If you do, you’re not doing it right. Yes, we learn from our mistakes, but if you constantly walk around looking like a leper, you’re not learning, you’re stuck in a masochistic loop, and maybe you should consider getting out.
In British slang an anorak is a person who has a very strong interest, perhaps obsessive, in niche subjects.” My answer to this is, if you’ve ever worked in corporate cubicle life, the office is littered with such types. There's always one or two who don't know when to shut it down, but I wouldn't say it's exclusive to the biz.
Insist on rubber mats, and stand the hell up straight when you cook. This isn’t a librarian’s job, it’s physical labor. Stay sharp, or you will reap what you sow.
Yeah, if you sit up playing video games all freakin’ night, smoke too much, drink too much and sleep on the couch. For Christ’s sake- be an adult. Take care of your body and your mind.
And if you do, you will pay for it the next day in spades.
Not true with me. Family first. Because you ARE family, and that’s how families treat each other. But don’t tell me you have to miss a Saturday night because your buddy’s band is playing. That's "day one" shit.
Again, this falls under the heading of reaping what you sow. I frequently thank my people for their work, and I recall the times as a cook when I was myself thanked. Don’t take abuse, but also don’t expect a pre-school atmosphere. You are expected to perform at a high level because it’s part of the job. Here’s a hint- if you don’t hear it enough, maybe you aren’t saying it enough.
There is a time and a place for everything in a kitchen, including expressing your opinion, feelings or ideas. Know when and life will be a lot easier. Computers have many working parts, but only one mother board. Don't be a virus.
Yes, in the beginning, you’ll want to stop them from fucking up something really simple, but when you shut your mouth and realize that others are cooking for you, no matter how trivial, it is the holy fucking grail of kitchen wisdom. Non-restaurant people will never understand that, because there really are some people who criticize others' cooking. Chill the hell out.
I don’t have a “mum”, but your Mom knows the score. She taught you to cook, so don’t be a dick. She brought you into this world, she can take you out.
Haha! It’s part of growing up. Like expecting to be off every time it’s your birthday. When you realize it’s not such a big deal, you stop torturing yourself. If you are off on a holiday, have that talk with the family.
holiday. That said, at least carve the
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They’re proud of you, and this is their way of showing it.
Statistically, this is not possible. Find a balance with your family and loved ones, and stop putting so much pressure on yourself to be there “at the important” times. It’s kind of cruel for them to expect you to be there on the actual day of all these holidays. Tell them to lighten up and have some perspective and flexibility.
Not if you’re good at what you do, you won’t. We work in a very transient field. Promotions are possible all the time. And the ones that stand out for excellence are the ones that get them. We’d rather promote the line cook who knows the staff, the menu and the operation than bring in a guy who applied for sous chef simply because he wants the title. You have it all over that guy. Don’t hide in the shadows. Own what you do!
There is a truth to this. Know going in that you won't be there forever. However, it is working in those environments that make you the unique chef you will become one day, and I promise you- you cannot trade the feeling that comes with knowing the temporary sacrifice you made has separated you from the pack. You are on your way to becoming a true chef.
If I don’t notice mistakes, I’m not doing my job. If you don’t notice your mistakes, it’s because you’re not paying attention, and whatever type of motivation works, a chef will find it to get the best out of you.
And you will also make jokes about our pathetically small penis.
Invite them in to eat one shift. And maybe take them on a little tour of your kitchen. And let them see how much you are respected, or how hot the kitchen is, or how noisy, or chaotic. Or you could just give them a copy of Orwell’s book. But, you likely share that misunderstanding of aspects of their life, too. Know thyself.
as? Bills? We must constantly educate ourselves or become irrelevant. We most motivate ourselves (and each other) or become stale. We must treat ourselves, or we’ll become bitter. It’s called “renewing yourself”.
If by creepy you mean wanting really high-quality ones, or keeping them razor sharp, or taking them with you when you leave because you don’t want them stolen- then, yes.
I would argue it’s spatulas, but, whatever. Spoons are for tasting, and if you're using a spoon to taste instead of sticking your grubby little fingers in everything, then fine- creepy is as creepy does.
Oh, Christ. Take a shower!
You bet your sweet arse.
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