Today I finally set foot in the kitchen. Of course, that foot was wearing a navy leather pump with a 2″ heel and was attached to a body dressed in professional attire. Not exactly kitchen-ready. Today was a short easy day of “e-Learning” followed by a very quick tour to my location to show me where to clock in and where to go when I actually start on location tomorrow morning (wearing my chef whites and kitchen shoes, of course).
Back stage photos are tough to get but the kitchen is big and not nearly as clean and pretty as those at Culinary school. It’s a little intimidating but I’m sure I’ll be fine once I get in there. Tomorrow I will meet my trainer who will walk me through everything for the next week to 10 days. Until I’m fully trained, I get this cute little ribbon on my name tag. Here at Disney the “Earning My Ears” ribbon is considered a Get Out of Jail Free card. I’ll take it.
After school, my roommate and I went to the Magic Kingdom for a few hours. It was hot and more crowded than I expected for a Wednesday in May. Much of that park is a mess with the Fantasyland expansion. By 4:00 or so we were tired and ready to come back to the apartment.
The best part of the day was that I braved the lines in the sun to get a Dole Whip. If you’ve not had one, so very sorry. They’re heaven. Pineapple soft serve thats created from fresh pineapple and water (no eggs or dairy) and served with fresh pineapple juice. Amazing on a hot day. My last one was in 2001 and my last one before that… 1989. The Dole Whip was something I’ve been looking forward to since I found out I got this job.
Tonight there is a College Program party. I’m not going. I have to get up and run early tomorrow before catching the 7:20 a.m. bus to my beautiful resort. Besides, loud DJs, blacklights, crowded pools and lame food stopped sounding good about 20 years ago.