Team photo

Team photo
Kim Pitt, Laura Richardson, Danny Gibson, Tammy Palmer and Patrick Fagan

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Off to NYC! The team have left Poughkeepsie and headed of to the city. Not sure where everyone else is tonight, but Tammy has been to the Lion King and then to a nice little wine bar in Harlem. First presentation done this morning without a hitch. all ffeling more confident about future presentations.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Dinner with the CIA

We had the most incredible day yesterday! Lunch at Shadows Restaurant on the Hudson River, followed by a presentation from Tom Champoux a fantastic motivational speaker. Alomost 5 minutes allocated then for us to change and head of to the CIA (the Culinary Institute of America) for a tour of the school and dinner in one of the training restaurants - the Ristorante Catherina De' Medici. Four courses starting with Mixed Italian cold cuts, moving on to crepes filled with spinach and ricotta, main course of red wine braised beef with polenta and sautéed spinach and chocolate mousse terrine with orange sauce to finish. Drinks in the hotel bar followed, and a very late night was enjoyed by all!

Friday, April 23, 2010

We have arrived

Touchdown! We have arrived in NYC, and been whisked away to Poughkeepsie (North of NYC). Three night at the Grand Hotel. Lovely meal at Italian restaurant last evening and stunning lunch at Shadows on the Hudson.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Preparation for departure

less than 24 hours now until we depart from Hobart. The team are meting at Tammy's tonight to finalise our gift packing and then it's off to the airport in the morning for a 5am assembly. Tammy is expecting a call from Andy Muirhead at 5.45 at the airport for a last minute radio update for ABC radio listeners, so tune in if you are awake. Next update from the big apple..