In reading Palmiers post about culinary school and showing up his instructor with his julienne cuts in the Opinions about culinary instructors I started thinking about similar stories that happened to me in school. One time in skills kitchen I totally pulled one over on the instructor. Everyone in class was required to display their work in class, and then the instructor would have one student pick the best. One day we were doing different sized cuts and we were working on medium diced potatoes. We always worked in pairs and my partner and I decided that we could get our work done faster if one person did all of the knife skills prep for both while the other did the mise en place for the meal we had to prepare each day. I was doing the knife skills prep this particular day and cut medium diced potatoes for both of us. When we went to display them the instructor asked me "Nicko, which is the best, and you can't pick your own". Of course I picked my partners and the chef examined them and "yes I believe you are right, these are the best. We got a good laugh out of that one. Anyone else have funny culinary school stories?