Trip to Beijing
When i recently was invited for a job interview and cookoff in Beijing,i couldnt wait to have a look there,as i always wanted to work in Asia.
When i arrived there it still looked great and like my expectations.
After being introduced to the pastrykitchen and staff where i supposed to do my pastry presentation,i got allready my first doubts about working in China.
First of all there was no single staff who could speak a little english,and i mean no english at all!!
Then when i asked to see my requested ingredients,i found out that the half was missing and the other half from cheap local produce was,great start!!
Luckelly i brought a suitcase full of own equipment and that was a very smart idea after i saw what they worked with there.
After a sigarette and a strong coffee,i had my mind cleared and went fullspeed for mice en place as i couldnt loose any time,as i had to improvise on my planned dishes a lot!
After working 1,5 half day under these poor curcomstances it was time for my presentation en they clearly were amazed as i got a 5 min long applause!
Eventhough they were so happy with my presenation/tasting for me the idea to work there was allready shattered on the first day.
The experience sounds negative but,it was for myself a really good one,as i could see what i’m made off when i work under such time stress and poor circumstances.
I was pleased with my product what i after a lot of improvising had produced and thats all what counts for me,cause your product is something what people remember for a long time.
I was so happy to find out how good i have it here in Dubai and couldnt wait for coming back “home”!
At least i grabbed the chanche and i found it out myself how it was,so that later on i will never regret or doubt my choises.
Next stop Thailand!
Cant wait for Bangkok and Phuket,
posting will follow soon!
Best regards S.