I was the worst in my class - the slowest, the most disorganised, the girl who always injured herself and my teacher had so much patience that he tried to fix it by talking to me after the lessons, telling me what I could improve, how I could improve. Weeks later I actually rose and did much, much better. I can keep up with everybody, do things quickly and efficiently with quality and precision. I am so grateful for his patience. The semester is going to wrap up soon, I wont be back for the next semester since I'm going back to music school to finish my degree, but when I finish music school, I have every intention to go back to culinary school and to also take an apprenticeship at the same time. I want to give my instructor something before the semester ends. So far all I can think of is: good quality coffee beans and a revised edition of Larrouse Gastronomique. Does anybody have any other suggestions? I know that this teacher loves his coffee ... but I don't know if the latter gift is too boring.