Thus far, I have completed 5 out of 7 food items, and have planned to re-make them to verify during the spring break. At the bottom of this post, I have included a few photos to show you of my work thus far. The next meeting will be the upcoming Saturday, in which we will either be making a pastry of sorts, or a pie. However, it is much more likely that the pie will be reserved until the final meeting, as it will be the most challenging, especially when it is gluten-free.
Questions and answers:
1. What has been my most difficult mentoring challenge so far? Why?
During the meetings and piano lessons, the status of each of us changes, making it slightly awkward at times. This is due to her piano teacher position running the entire lesson, while the 1 on 1 cooking sessions are more often an autonomous learning opportunity led, and handled mostly by myself. It can be a little disorienting at times, especially when I am expecting her to do something, while she expects me to perform the same task. Overall, the confusion of who is leading who is the most difficult challenge for mentoring thus far.
2. What is working well? Why?
The other side to our relationship is the advantage of a previously built trust and respect for one another, as well as communication. We both talk to one another in a positive and uplifting way, building each other up rather than pointing out our weaknesses and bringing them down. We work together by dividing work and completing it with a smile, complimenting the other’s workmanship along the way. The entire cooking experience with us is enjoyable, efficient, and effective, making it the most important factor in our relationship and project.
3. What could be working better? How can you make sure this happens?
Honestly, the only thing that could be improved on is the knowledge of who is in-charge, everything else seems to be working cohesively and properly together.
These are photos of the most recent meeting, where we made banana chocolate chip mini muffins: