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Revisiting my Culinary School

Posted by Ireno Alcala on May 23, 2011 at 8:35 AM

It was March 4, 2011: I was going home but I requested my friend, who's driving the motorcycle,  to leave at the gate of the school, Mariner's Polytechnic Colleges Foundation, Inc. (Baras, Canaman, Camarines Sur, Philippines). It's an important date for the maritime institution as it celebrated its 34th foundation anniversary.

I heard the maritime band playing marching hymn. I passed the gate and made a salute at the quarter deck infront of the school's premise. I met  my former instructor at the culinary department and other school's staff.

I've seen how the institution grow fast since 1999 when I graduated as a Gold Tray awardee in Culinary Arts with special awards in Bartendering.

Going back to my Alma Mater felt like just yesterday, when I was still cramming for my projects and juggling my time to meet the demands of my job on the radio and still maintaining high grades on maritime subjects, especially culinary subjects.

After hearing the morning Friday mass (I helped prepared some items at the altar) and exchanged pleasantries with the bigwigs, especially Commodore Dante La. Jimenez, I proceeded at the Food Expo of the Culinary Department. My former instructor , Ms. Tita Lazaro, toured me at the new culinary building and introduced me to the  new instructor whom I already knew, Sir Roli Ancha, former columnist of Bicol Mail and a cook as well on board ship.

What I like about food exhibit is the Foods itself. Who else can deny their palate once they've seen the attractive presentation of the show? I think no one; although,we should control our urge to consume more sugar than your body can take.

Anyways, I enjoyed appreciating the food items that have been displayed from the breads, macaroons, brownies, cakes and all!

Let's enjoy it once again. Feast your eyes with these.............

And the star of the show.......

All and all, it's a successful anniversary since some alumni revisited the school and enjoyed the activities.

I was one of them.

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