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From part time job to school, from school to abroad and to my dream job

From part time job to school, from school to abroad and to my dream job

Apprenticeship | 30 October 2020

© 2020, Alžběta Zemanová

During my first year general upper secondary school I got a part time job at gastronomy field , which began to fulfill me so much, that I interrupted my studies and I pursued my dream job – cook for people who love food as much as I do. After a short study break I decided to go to Gastronomy school. I went on cooking program with focus on business, so I could develop and enrich my knowledge gained within a short practice and finally do what I really enjoy. Soon I found friends who had the same mindset and shared the love for food. I also got opportunities to travel abroad for short internship. For example I went to Italy for a week where I learned how to make pizza and pasta. I also went to Annaberg Germany, where we cooked traditional Czech cuisine for kids from boarding school. School, but mainly internships arranged by school in restaurants gave me a huge amount of experience and contacts, which I use until now. I sucessfully graduated and now I participate on organization of food festivals, work in the kitchen of my favourite café and I began to study management at a university.