Friday, February 29, 2008

A Big Hello to all....

A Warm Welcome to My dear Friends and the would be patrons of this blogspace...

Incase you donot know me already, this is a small introduction to make the acquaintance a little more stronger...I am Amulya Gade (Married name being Miriyala which I have never been forced to change)...I live in Melbourne, Australia...which by the way is a really lovely city...a retro inspired city..full of Cafe's, Restaurants and Huge Entertainment Venues...It was not only a dream and also an aspiration to settle in a place that is a hugely tourism oriented...being a trained Tourism and Hospitality Student from India...this was the place which I at that time felt would give a great career impetus...So when I landed here 4 years ago...I staright away jumped into a Travel Agency job...which was my real comfort zone...

But being true to myself...I was not comfortable in a 9 to 5 job...as it does not satisfy my internal "Challenge Yourself" desire...so i started jumping around and looked around for positions that were more challenging....Lucky for me I got a position as a Reservations Agent...in a Company called Jetstar( which is the Domestic Version of Australia's National Airline - Qantas)...I was very lucky to be placed in that company...and all the exposure to international trade policies...WOW ME!!!

Then the inevitable happened...I Got Married...and the pressure to settle down increased immensely on both family fronts...so we had to look for options that would give us a "Permanent Residency Status" in the country we both have grown to Love and Respect...On researching the options, it was determined that I completing another course of study in the Skills Shortage Category...was the only best option...Guess what...the best field that suited my profile and past education was me doing a Chef Course...but more specifically..." A Pastry Chef.."... Guess How excited that got me....Another Challenge.....Yipeeeeeeeeeeee....

So here I am almost at the end of my Course and had the most wonderful time training to be what I am today...be it at School or at Work....and Oh by the way did i mention that I have joined as an Apprentice Pastry Cook for a Catering Business almost 2 years back and have slowly moved up the rankladder to being a "Pastry Chef..."... So now i have a team working under me...taking my instructions (I still cant belive it...)...I designing the pastry section of the our Menu...experimenting on recipes...introducing them on the Menu...and God knows what...I am still reeling...

It is a small accomplishment for me...though I have to score greater heights...but frankly I am not a very ambitious person...just needs to be challenged once in a while to get me motivated.... Now all of the above SUTTI (boring Stuff...)is an insight on how my Career kick-started as a Pastry Chef...In the posts that follow this...I will explain how my passion for food has evolved and developed over the years....In this space I plan to jot down most of the recipes (esp pastry ones) that I have learnt from my specialist training...this is prolly my recipe book that I want to record some things I have learnt and want to share with all my dear ones...

So Guys...Hope this space helps answers some of the queries you might have regarding baking in general...and in particular to all pastisserie related stuff...so...."Happy Cooking...and Bon Appetite...."!!!!
Best Regards...
Amu

8 comments:

Apple said...

Welcome to Blogspace Amu dear...Nee permission lekunda ikkadikochesi ribbon cutting chesesthunna...kikiki...

Looking fwd to see more n more recipes n beautiful pics..Gud Luck baby..

Maya said...

Amul, I may be one of those few ppl who know exactly how much challenge you need and how you come through each of them with flying colors. I can't wait to see more of your blogs and recipes.... One of my first requests is for Babbattu, though its not exactly pastry, my mouth waters at the memory of the ones you brought back to the hostel after your trips home !!! Love ya .....

Amu... said...

Hey Keerthulu...
Thanks ra...manchi panulaku evaru permission teeskoru ra...
anyways Thanks for the support sweety...[:-)]

Amu... said...

Hey Maya...
You definately know more than most people know...though certains things have changed over the years from the time we left university...esp me becoming more adjusting to watever B says...
Anyways challenging myself is always a way I will keep myself going...Thanks for the lovely support...
Bobattlu are not my speciality...but yeah i can give the recipe...wich is a pretty commom one that is used to prepare them...Good Luck in making them...

Satheesh said...

Hi Akka,
nee recipes chaala baavunnayi..even i feel trying one of them..ivanni Girls maathrame try cheyaali rule emi ledu kadaa
:-)

BTW, how r u gettin time to do all these things amidst ur busy schedule? hats of to U..and thanks to Bhanu for supportin U..

Satheesh.

Amu... said...

Hey Sateesh...
Thanks a lot for the encouraging words...
Girls maatrame kaadu boys kuda vanta nerchukovali...:-P

anyways ela unnavu???inka kaburlu enti?

Sree said...

nenu add ayya listlo :).. Good luck and scale the greatest heights that you want to and the ones that you are not really ambitious about too. :).

Kalpana said...

Wow, bhale undi mee intro....... All the best!