With a few days left before Santa's arrival, Landon decided to go around Baymard for a complete inspection.
Previously whilst he was working on the zoo, he had requested for other things to be done as well.
Firstly, Chef Blake and Chef Benita had personally come up to him.... requesting for a Culinary school to be opened.
Of course he thought this was a marvelous idea... as food was one of the world's major concerns.
Hence he decided to start construction on the world's first Culinary & Bartending Academy.
And by late November, he expected construction to be completed.
This Culinary Academy would be open to everyone in Hertfilia... be it visitors or those from Baymard.
Landon felt like it should be so, because good food was meant to be shared.... and not hidden.
In this era, people generally didn't know how to properly cook or use several ingredients.
Hence Landon felt like educating them wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing to do.
Firstly, he wasn't scared of his technology being exposed... because they would have no way of knowing how some of these cooking materials came about.
During their classes, they might be asked to use the cooking stove, fridge, oil, butter, cardboard milk, granulated sugar and so on.
But what does that have to do with the industrial production methods of these items?
Sure, they might know that granulated sugar comes from a Sugar beets plant..... but how does one change a wet juicy plant into grains of sugar?
There was no way that they would know all the chemicals, additives and other industrial procedures needed for manufacturing them.
Tsk.. and what about things like fridges?
In short, there was really nothing that scared Landon about this matter.
Secondly, he felt like this was a good way for Baymard to create wealth.
By allowing these international students to use Baymard's products, he would be making them become more reliant on these goods as time went by.
For example, if they were now used to Baymard's ingredients.. ..... then when they got back to their empires or continents, they would immediately order large bulks to be used there as well.
And if they stayed in the dormitories, then they would have the luxury of using mattresses and so on... which they could order and ship again to their empires too.
Be it from food, to house needs.... this academy would give Baymard free publicity for most of its products.
The only thing that might make the international students cry, was the fact that their empires wouldn't have electricity, water supply, heating and sewage treatment.
This would definitely make them weak.
Because even if they learnt using an electrical cooker, they still needed to go to their countries and practice over large open fires.
Even the privilege of fridges and so on... were not available in their empires..... so it would definitely be a hassle to them.
But that wasn't what this academy was meant to focus on.
Adaptation was part of their training.
As for the Academy's educational side....it would have 2 main types of bachelor degree programs: Culinary and Bartending.
Those who choose to have a 'Bachelor's in Culinary Arts', would learn:
•The true values of being a chef, as well as the ethics and code of conducts for all chefs.
•Proper Knife Skills... and cooking methods, be it baking, deep frying, pan frying, steaming and so on.
•Effects of heat when cooking.
•Food safety and sanitation... which also includes how to access good, bad (expired) and rotten raw materials for cooking.
•How to adapt one's cooking in various circumstances... be it whether they had an electric cooker or not.
•How to know and estimate when food is properly cooked.
•Time Management, Communication and group leadership
•Proper Restaurant management & Customer Etiquette: Serving skills, Setting the Guests tables, Customer satisfaction and so on.
•Beverage servings... like what beverage goes best with what foods.
•How to cook several pallets that existed back on earth.
•Meat, seafood and food Preparation.
•And finally, Nutritional science: Studying the food properties of the raw materials... be it Thyme leaves, butter, cardboard milk and so on.
As well as knowing the health benefits of each raw material... like those that give vitamin A and those that would be bad for people with different allergies.
In short, he was teaching the students everything there was to know about cooking.
As for the Culinary structure, it will take 5 years for them to graduate with a bachelor's degree: 4 years in school, and 1 whole year doing an internship.
The school might give them an internship in Baymard, or send them to any of the empires or continents that had a signed treaty with them.
Of course if they were going out of Baymard, then the school will send them in groups of 20.. and will also assign 1 teacher to each group.
This teacher would be in charge of grading and assessing their entire performance, while they were there.
These students might even cook in places like the Royal palace of Corona... so they had to do their best at all times.
One had to know that this Academy would be open to everyone on Hertfilia... so Landon was expecting the school grounds to be packed and full.
Empires might send their chefs to learn, and other merchants and business personnel might do the same as well.
Hence Landon had to make sure that he got it right
Now under this 'Bachelor in Culinary Arts', the students could also major and minor in:
•Baking, Pastries & Desserts.
•Meat & Poultry.
•Pantry & Breakfast Cooking.
•General & Fine Cuisine.
•Culinary Nutrition & Menu Designing.
With these majors, the students could become chefs, food policy workers, caterers, menu developers and so on.
For those who choose to continue onto their Master's degree, they would study for an additional 2 years as well.
3 semester studying, and another semester doing an internship.
For these internships... be it masters or bachelors, they had to do it before their last school semester or year.
Anyway for the master students, they could specialize in:
•Food & Nutrition
•Baking & Pastries
•Food Preparation & Sanitation
•Wine and Beverage Management
•Restaurant, Kitchen & Food Service Management
These master degree holders could become Food Critics, Head/Senior chefs, Executive chefs, Restaurant managers, and so on.
In short, both bachelor and master degree holders could work wherever there was need for food.
Be it hospitals, hotels, restaurants, schools, retirement homes and even cruise ships.
All in all, Landon was pleased with the Academy's Culinary structure.