Today was my last day with Chef Rocque--truly a sad day. I learned so much from this man. He created a learning environment that was fun, positive, and effective. He gave us the freedom to experiment, create, and challenge ourselves. Above all, he knows how to teach! He is a talented, knowledgeable chef and I am thankful to count myself among the lucky students who have had the opportunity to learn under his tutelage.
For our final we had to make the following:
24 vanilla macaroons
12 petit fours
Gateau St. Honore
Original chocolate box
12 chocolate bonbons
It was quite an intense final! Since I had made and photographed all of these items before, I gave everything away except for the petit fours which I took home for the nephews. I took a quick shot of one of them before letting the boys have at it. Now I'm rolling on to my final class with Chef Smith. I can hardly believe my time here is almost over.