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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Jumping out of my Skin

I know that was a strange title but that is how I felt for the last three days.  I have been dying to post this but I wanted to post my Kulinarya challenge first.  First part of business, I created a new website: http://www.pastriesbyjoy.com/.  Please visit me there.  I will be posting more events type posts so I could keep this mainly as an experimental blog.  The second part, I have been slowly taking catering jobs.  It started when I first learned my mom's recipes but now that I have my own set of recipes, I have been approach more.  This past weekend I was given the opportunity to participate in a charity event to help children in the Philipines.   It was a concert called Ang Pag Ibig Mo.  The concert featured Clarrissa Ocampo, Andrew Fernando, and Raul Sunico.  I wanted to donate my services so I donated all the food for the VIP peopI felt blessed that the organizer, Patti, had faith in me and she trusted me to have such a large task.  I planned for weeks to make sure I had a well balanced menu, it was all apps.  It is one thing when I have to cook for family friends or family but this was for a set of complete stranges.  I was slightly scared :D.  I wanted to make sure I was well organized, btw to-do lists and me does not work.  The whole time I was cooking, The Husband was telling me that I was cooking too much.  Lets just say, within 30 minutes all the food was gone.  I made about 11 dishes.  While everybody was eating, I did work up the courage to talk to people and ask them about the food.  I'm not the greatest at that.  I received some great reviews and I was glad everybody enjoyed the food.  One thing I'm glad I inherite from The Mother is the enjoyment in feeding people.  All the attendees was well fed and loved the food (at least that is what they told me :D)  I'm so happy I was able to used my skill set to benefit others. 

*On a side note - I was approached by two more people if I would like to donate my services.  Any way I could help other people, I'm all for it. 

Here are some pics:





Check out the details about the event and the food on my other website: http://www.pastriesbyjoy.com/2010/08/ang-pag-ibig-mo-august-21-2010.html

I may have found a career I actually enjoy, after many majors and career changes.  What do you think about a mobile bakery?  I was total inspired by Melvin from Burnt Lumpia.  Chicago barely has a food truck market and I think it is a great idea.  Thoughts?  Opinions? 

22 comments:

  1. Congrats all around!

    I say, go for the truck!! Do what you love! Share what you love!

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  2. Congratulations! It looks like your catering event was a big success. If you have a dream, go for it. You'll never know unless you try :)

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  3. Great new additions! Congrats to all your hard work being paid off :)

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  4. Congratulations!! Finding something to be passionate about is a gift indeed. I'm excited for you!!

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  5. Congratulations. I get the excitement!

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  6. I love the idea about mobile bakeries. I heard something similar recently regarding "Pop Up Restaurants". I think it's fantastic.
    Good for you on doing such a great job. Keep it up.
    Now I have to go check out your new site. Too much excitement!

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  7. No place to comment on the new site so I tweeted it! YAY!

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  8. Oh my goodness.....thank you so much!!! This means a lot. I never thought I cook well enough to justify a career but this was a great boost for me.

    @joanne - thank you so much! I'm one of the few people that doesn't have a twitter.

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  9. ClassicKitchenTwistAugust 24, 2010 at 2:28 PM

    I love the mobile bakery! I wish we had gourmet foodtrucks around here. I say go for it!!!

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  10. Congratulations! That's great! I love mobile food stations.

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  11. That's so cool! Congratulations on both the new website and the catering job!

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  12. It's wonderful to find something that you're passionate about, and follow through with it.
    Congratulations!

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  13. Wow, congratulations!! I love the idea of a food truck, especially in a market that doesn't have a lot of them. Not to mention that it would be a baking food truck! Sounds like a great idea!

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  14. Bravo! That's absolutely wonderful. Nothing like loving what you do, is there.

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  15. Congratulations! The very best of luck with your new website and business. The casava cupcakes and macarons look lovely.

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  16. The food truck sounds like a great idea. Congrats on the new business!

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  17. Congratulations on your success! I love the food truck idea, that's totally fun.

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  18. Congrats!

    The food truck is becoming very popular lately. I have seen a news report about it and I say go for it!

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  19. Congratulations! Your spread of food looks delicious - no wonder it was all gone so soon! And yes I do like the idea of a mobile food truck - that way you can always go to where your services are needed! :)

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