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Kate Martens

Major: Culinary Food Science



Company/Organization: Farmhouse Catering
Company/Organization website: https://www.farmhousecaters.com/contact-us
Destination: Neveda, Iowa
Timeframe: Fall

Advisor/Coordinator Email: ebeirman@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
I was the lead baker, making scones and bars weekly for FarmGrounds Coffee Shop as well as working in the kitchen for catering events on the weekends.

I accomplished...
My greatest accomplishment was successfully cooking an entire catering event by myself. If anything went wrong on the event, I was the point person and had to solve it. It was great to be independent and put my skills to use.

I learned...
I learned it's really important to ask questions even if it's something you should already know. It's worse to do something wrong and fix it than to be a little humbled and ask for help.

Advice for others...
Use all the knowledge you are receiving from our program and try to put it to use in the real world. It'll make studying and working so much more interesting!

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