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I went through something close last year. I was cooking in a drug rehab facility for six months between summer seasons at the camp. I had previously been a full-time chef for this company when it was under contract with the dept of corrections. As a retired corrections food manager, I have no problem passing background checks. So, I been working for four months this time when the director informed me that I needed to hide between lunch and dinner. He never ran a new...
She's the chef and owner with her husband at the Martin Pescador Lodges. The website is http://martinpescadorfishing.com/. The original post is a year and a half old. I learned this from a Google search.
Wurst Haus in Jackson, Texas, has a number of position training manuals on-line. You can find them through a Google search at https://www.google.com/search?q=wurst+haus&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#newwindow=1&q=wurst+haus+training+manual. No sous chef manual. But the others may help.   Look at this one as well: http://lcrgmgmt.wikifoundry.com/page/sous+chef+-+english.
I'm not sure I every knew there was such a thing as a cake tester, at least not in any commercial kitchen that I've worked in. I use a toothpick (no, not the one in my mouth!), the blade of a paring knife or the thermometer probe. The toothpick is tossed. The knife and thermometer are cleaned and sanitized after use. Any fork, spoon or similar utensil for poking, tasting, etc., should be used once then sent to the dish room.
It kind of defeats the purpose of Chef Talk when you're being directed to Google when posing a question. Yes, anyone can search Google for the answer to their question. And while Google may be good starting point, Chef Talk lets you interact with professionals and home cooks alike. Each group brings its own unique blend of strengths and weaknesses to the discussion. An answer from a knowledgeable member helps you gain the information that you're looking for. Members may...
I begin with a notebook, then type into a Word file, then print for a binder. Just make sure you backup to multiple media. I use both a flash drive and an on-line account. At one time, all my recipes were transferred to my phone as well. Electronic media is fairly secure. All I've every lost since buying my first PC in late 80s are two years worth of images. To save space, I'd moved them onto a external hard drive, then the drive crashed. My mistake was in failing to...
Most of my formal recipes are kept in Microsoft Word with files on my laptop, on a USB flash drive and on my DropBox account. The DropBox account is helpful because I can access the recipe anytime I have an Internet connection. My work recipes (mainly for the camp) are written to 100 servings. They are printed and filed in binders for easy access by the cooks. My personal recipes are written for 25 servings. I also keep a large collection of camping and Dutch oven recipes...
What do Chinese restaurants do in Boston? Check with them.
Where are you located? I'd suggest that you contact the local health department. They will inform you of certification requirements for your jurisdiction and may be able to assist with foreign language courses.   The ServSafe Essentials coursebook and answer sheet can be purchased in Mandarin Chinese at https://foodsafetytrainingsolutions.net/product/servsafe-essentials-5th-ed-chinese/. This is the full 8- or 16-hour course. It requires a NRA certified instructor to...
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