One of the final rites of passage in Chef’s Training – before graduation – is the Improvisation Exam. For this test, the class is split into 2 groups, each group to create a 3 or 4 course vegan meal, balanced according to all of the criteria students have learned throughout the program.
Students are presented with a list of surprise ingredients, from which they are to design and prepare a meal that is vegan, seasonal, colorful, varied in texture, representative of the 5 tastes, and using a variety of cooking techniques learned throughout the program. It’s all very Food Network/ BravoTV.
Students have approximately 2 hours to brainstorm, design, and create their menu for critique by their instructor. For the instructor, it’s always exciting and gratifying to see the growth and proficiency the soon-to-be-graduated students demonstrate on the exam. The results are a testament to all the hard work students and instructors put into the Chef’s Training experience.
Check out these final improvisational dishes created by CTP 205: