Kitchen managers is the industries way of saving money.
Chefs cost more money, so why not just have a kitchen manager to run things?
Unfortunately I am going to have to side with the rest.
Your idea of pay scale is not real.
We feel your pain and you can vent here anytime.
But given the facts that you gave us, it would seem that training is what you're going to have to do repeatedly until you can trust your staff to do what you need them to do.
As an executive Chef that's what you do, despite the inexperience of your crew, no?
On another note, flavor comes from searing, and to that end a frozen piece of meat will not impart its flavor in this way.
Say, you have a chuck roast and it is thawed. You place it on a screaming hot pan and it sizzles, creating the fond you need to make a sauce.
If it is frozen you cannot do this.
"P.s. I've never seen any chef work harder then a dishwasher. More hours?; sure of course, but not harder."
Unless, of course, the Chef is in the dish pit, at the end of a long day, helping the crew, creating a team like setting, and encouraging the help to work faster and more organized.
I understand now what you mean.But here's thing.... We all work in this industry for varying reasons. Some are here to make money and think of it as just a job.Some are here because they are dedicated to the food business and want to leave their mark. From the stand point of job motivation, willingness to do the job, I see no difference in the 2 examples. You are at a job to work and make money both for yourself and the company you work for.It doesn't matter what industry...
So in this way, you decide who gets your motivation, caring, creativity, and work ethic?You don't work hard when you feel the place is not deserving of your efforts?If you feel that way, then how do you manage to deal with management when they ask for more of you?