{Happy New Year} – La multi ani!

coffee walnut entremet

I’m not one to set resolutions for a new year, I don’t have any expectations, I just take it as it comes. But I do make a short review of the year that has just passes by and here are my conclusions of 2016:

  • It’s been a great year career wise with plenty of accomplishments to be grateful for!
  • I’ve been blessed with meeting so many new, lovely people thanks to my pastry workshops and classes! I’m grateful for all these amazing friends I’ve made all this time, all these great human beings that I keep in touch with and love talking to!
  • Speaking of classes, I’m happy that I managed to introduce on my schedule classes that are a bit more complex than last year which is a great challenge for both me and my students!
  • I’ve managed to learn plenty of new skills in terms of pastry, but the one that I am the most happy about is tempering chocolate and making bonbons. It’s basically a dream came true – I used to think that chocolate and I are just no meant to be!
  • Together with Horeca School, we managed to do something Romania has not seen before – hosting two events by Diego Lozano for the first time in Bucharest, Romania (and surely not the last time as he promised us a visit in 2017 as well!)
  • Horeca School has been my home for the past year – 2016 has been a year of dozens of pastry classes and demos held at school, hundreds of people mentored through the basic techniques of pastry. It’s an opportunity that I gladly took because I get to interact with people who love the exact same thing as I am – desserts and the process behind each recipe!
  • This blog has grown in a way that I love and it all felt natural. I switched from common recipes to proper pastry recipes and my plan for 2017 and the years to come is to keep the same spirit going and post complex and interesting recipes rather than simple ones. I want this blog to become a journal of my findings in the pastry world, a journal of my path through pastry techniques and improvements! It’s been over 2 years since I started it and I am happy that I did as this blog has brought me so many new friends and a lovely community around it! It’s this blog who used to push me forward before my pastry classes and even though the priorities are slightly switched now, Pastry Workshop will forever be here, hosting dessert recipes and being your guide through the pastry world!

On a not so happy note, 2016 has also been the year that took away one of the persons who I thought of as being ever lasting, forever by my side – my grandmother, the woman who raised me and gave me the strongest roots I could ask for, the woman who made me the human being I am today. Thank you, grandma! I am the luckiest to have been able to met you, love you, honor you! You will live in my memories way past 2016, 2017, 2018 or any other year!

 

Happy 2017, my lovely readers and friends! May this new year bring us great memories, love, calm and quiet and mostly happy times with family and friends!

 

happy new year

ROMANIAN

Nu obisnuiesc sa imi setez dorinte sau planuri pentru noul an, dar cred ca un bilant al anului ce a trecut este necesar pentru a pretui ceea ce avem! Asadar iata concluziile mele pentru 2016:

  • A fost un an in care am cunoscut zeci de oameni pasionati de cofetarie, oameni care au depasit bariera de cursanti si mi-au devenit prieteni, lucru care ma onoreaza!
  • Vorbind de cursanti si cursuri, 2016 a fost primul an in care am predat, dar tocmai prin prisma acestui lucru il consider cel mai bun an al meu de pana acum! Ma bucur mult ca am reusit sa variez temele cursurilor, ajungand sa incepem 2017 cu Entremets si Chocolate Confections, doua cursuri complexe pe care abia le astept!
  • In 2016 am reusit sa invat o multime de lucruri noi, dar cel mai mult ma bucura lucrul cu ciocolata. Obisnuiam sa cred ca nu voi reusit sa imblanzesc acest ingredient minune, dar am facut primii pasi in directia asta si imi aduce un sentiment extraordinar de multumire!
  • Impreuna cu Horeca School si doamna Cristina van der Schaaf am reusit sa facem posibil un eveniment unic in Romania pana acum – doua cursuri Diego Lozano, primele de acest fel din Romania! Si dunt sigura ca acesta a fost doar inceputul! Va pregatim un 2017 pe cinste din acest punct de vedere!
  • Horeca School mi-a devenit casa pe parcursul lui 2016 – am predat zeci de cursuri si demo-uri anul trecut la scoala, acoperind totul, de la bazele cofetarie in cadrul cursului de Initiere (incepem o grupa noua de Initiere in februarie) la tehnici mai avansate in cadrul workshopurilor. Sa fiu parte a echipei Horeca mi-a permis sa interactionez cu sute de oameni pasionati de acelasi lucru ca si mine – cofetaria – iar faptul ca multora dintre ei le-am ghidat primii pasi in domeniu ma onoreaza!
  • Acest blog are crescut foarte frumos pe parcursul lui 2016 si totul s-a intamplat foarte natural. Am facut o mica schimbare pe parcursul anului, propunandu-mi sa postez mai rar, dar sa fie retete unice, interesante, mici provocari pentru cititori sau retete in care cred cu adevarat! Planul meu pe anul acesta e sa pastrez acelasi spirit iar retetele de pe Pastry Workshop sa fie complexe si sa acopere intreaga me aventura in lumea cofetariei!

Tin sa va multumesc din suflet pentru fiecare comentariu, fiecare cuvant de sustinere ori fiecare critica constructiva! Va multumesc ca imi acordati increderea de a-mi incerca retetele! 2016 a fost un an in care s-a construit o frumoasa comunitate in jurul blogului si sper ca in 2017 sa continue la fel! La multi ani, dragii mei cititori si prieteni!

happy new year

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  1. Ești minunată! Îți mulțumesc pentru bucuria pe care o aduci sufletului meu cu fiecare reteta publicată. Mult succes în continuare!!!

  2. Esti foarte talentata si foarte draguta sa impartasesti cu noi din bunatatile ce le faci.
    Multumesc tare mult!

    ITI DORESC UN NOU AN CU SANATATE ,BUCURII SI DEOSEBITE IMPLINIRI.

    LA MULTI ANI!

  3. Un an nou mai bun,cu multe realizari si multa bucurie!Keep going!Dupa cum vezi, iti sugerez sa schimbi ordinea limbilor si anume intai romana si apoi engleza!Sunt mai nationalist ,poate!In rest e foarte bineeeeeee!

    • Multumesc mult pentru incredere si sugestie! DIn pacate insa deocamdata va ramane asa cum este pentru ca cititorii mei asa sunt obisnuiti si ar fi ciudat sa modific brusc structura. Dar e posibil ca pe viitor sa apara modificari legate de treaba asta.

  4. La multi ani fericiti ,Olguta!Fiecare postare a ta e o noua experienta reusita pentru mine.

  5. La multi ani !
    Succes in continuare in tot ce faci si sa impartasesti si cu noi din eperienta care se dezvolta cu fiecare an care trece.