Friday, June 7, 2013

Water Sports

Anne Koehlinger has been a water sports enthusiast all her life and is most passionate about surfing and wakeboarding. Although she does not plan to compete in the professional world of water sports, she realizes that each sport requires an enhanced skill set, increased physical exertion, and strength. Anne Koehlinger also believes that all levels of athletes should prioritize technique and safety. Athletes wishing to explore surfing and wakeboarding further should familiarize themselves with the appropriate gear, equipment, and basic steps in order to avoid the dangers of performing on water.
Once she has walked far enough into the ocean, Anne Koehlinger begins by lying horizontally on the surfboard in an attempt to “catch a wave.” She must then start paddling towards the breaking wave while matching the speed of that wave. After achieving the same speed and placing her palms, feet, and legs in position, she is able to stand on the surfboard and ride. The surfboard, which is the main piece of equipment that allows a surfer to ride on the waves, must contain a leash for the rider to secure his or her ankle. Anne Koehlinger recommends that surfers purchase a surfing wetsuit or board shorts for necessary protection from the force of the waves.
Before the navigator starts the engine, Anne Koehlinger begins by checking to make sure she is tightly secured to the motorboat’s cable system, maintaining a firm grip, and balancing on the wakeboard. When the boat gains speeds and starts to cut rapidly through the water, she is able to perform advanced sliding techniques and jumps. The single most important piece of gear a wakeboard rider should invest in is a life vest. Since riders are towed on the back of a motorboat at high speeds, Anne Koehlinger recognizes that a life vest protects wakeboarders from the dangers of getting thrown into deep water. Next, she suggests riders choose their wakeboard size and binding depending on their skill set. She believes that once riders have acquired the proper gear and equipment, they are ready to hit the water.
Water sport enthusiast Anne Koehlinger continues surfing and wakeboarding in her free time while using proper technique and safety precautions.
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Photography is one of Anne Koehlinger’s favorite art forms. She enjoys taking pictures wherever she goes and most recently used her photography skills to capture the beautiful city of Paris, France. While there, she relished the city’s food culture and dined at some of its finest restaurants. Anne Koehlinger also discovered how essential professional photography is to creating a marketable business, as it can increase profits and brand-name recognition. She believes photography is a tool that every owner should use for advertising purposes. Anne Koehlinger hopes to one day open her own restaurant where she can use her passion for photography to benefit the business.

To understand how photography can help market a business, it is necessary to learn how to properly capture the essence of the brand with commercial photography.
Commercial Photography
Commercial photography involves taking pictures for the use of advertisements, merchandising, and product placement. This type of photography is seen wherever photographs enhance the text, including in leaflets, corporate brochures, and menus for caf├ęs and restaurants. In the foodservice industry it is important to recognize how proper commercial photography techniques can enhance food photographs.
Food Photographs
To promote a menu, food photographs should be advertised in the culinary sections of magazines. The photographs can focus on the food itself, or the venue where the food is made. Food photography can also be completed by amateurs and professionals. All it takes to master the art of food photography is basic knowledge of shot composition. Food should be photographed at the restaurant where it is made, so the photographer will need the proper lighting instruments to improve the quality of these pictures. Anne Koehlinger dreams of one day using her photography skills to enhance the marketability of her future restaurant.
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Friday, May 31, 2013

About Anne Koehlinger

Anne Koehlinger is a soon-to-be graduate of Illinois Virtual School, College Prep with a passion for culinary arts and economics.  Once she graduates, she hopes to attend a two- or four-year institution in order to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Studies. Her ultimate goal is to someday operate her own restaurant. Anne Koehlinger realizes, however, that owning a business in the food service industry requires exceptional culinary arts skills and entrepreneurial experience. Fortunately she is no stranger to entrepreneurship.

While spending the summer at her family’s vacation home one year, Anne Koehlinger discovered an affinity for making handcrafted jewelry. Shortly after, she began selling her own unique jewelry by the lake without realizing that she would gain a customer base and a sense of entrepreneurship. Since then, Anne Koehlinger has maintained this entrepreneurial spirit. She hopes to apply the business skills she learned from this experience after completing her undergraduate studies.

Anne Koehlinger also realizes that she will need to acquire culinary certification to succeed as a chef and restaurant owner. She can do so by enrolling in a culinary arts program from a two- or four-year institution. Most restaurant managers and restaurant entrepreneurs also have to go through rigorous hands-on training in an internship or apprenticeship to gain experience working in a fast-paced environment. These culinary arts programs and internships are provided so that students gain scientific understanding in food prep, culinary artistry, practical knowledge, and integral managerial and leadership skills.

Anne Koehlinger’s passion for culinary arts was further reinforced when she was given the opportunity to visit the most prestigious city of food culture in the world: Paris, France. Her parents surprised her with this trip so she could dine in upscale Parisian restaurants and meet some of the world’s top chefs. This included visits with the Head Chefs at The Seaside Restaurant and Capella Pedregal, where she got to taste authentic French cuisine and express her passion for cooking. To this day, Anne Koehlinger continues to search for the ideal culinary arts program that will enable her to pursue her passion for cooking and goal of owning a restaurant.

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