Day in the life of a Le Cordon Bleu student

by Khushboo on October 30, 2017

I cannot believe that I officially have less than a month at Le Cordon Bleu- didn’t I just post about starting my course!  It’s been a thrilling experience so far and am certain that when I look back, I will remember it being some of most enjoyable few months of my life.  What I love most about the course is that no 2 days are ever the same.  Some days I’m learning about food costings & other days I am in the kitchen making unbelievable dishes like Tuna Tataki & Fruit Meringue Lollipops.  A few class excursions have also involved trips to Billingsgate Fish Market & The New Forest to forage mushrooms. 

Tuna Tataki

There have been many days when I have left home as early as 6.45 AM whereas other days have had more leisurely starts. Although every day offers something new, here is a glimpse on what my day as a Le Cordon Bleu student looked like last Monday (23rd October 2017):

6.30 AM: My alarm goes off

7 AM: After hitting snooze a few times and a scroll through Instagram, I finally get out of bed.

7-7.15 AM: Do my thing in the bathroom, make a mug of hot water & lemon, reply WhatsApp messages and head to my living room.

7.15 – 8 AM: Pray/chant to get myself in the right mindset for the day ahead.

8 – 8.30 AM: Drink a cup of coffee with a dash of almond milk.

8.45 – 9.30 AM: Work out.  Having a gym in my building has been a Godsend – it’s small but with enough equipment to get the job done!  I do a total body weights workout with a few HIIT bursts at the end.

9.30 – 10.30 AM: Get my meals/snacks ready for the day ahead, shower and eat breakfast. I went with a green smoothie and unpictured rice cakes with peanut butter.

Dinner

10.30 – 11.10 AM: Walk to school and pick up a coffee from Pret a Manger en route.  I try to limit myself to one coffee in the morning but temptation often gets the best of me. 

11.30 – 2.30 PM: First class of the day! The lecture was given by Lara Espirito Santo who is an ex-student and now owns a food truck and runs supperclubs & catering events in London.  She talks predominantly on sustainability and how our dietary choices influence the world at large.  It’s left me thinking how I can minimise food choices and make better choices that benefit both myself and the environment.  During the short break we have halfway through the lecture, I wolf down my lunch: A grilled veggie & hummus sandwich with raw veggie sticks:

Hummus and Eggplant Sandwich

2.30 – 3 PM: Short break before my next lecture.

3 – 6 PM: Lecture 2 focuses on running a health & wellness business which is incredibly relevant to me. It leaves me thinking how I plan to use this diploma at the end of the 3 months to expand my business.  During the 15-minute break, I leg it to the school café to buy an almond milk latte.

Coffee at LCB

6 – 6.30 PM: During the short break, I eat a light dinner: Salad topped with a small pasta orzo pot (courtesy of M & S).

See photo above

6.30 – 9.30 PM: Today we are learning about cheese and taste so many varieties including camembert, cheddar, halloumi & feta.  The lecturer has his own farm and I am in awe over how incredibly passionate he is about cheese.

Cheese Tastings

9.30 PM: Officially done for the day. I usually walk home, but call for an Uber instead since it’s quite late.

9.45 – 11.15 PM: Eat a snack (Greek yogurt, berries & nuts), shower & wind down for the evening.

11.30 PM: Finally time for bed.  I am pooped but also feel so mentally satisfied with my day overall.  I also feel relieved that tomorrow only involves one lecture at school ha!

What time do you usually wake up in the morning?

What are your class/work timings like?

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Ayushi October 31, 2017 at 5:08 am

So much food for thought! I am forever in awe of how productive your days are!

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Khushboo November 8, 2017 at 1:52 am

Hahah I am equally in awe of you, friend!

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Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen October 31, 2017 at 6:12 am

That lecture on cheese sounds like heaven! I could live on halloumi. Mmm.

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Khushboo November 8, 2017 at 1:53 am

I feel the same about feta!

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Parita October 31, 2017 at 8:54 pm

What an amazing experience! So proud of you, K! Can’t wait to read about your plans.

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Khushboo November 8, 2017 at 1:53 am

Thanks so much for your support P- especially from day 1 <3!

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