jen yee pastry


A Very Busy Week

Monday 9/13
Prep for James Beard Dinner, 70ppl:
6 qts chilled plum soup
4 qts green grape sorbet
3 tubs crispy rice tuile
1 qt fresh red plum slices
1 qt fresh yellow plum slices
70 pc lemon macarons
70 pc mini chocolate chip cookies
70 pc mango-orange jellies

Tuesday 9/14
Finish prepping and packing for tonight's event
Put on two new dishes; one for dining room dessert menu, one for bar room menu
Away from kitchen for Beard dinner

Wednesday 9/15
Prep for "Let Us Eat Local" event, 450ppl:
400 pc gingersnap cookies
400 pc red plum mousse
2 qts lavender cream
Make 200 lemon macarons for favors for Saturday wedding
"Free Dessert Night" at restaurant, make a special dessert for this

Thursday 9/16
Make 200 blue raspberry macarons for favors for Saturday wedding
Away from kitchen for "L.U.E.L."

Friday 9/17
Morning: make another 200 blue raspberry macarons for favors for Saturday wedding
Afternoon: attend "La Rose Noire" party at I.C.E.
Pack 200 boxes with 3 macarons each for Saturday wedding
Prep wedding cake for a different Saturday wedding: fill and crumb coat
Make 200 fondant flowers for wedding cake
Put on new dish for dining room dessert menu

Saturday 9/18
Dust dried fondant flowers with opal and pink luster dust
Finish wedding cake: final buttercream coat, build, attach flowers
Deliver (on foot!) wedding cake to Metrazur in Grand Central Terminal
Come back to restaurant and deliver 200 macaron favor boxes to wedding at Cipriani

Sunday 9/19
Prep for Starchefs gala on Monday, 200ppl:
80 pc red velvet macarons
80 pc chocolate peanut butter cups
60 pc mini passion fruit beehives
60 pc butterscotch tartlets
60 pc mini ginger/plum ice cream sandwiches
60 pc mini choc chip/vanilla ice cream sandwiches
60 pc concord grape cream soda

Monday 9/20
Morning: sit on "How to Make It" panel at ICC conference
Afternoon: finish prepping for tonight's event: make soda, finish tarts, cut out ice cream for sandwiches, make cream spheres for soda
Evening: attend event upstairs, away from kitchen

Tuesday 9/21
Prep for Starchefs gala on Wednesday, 700ppl:
10 qts watermelon soup
10 qts galia sorbet base
a lot of candied olives

Wednesday 9/22
Finish prep for tonight's gala:
a lot of crystalized shiso
a lot of mini canteloupe balls
a lot of min honeydew balls

Thursday 9/23
Start prep for wedding cake for Saturday
Won't get a day off til Sunday. Back to work Monday.