This class was my first and most difficult. It stretched my limits by testing my ability to take direction and translating it accurately into food. This class taught me the techniques necessary to advance into the more challenging classes to come in Mod 2. I believe that although the other classes in my mod were interesting and necessary to learn, Cooking Theory connected me to my future career most. My chef instructor, Chef Emma Cutler, enlightened me with her knowledge of the culinary industry. I especially enjoyed the way she taught the class. Her direct words cut to the point and allowed me to thoroughly understand her methods. I will carry the knowledge that I learned in this class with me my entire life.