In Japan (Week 2): Friday

On Friday, we observed their food service management class. In this class, the students learn all of the steps involved in food services.  The students do everything from menu planning, purchasing food, recipe development, cooking food using an industrial sized kitchen and serving the food.  We had a chance to eat the food that they prepared which was a hot soup with ‘udon’ noodles, tempura, a salad with octopus and a lemon desert.  This class was similar to our food production management class at Brescia; however, it is a more a hands-on approach to learning about food services and takes hours to complete.

On Friday afternoon we took a boat across the Edo river to visit a Buddhist temple with Vanessa’s host family.  It was a lovely way to spend the afternoon.  Friday evening we spent the night in Roppongi, an area with an incredible nightlife with lots of restaurants and filled with so many people.