I have been through a lot these past 2 years and now some good news: I’M GOING TO DISNEY WORLD!!!! to work my baking patooty off that is. But nonetheless I am beyond thrilled. I got my email on the bus coming back from lab today (got a 92-93 on my practical today!) and I tried so hard to contain myself but as soon as I got in my room I let it all out! I called everyone, I cried and I screamed and couldn’t stop dancing!
My dream is coming true! no matter how your heart is grieving if you keep on believing a dream that you wish will come true! those words have never been so true!
So I have to accept and pay my fee in the next 10 days and I’m set! IM SO EXCITED!
^idk what the heck that is but I rebloged it anyway
keep in mind every interview is different. I asked my friends who were interviewing too and we all had different questions. Someone was asked how to make bavarian cream, I was asked to make chocolate mousse. Someone was asked about condensed milk, I was asked about yeast. There is no reason to fret over anything and everything you hear (I have a paper here that has what deserts go with what entree, the difference between evaporated and condensed milk and other shit he didn’t even hint at)
Just go in and be yourself. And it’s ok to be nervous. He looked at my resume and said right off the bat “so this would be your first baking job?” and I explained how I looked over the summer but nothing was really available so this would be my first foot in the door and he said “good for you” so he must have known I would be nervous so if my voice cracked, it’s fine!
You will be fine! and then you sit there and think “how can she tell me I’ll be fine I’m freaking out”. I was saying the same thing to myself last night but believe me, you’ll be fine.
It’s over, I’m done. It wasn’t fantastic like I would relive it again but it wasn’t terrible. I showed up and I had to take a small HACCP test (it had Mickey Mouse on it, how hard could it be?) and it really wasn’t, piece o’ cake. Then the alumni that were there asked me questions like what got me interested in the DCP and if I have ever been to Disney, that’s where I sounded excited :)
Then the chef I’m interviewing with comes out
DUN DUN DUN
He asks me how I am and I’m like “i’m g-g-good how are you” thought I was going to say gruel like in Mean Girls. The interview went ok. He asked me questions where I was like WTF!? He asked me the difference between instant and active yeast and I was like ….cricket cricket…..I told him we did go over it in class last year but off the top of my head I don’t remember but I do have all my notes from last year to look back on. Words were coming out of my mouth but my mind kept going: oh shit oh shit.
But he did seem very forgiving. He asked me stuff about ice creams that I was unsure but he was like “you feel comfortable using the machine though right?” and I am so I obviously said yes. He asked me what I made here that came out great was and I told him about my dummy cake and how I was the only one who made a fondant figurine and I was voted one of the best 3 in the class. And then he asked me the thing I had trouble with which was rolling croissants. He asked me how to make those too, completely f’d that up.
but he asked me how to make chocolate mousse and I nailed it!
Anyways if I really write about the whole interview I will be here forever. If you have any questions please ask and i will be happy to answer! There was hardly anyone out there for me to ask questions so I will gladly help out a fellow dreamer!
tomorrow….i’m interviewing….for my dream job…..how can people expect me to be calm? I mean REALLY PEOPLE!
Oh! and the interview is pretty much structured around food (that’s a given lol) he said he is going to ask us what dessert goe with what food yada yada yada and he is also going to ask us about kid’s meals since the culinary goal is to please everyone through food including kids. Gonna start getting some kid friendly desserts through my head tonight!
October 14th, 9:30 AM! Interview with Chef Pauli! And then I have lab after from 1-7, I was planning on staying in bed in Disney apparel going from excited to anxious, possibly getting sick from nerves and watching Disney movies, then turning them off because I can’t deal with it, then turning it back on because I need it and continuing that battle until someone smacks me in the face…
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Can You Answer ‘no’ on the Disney College Program Application? You Sure Can!
So it’s that time, Disney Application time. I go to culinary school so my application process has been a little bit different than others. I know people on boards who have already been accepted and I just started! Well anyhoo, I got an email from the Career office at my school the other day saying we could start applying! I of course went to the computer lab the next day and filled out my app! I was kinda buggin’ out, I even rubbed my Disney plaque when I went out the door.
So the Disney App is really no problemo. I was dumb and kept hitting the next button and it kept telling me to fill stuff out and I’m like ‘Duh! use the scroll bar!” they ask you basic questions, where you went to school, do you work, what’s your race, where ya from, yada, yada, yada. Only thing I wasn’t super yeay about was they make you make a log in using your birthday and the last some amount of digits of your social security number. Idk maybe it’s just me being all protective and what not.
But then I kinda freaked out a wee-bit. It came to asking me to check off things I was familiar with baking wise. I selected stuff like pastry creme, artisan and quick breads, gelato, cookies, petits fours, deck ovens, chocolate warmers blah blah blah. Then I was faced with pretzels, souffles and cheesecakes. Of course I made cheesecake at home all the time (it’s my favorite dessert) but not at school and same for souffles so I picked no, I’m not gonna lie on an application! And then those darn pretzels, we were SHOWN how to make them in my artisan bread class but I never actually MADE them. So I hit no too. I was BUGGIN’. I was like oh no what if they don’t pick me because I said no to something as easy as pretzels! I can fold them I swear I have just never used the lye solution! I even said if pretzels keep me from getting into WDW I would never eat pretzels again.
So I wait and I wait and then I get a call from my BEST FRIEND! She tells me that she applied too and I’m like WOOHOO! And then she tells me she passed the online part and then I was like OH NO! :( I thought maybe I didn’t get in because I didn’t even get anything yet. She tells me to check my email and I tell her all I got was something about a phone interview (didn’t even put 2 and 2 together) and then she’s like “you did it too!” and then I was like WWWOOOOHHHOOO!
So that brings me to now, I just did a little tweeking on my resume and hopefully the Ex Ed office doesn’t make me change anything, haven’t had any resume problems before, and then I have to hand in a copy of the email and schedule my interview! Us culinary kids don’t get a phone interview, we have to be in full uniform, pressed and cleaned (i am going to iron everything and pick the best one then shoe shine the crap out of my shoes) and actually sit face to face with the chef from WDW….AAAHH! I said it would be so much easier if next to the chef there was Mickey Mouse just sitting in the chair. And we have to take a HACCP (you culinary kids should know that) test too, guess I’m breaking out the old ServSafe notes and studyin’!
But anyways my interview should be anywhere from October 11th-14th and then after that I get to go home back to Jersey for the weekend!
I’ll keep y’all posted on anything and everything. Gonna be a little hard considering I still don’t have my laptop (got into a car accident driving up to college, laptop=broken, I have a venting post on my other tumblr blog lol) I think the only follower I have right now is me on my other blog so please follow!
So there you have it, the DCP Application. Took me like 1/2 an hour, not even. And you can say no! I’m pretty sure they would rather you be honest anyway. And just remember, if you have any worries, if you are scared, or anxious: “you’ll be fine, partner”
Just let your conscience be your guide! gee, wonder where I’ve heard THAT before…