Can You Get Through Culinary School Without Getting Yelled at by Gordon Ramsay?

By: Jennifer Post
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About This Quiz

Culinary school is no joke. At the Culinary Institute of America, each class starts off with six weeks of intense "academic classes." This is where you will learn how to identify produce in the grocery store based on looks and characteristics alone, how your body tastes and enjoys food, how culinary math differs from what you might already know, and how to stay safe in a kitchen environment. Once you get past all of that, you enter meat and seafood identification and fabrication classes (two separate classes, mind you) followed by three levels of knife skills classes.

If you're already exhausted, did we mention that you're in class from 6 a.m. until 3 or 4 p.m.? Then once your classes are over, you get to go back to your dorm room, wash your gross chef whites (oh yeah, you have to wear chef whites to kitchen classes) and practice your knot skills on your kitchen towels with twine, followed by other homework. If you make it to bed before midnight, you're lucky and probably doing something wrong.

It's no wonder that people come out of culinary school as intense as Gordon Ramsay! Can you make it through culinary school without him yelling at you? Let's find out!

What is mise en place?

What is umami?

When identifying napa cabbage, what should you look for?

What is a boning knife used for?

What is the difference between stock and broth?

What would be your best class in culinary school?

How often do you sharpen your knives?

What skill did you perfect in Knife Skills 1?

How many towels do you go through in one class (one day)?

What knife do you use most often?

Would you say your are more of a morning person or a night person?

What kind of leader are you?

Do you enjoy having a social life?

Who is your favorite television chef?

What is your favorite meal to make for family and friends?

What was your best subject in high school?

How do you handle criticism, constructive or not?

How often do you like to vacation?

What is your favorite kitchen tool?

What is the purpose of a Maître d'Hôtel butter?

What would be your favorite part of culinary school?

Would you do the restaurant management track?

What is your favorite late night food to eat?

What time do you prefer to wake up in the morning?

Do you drink coffee?

How often did you parents yell at you as a kid?

What is your current job level?

What is your ideal date?

Do you like to bake?

What is your strongest skill?

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