ChefTalk.com - Professional Food Service - Recent Changeshttp://www.cheftalk.com/livefeed.rssTrack the most recent changes to the cheftalk.com community with this feedenHuddler 0.1Sun, 31 Jul 2016 09:30:50 +0000Salad amount for 400 guests?http://www.cheftalk.com/t/90085/salad-amount-for-400-guests "Using a pre-mixed, washed & ready to go Spring Mix from U.S. Foods All adult guests..."threadSun, 31 Jul 2016 09:30:50 +0000Steve1949Sun, 31 Jul 2016 09:30:50 +0000#1346957Looking for a job in the Caribbeanhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/90071/looking-for-a-job-in-the-caribbean "Have thought of it long enough and now looking for a job in the Caribbean. Anyone..."threadThu, 28 Jul 2016 20:22:36 +0000RedtboneThu, 28 Jul 2016 20:22:36 +0000#1346582Spinach and artichoke oysters http://www.cheftalk.com/t/90067/spinach-and-artichoke-oysters "Hello! I just recently started a new sous chef job on Monday, and my first official..."threadThu, 28 Jul 2016 16:01:54 +0000freshbakedThu, 28 Jul 2016 16:01:54 +0000#1346526Working abroad? (travelling chef)http://www.cheftalk.com/t/90065/working-abroad-travelling-chef "Im 20 years old and am absolutely hooked on this industry. After a shaky first year..."threadWed, 27 Jul 2016 14:49:47 +0000slipp000Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:49:47 +0000#1346389A little day-off introspection http://www.cheftalk.com/t/90064/a-little-day-off-introspection "Fair warning, this is going to be a nonsensical rant. So a little background: I've..."threadWed, 27 Jul 2016 05:01:06 +0000miseWed, 27 Jul 2016 05:01:06 +0000#1346317Plastic Wrap Question, Please`http://www.cheftalk.com/t/90048/plastic-wrap-question-please "Hi. I'm playing with the 3/2/1 method of smoking ribs and wrapping them in foil. ..."threadMon, 25 Jul 2016 02:54:33 +0000RaibeauxMon, 25 Jul 2016 02:54:33 +0000#1345823Perfect soft mash for service.http://www.cheftalk.com/t/90046/perfect-soft-mash-for-service "I wonder if any of you guys could give me a recipe for large quantities of mash pots?..."threadSun, 24 Jul 2016 19:33:22 +0000alig87Sun, 24 Jul 2016 19:33:22 +0000#1345728RUSHhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/90040/rush "Ok. So cooks have the worse schedules. Worse pay. Not a chance of having a normal..."threadSun, 24 Jul 2016 03:33:33 +0000jwalkjrSun, 24 Jul 2016 03:33:33 +0000#1345622Pork Shank (knuckle) sous vide.http://www.cheftalk.com/t/90034/pork-shank-knuckle-sous-vide "Hi guys. I used to work for a major American River Cruise company in Europe for the..."threadSat, 23 Jul 2016 08:42:34 +0000thepotSat, 23 Jul 2016 08:42:34 +0000#1345499Being undermined by 2IChttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/90033/being-undermined-by-2ic "Hello fellow lifers I've started a new role as GM in a great venue. I have years of..."threadSat, 23 Jul 2016 00:28:43 +0000CronkerSat, 23 Jul 2016 00:28:43 +0000#1345381AM vs PM sous chefhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/90030/am-vs-pm-sous-chef "Are there different qualifications or responsibilities for an AM or PM sous chef? Does..."threadFri, 22 Jul 2016 06:10:17 +0000freshbakedFri, 22 Jul 2016 06:10:17 +0000#1345290Commercial Kitchen now available in San Antonio!!http://www.cheftalk.com/t/90028/commercial-kitchen-now-available-in-san-antonio "If anyone in the San Antonio area needs a commercial kitchen, we just opened one near..."threadFri, 22 Jul 2016 03:49:38 +0000cbuenFri, 22 Jul 2016 03:49:38 +0000#1345271Branching off into a new business. Seeking advice on food that is great to reheat.http://www.cheftalk.com/t/90012/branching-off-into-a-new-business-seeking-advice-on-food-that-is-great-to-reheat "I am currently the executive chef at a small bar and grill. The owner and I have..."threadThu, 21 Jul 2016 01:30:04 +0000tito78tdThu, 21 Jul 2016 01:30:04 +0000#1344981How to ask for days off at a new jobhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/90006/how-to-ask-for-days-off-at-a-new-job "So I landed a new sous chef position yesterday and I waiting to hear back on the full..."threadWed, 20 Jul 2016 17:09:19 +0000freshbakedWed, 20 Jul 2016 17:09:19 +0000#1344844I went down last night, what can i improve?http://www.cheftalk.com/t/89995/i-went-down-last-night-what-can-i-improve "Hey cheftalk   I'm a 19 year old chef student from denmark. I work at a high level..."threadTue, 19 Jul 2016 18:52:28 +0000seb96Tue, 19 Jul 2016 18:52:28 +0000#1344630Individually packaged hot lunch delivery servicehttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/89988/individually-packaged-hot-lunch-delivery-service "I'm about to start delivering individually packaged hot lunches to private schools in..."threadMon, 18 Jul 2016 18:38:51 +0000CheftdMon, 18 Jul 2016 18:38:51 +0000#1344415Bouncing Back from Large Health Issueshttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/89980/bouncing-back-from-large-health-issues "Anyone here have advice for getting back into the kitchen after a major health issue?..."threadMon, 18 Jul 2016 01:52:55 +0000linecook854Mon, 18 Jul 2016 01:52:55 +0000#1344174Amusement for Cookshttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/89975/amusement-for-cooks "So heres what im asking. Every summer like all places its balls to the wall non stop..."threadSun, 17 Jul 2016 14:01:02 +0000MichaelJKaneSun, 17 Jul 2016 14:01:02 +0000#1343988What does it mean to be a corporate chef? http://www.cheftalk.com/t/89969/what-does-it-mean-to-be-a-corporate-chef "Some of you know more of this situation than others because of my previous posts, but i..."threadFri, 15 Jul 2016 19:28:03 +0000freshbakedFri, 15 Jul 2016 19:28:03 +0000#1343595teres majorhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/89960/teres-major "I have been tasked with preparing a buffet dinner for 400 members of the beach club..."threadFri, 15 Jul 2016 01:18:28 +0000Steve1949Fri, 15 Jul 2016 01:18:28 +0000#1343475reliable ovens for medium-high volume bakery?http://www.cheftalk.com/t/89954/reliable-ovens-for-medium-high-volume-bakery "Hi,   We are primarily a cupcake bakery, our new location opened about 6 weeks ago in..."threadThu, 14 Jul 2016 18:53:05 +0000beckyholThu, 14 Jul 2016 18:53:05 +0000#1343403Off Premise Catering Feeshttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/89941/off-premise-catering-fees "I'm wondering how other caterers apply fees for off premise catering taking into..."threadTue, 12 Jul 2016 17:40:42 +0000karengTue, 12 Jul 2016 17:40:42 +0000#1343029Administrative Fees - When and How to Apply Fairlyhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/89940/administrative-fees-when-and-how-to-apply-fairly "As a custom caterer, we put a lot of time into connecting with each client and crafting..."threadTue, 12 Jul 2016 17:35:54 +0000karengTue, 12 Jul 2016 17:35:54 +0000#1343028Refrigerated Display Case Recommendationshttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/89933/refrigerated-display-case-recommendations "Looking to purchase a refrigerated bakery display case.  I've been considering Leader &..."threadMon, 11 Jul 2016 04:30:00 +0000backtobasics2Mon, 11 Jul 2016 04:30:00 +0000#1342721Lunch menuhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/89913/lunch-menu "Hello, Quick question, is it a good idea to have a lunch menu with , for example, a..."threadWed, 06 Jul 2016 16:04:00 +0000whiskytangoWed, 06 Jul 2016 16:04:00 +0000#1341816molecular mixology using an ISI http://www.cheftalk.com/t/89898/molecular-mixology-using-an-isi "Hey everyone    So its not a cooking or work question i have but being the summer and..."threadMon, 04 Jul 2016 14:40:29 +0000Mark HernenMon, 04 Jul 2016 14:40:29 +0000#1341496garlic butter chicken and macaroni cheese prephttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/89892/garlic-butter-chicken-and-macaroni-cheese-prep "Hi Finally the restaurant is ready and we open on thursday - very very nervous about..."threadSun, 03 Jul 2016 08:00:19 +0000MathildaSun, 03 Jul 2016 08:00:19 +0000#1341227BBQ Chef Pitmasterhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/89891/bbq-chef-pitmaster " Come to a wonderful island off the coast of NC and cook up some great BBQ for the..."threadSat, 02 Jul 2016 17:37:51 +0000Andrea1Sat, 02 Jul 2016 17:37:51 +0000#1341170Red seal http://www.cheftalk.com/t/89881/red-seal "Hello I'm looking for information on red seal any task books test info."threadFri, 01 Jul 2016 01:43:11 +0000gerald francisFri, 01 Jul 2016 01:43:11 +0000#1340882Off topic ranthttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/89871/off-topic-rant "Is it a prerequisite to have some form of alcohol or drug problem?? Or , this..."threadWed, 29 Jun 2016 21:59:44 +0000lizaWed, 29 Jun 2016 21:59:44 +0000#1340485Callebeaut 70% bitter chocolate moussehttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/89870/callebeaut-70-bitter-chocolate-mousse "I recently switched from the 60% to the 70% I'm having a bit of a problem with the..."threadWed, 29 Jun 2016 21:47:35 +0000lizaWed, 29 Jun 2016 21:47:35 +0000#1340484Wood grill options http://www.cheftalk.com/t/89869/wood-grill-options "I'm in the spitballing phase of designing the kitchen of our next restaurant and am..."threadWed, 29 Jun 2016 21:18:20 +0000PhaedrusWed, 29 Jun 2016 21:18:20 +0000#1340470Sweetexhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/89860/sweetex "I have a number of recipes that call for sweetex.  In an effort to go all natural I..."threadTue, 28 Jun 2016 23:17:50 +0000backtobasics2Tue, 28 Jun 2016 23:17:50 +0000#1340291how strictly do you define "pastry?"http://www.cheftalk.com/t/89859/how-strictly-do-you-define-pastry "i'm developing some content and staple menus for my bakery's website right now, and as..."threadTue, 28 Jun 2016 21:01:22 +0000Alisha NicoleTue, 28 Jun 2016 21:01:22 +0000#1340276Life After the Kitchenhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/89857/life-after-the-kitchen "Sounds like a new reality show. Been in food service my entire adult life. CIA grad,..."threadMon, 27 Jun 2016 23:18:24 +0000DirtywaterfrankMon, 27 Jun 2016 23:18:24 +0000#1340113Completely Custom Menu restaurant Concept. Genius? Madness? or Both?http://www.cheftalk.com/t/89855/completely-custom-menu-restaurant-concept-genius-madness-or-both "After several years of building up his brand in catering and running a few local mom..."threadMon, 27 Jun 2016 21:12:32 +0000PlanethoffMon, 27 Jun 2016 21:12:32 +0000#1340097interested in west indian/haitian guadeloupe etc cookinghttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/89848/interested-in-west-indian-haitian-guadeloupe-etc-cooking "Greetings,   I am not sure if this is the right place for this thread or not.  I am..."threadSun, 26 Jun 2016 15:37:36 +0000chalkdustSun, 26 Jun 2016 15:37:36 +0000#1339790FROM LINE COOK/PREP TO MANAGER FOH-HELP!!http://www.cheftalk.com/t/89843/from-line-cook-prep-to-manager-foh-help "Hello, I have been working as a prep cook/line cook for over a year now. The restaurant..."threadSat, 25 Jun 2016 02:44:43 +0000girlcookSat, 25 Jun 2016 02:44:43 +0000#1339559Transgender chefhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/89842/transgender-chef "]Hi Chefs, My name is Josie and I am a preoperative transwoman who is just getting..."threadSat, 25 Jun 2016 01:12:27 +0000ILOVETHEWEEDSSat, 25 Jun 2016 01:12:27 +0000#1339527Menu Softwarehttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/89830/menu-software "Hi Everyone,   Anyone have a recommendation for a menu design program? Currently..."threadThu, 23 Jun 2016 18:22:12 +0000soussudioThu, 23 Jun 2016 18:22:12 +0000#1339220Job Offer need opinionshttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/89828/job-offer-need-opinions "Hey guys so I'm a Sous Chef at an old fashioned fine dinning restaurant. We make..."threadThu, 23 Jun 2016 17:23:01 +0000jgraeff1Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:23:01 +0000#1339197Negotiating Sous Chef Salaryhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/89814/negotiating-sous-chef-salary "Hello, soon I will have a formal interview for a sous chef position-- I was already..."threadTue, 21 Jun 2016 19:16:23 +0000freshbakedTue, 21 Jun 2016 19:16:23 +0000#1338825Ready to move down south? - Island dream job availablehttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/89783/ready-to-move-down-south-island-dream-job-available "Are you ready to put your skills to the test in the Caribbean? Are you passionate about..."threadSat, 18 Jun 2016 15:22:30 +0000Paul69Sat, 18 Jun 2016 15:22:30 +0000#1338025Reminders of why we do ithttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/89775/reminders-of-why-we-do-it "Okay, obviously I am a chef because I haven't won the lottery yet.  But occasionally we..."threadFri, 17 Jun 2016 05:46:01 +0000PhaedrusFri, 17 Jun 2016 05:46:01 +0000#13376483 lazy managers/ No businesshttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/89771/3-lazy-managers-no-business "Hey guys, I work in a restaurant chain as a cook / chef and they are constantly letting..."threadThu, 16 Jun 2016 21:42:25 +0000girlcookThu, 16 Jun 2016 21:42:25 +0000#1337544Pregnant chefhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/89760/pregnant-chef "Hi everyone!   I currently work in a small cafe kitchen with only 2 chefs (myself and..."threadThu, 16 Jun 2016 00:09:06 +0000intoyourarmsThu, 16 Jun 2016 00:09:06 +0000#1337376What Books are You Referencing?http://www.cheftalk.com/t/89735/what-books-are-you-referencing "I am looking for suggestions for professionally geared literature for pastry chef. As a..."threadMon, 13 Jun 2016 21:15:56 +0000linecook854Mon, 13 Jun 2016 21:15:56 +0000#1336749Spanish in the kitchen! Help!http://www.cheftalk.com/t/89728/spanish-in-the-kitchen-help "So I just started a new job a month ago. I had interned at a couple other kitchens but..."threadMon, 13 Jun 2016 00:37:30 +0000nikimouse311Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:37:30 +0000#1336533Canapes that can be made the night beforehttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/89696/canapes-that-can-be-made-the-night-before "Heya guys Im just trying to organise a party and Im wondering do any of ye have easy..."threadWed, 08 Jun 2016 13:35:12 +0000chefyabWed, 08 Jun 2016 13:35:12 +0000#1335615Catering First Wedding…Need Advice!http://www.cheftalk.com/t/89694/catering-first-wedding-need-advice "Hello Everyone,   I will be catering my first wedding (other than my own) in August..."threadTue, 07 Jun 2016 23:38:54 +0000lncarter82Tue, 07 Jun 2016 23:38:54 +0000#1335527