Saturday 19 March 2011

The Glamorous Life Of An Intern

Myself and Harold McGee, San Francisco

I wish to make a note of reflection and appreciation.

I have been a very lucky young lady indeed. I have met the charming Head Chef from The Fat Duck, Jocky Petrie, and been given a sneak preview of the experimental kitchen. During my Food Science Research and Development internship with Tony Conigliaro at 69 Colebrooke Row, I met, my food hero, Heston Blumenthal. Just last week, I met one of the most respected writers in the world of Food Science, Harold McGee.

I have barely managed to hold onto reality through each of these experiences. When I began my career as a Food Scientist in my first year at the University of Leeds, I just had absolutely no idea what euphoric opportunities and experiences the future held. This just proves that persistence really is key in life.

Needless to say, I can barely sit still at the thought of what the future may hold. If it compares with anything that I have experienced over the past year, I am certainly looking forward to it!

Thanks to everyone who has given me support in my career. I would not be in this position in life without you.


  1. Awesome. Its a great job, meeting interesting people and having to eat and write about good food:)

  2. That is so great! You are very lucky indeed.



  3. Hazel, this must have been awsome. It is wonderful to do work you love. You're a lucky - and talented - girl. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

  4. Reach for the moon, then you will get the stars xxx

  5. You are amazing and I'm so happy for you!!!!

  6. Enjoy the experience and live in the moment. You are lucky indeed to be learning and working with such amazing people. I have found cooking in the second half of my life and hope to experience as many joys as I can.

  7. Sounds like a great experience. May it lead to many more interesting experiences. Good Luck

  8. Oh how wonderful. I am so happy for you and wish that there are many more opportunities like this for you.

  9. Just found your blog... can't wait to look around. this cheese festival looks DELISH!
    Mini Baker

  10. Hazel, How does that saying go? Happiness is doing what you love, and getting paid for it:)


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