Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Final Exam

Today was my final exam.  The criteria was to prepare a protein, grain, sauce and veggie dish which may include a salad.  We were also to demonstrate to the Chef 4 different kind of knife cuts, plate and serve the Chef in 2 hours.  I finished 20 minutes early!!!

My menu consisted of...

  • Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin
  • Cranberry Orange w/Caramelized Shallot Sauce
  • Brown Rice Pilaf with Basil and Toasted Walnuts
  • Apple Mint Salad dressed with a Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

This was the dish I served to Chef Lynda

This was what I served to my classmates.


  1. Plating is everything... your presentation is divine! Buon Appetitio! Thanks for following... Ciao Bella,


  2. Thanks Claudia! The plate turned out better than I thought. I would have preferred to plate the salad on a cold plate but Chef wanted it all on one plate. So it was placed last careful not to wilt the greens to badly. I had good reviews from my peers. I'll post the sauce later today. I must admit it WAS yummy!