Bonjour à tous!
I finally did it! I moved to Paris two weeks ago to pursue my Patisserie Diploma at Le Cordon Bleu.
Although this might sound like it’s all quite sudden, I actually applied to a culinary school in Hong Kong a little over a year ago. However, it didn’t feel quite right and I didn’t feel like I would be getting as much out of that program (so I’m not going to mention the name of the school here).
I’m really excited to start this new chapter in Paris. My career path flipped 720 degrees and I never imagined I would enter the F&B industry this early on.
Suddenly, all the dots seem to connect. I knew I wanted to open my own café back in middle school. Back then, I was a bookworm and carried a book with me everywhere I went. When my family went back to Hong Kong over the holidays, they went shopping while I struggled to find a nice, quiet cafe to finish a book. It wasn’t until I walked into the Pacific Coffee in Festival Walk where I felt like I finally found a place that wouldn’t kick me out. Not to mention, Pacific Coffee had a bookshelf stocked with books from my favorite childhood authors. However, I always thought this would be something I would work towards when I’m closer to retirement life. My cafe would be my little baby to keep my occupied when I’m too old to do anything else. All I can say right now is, I’m very excited that this is happening sooner than later and I can’t wait to share my experience at Le Cordon Bleu!
I will be in Paris until at least September 2016 when I complete my Diplôme de Pâtisserie. During this time, if you guys have any restaurant recommendations, please feel free to send them my way!