Cody Fitchett: Becoming an RA and moving on to cakes class

Cody Fitchett

Cody Fitchett

It has been a great past week here at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.
I have been selected to become residential assistant here at school. Becoming an RA is a big responsibility and one that I’ve wanted since I returned to school back in February.
 The process to become an RA took six long weeks. I had to attend an interest meeting, undergo a formal interview, and several other meetings to complete the process.
I start next week and will be moving to The Lodges here at school. The Lodges are the school’s newest dorms, and as an RA I will be responsible for all 70 students in my building, and I’ll have my own room with a private bathroom.
I am super excited to start my newest job here at the CIA. As everyone knows, I love meeting new people and this job will give me the chance to do that.
This past week I finished up Intro to Management class and Principles of Design, both tough classes. I completed each class with an A-,  and that boosted my overall GPA to a 3.60.
This week I start Basic and Classical Cakes, which is a cakes class — we will be baking carrot, black forest, and mocha buttercream cakes. I am excited to be back in the bakeshop after six weeks of not baking at all.
Summer vacation is right around the corner. I will be heading home July 25 for three weeks of vacation. Well, its that time again, time to move out and start my job. As always, have a great week and God bless.
Cody Fitchett, of Fort Valley, is a recent graduate of Triplett Tech in Shenandoah County. He is sharing his thoughts here each week as he attends the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Email him at

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