• Michael joined the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) as a student and got his knives and uniform.
• Michael's first class at the CIA was Culinary Skill Development with Chef Pardus.
• While students trained at CIA they also took classes.
• Another introductory class at CIA was Culinary Math, taught by Julia Hill.
• CIA's schedule was divided into blocks.
• Each block included 14 class days divided out over 3 weeks.
• Chapter 2 picks up at day 3 of Skills. Everything was running smoothly in class.
• Skills started each day with Chef Pardus talking about that days plan and giving a demonstration.
• Afterwards, the students would make the recipe that was on that days agenda.
• On day five of class the students made consomme.
• Consomme was a complicated dish that demonstrated a cooks true skills.
• After making consomme, Chef Pardus told Michael that he could be a good cook.
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