Culinary school graduation!
Going to culinary school was hands-down one of the best decisions I've ever made. Besides learning the butter-loaded art of classic French cooking, I got to experience living abroad in Paris, made an international roster of friends that I still keep in touch with, and even met my boyfriend (now husband) there. It was a whirlwind dream come true.
I still use many of the cooking techniques and recipes I learned in school when I develop recipes, cook for photo shoots, or cook at home. But almost 10 years after graduation, I've realized there were a bunch of lessons about cooking that culinary school didn't teach me!