but security.
2: Tools and other utensils.
You will need good knives, among other tools and utensils, some institutions make them available in their laboratories, but it is good to have them to practice at home and also if the institution does not have them. In general, knives (and a case for them), fouet, cutting board, etc. For those who want to follow the confectionery and bakery, a probe thermometer and a precision scale are essential. You will always find new equipment on the market, electronic or manual, from processors to shapes. Believe me, this is an expense (investment) that you should pay close attention to, so as not to end up buying things that you will end up not using, and to take advantage of real opportunities and promotions to buy what you really need. This is one of the reasons why it is so important to decide right away which path you will take in gastronomy.
You will start to buy products you didn’t buy before, test your learnings and sharpen your senses. Flour of a better quality, as well as coffee, chocolate, wines, organics, products that are from a distant producer, sometimes even imported from various corners of the world. Is it mandatory to buy these things to study? No! But it is good to know and practice. Study beyond what the course asks and enjoy contact with your teachers. College is network!
It follows the same order of ingredients, depending on the availability of the library, you do not need to buy. It is necessary to read different types of literature in gastronomy: theoretical, technical, cultural, recipes … It is always good to reserve attention and resources for books.
5: Additional courses.
Gastronomy is a large and growing area. It is good to be prepared to invest in specializations, congresses, lectures, foreign language courses and even trips to participate in these events.
1: Do what you like
We cannot deny this fact, we have to do what we like. Job opportunities will always be scarce for unprepared people. As Confucius says: “Choose a job that you love and you won’t have to work a single day of your life”
2: Your work / study yields quality of life.
You will acquire knowledge that will teach you how to make very good food with less resources than you think. You will also start to better select the places where you will eat. You will adopt healthier eating habits after some disciplines. Your daily life will be linked to the promotion of pleasure and health.
3: Area of operation.
A common prejudice against gastronomy is to think that it is a recipe course, where you enter to learn how to cook and then go to work in a kitchen. This is a lie! Even if the number of practical subjects is high, you will also go through studies of management, salon and wine services, microbiology, chemistry, history… Depending on your effort, you can be a sommelier, barista, gastronomic consultant, professor, critic and a multitude of other functions in addition to all specific kitchen areas.
4: The possibility to create new things.
The great gastronomy schools in the world teach you the reasons for the processes, teach you how to do classic works. But in addition, how, from knowledge, create new things. These schools produce books that will certainly be in their curriculum. Many of them Editora Senac itself translates into Portuguese.
5: Delightful private moments.
Your professional knowledge can be applied in your personal life. It will provide you with unique moments, filled with satisfaction, pleasure and memories throughout your life. The pleasure of making food and sharing it with the people you love in the comfort of your home at a professional level will be common.
* People a Gastro-Warning! Always carry documents that prove that you are a student and / or a gastronomy professional, when you are transporting your equipment, you do not know when you will have to explain to a police officer why you have a precision scale, knives etc in your bag.
Try and dedicate yourself to study beyond what the colleges charge you. Always seek excellence and allow yourself to new knowledge.
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