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post #61 of 80
Classic Rock all the way baby!

We do a little change up every now and then, but mostly the older classics on wklt-98, Kalkaska, MI.

My personal preference while working? Jazz and Blues. However, I'll never get my crew to go along with it....

Eric
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post #62 of 80
Would still take a few Tuborgs over tunes any day...
post #63 of 80
thats it,,,,my limey compadre mike and i are comin for a visit. we will get you hammered on tuborg and patron, tie you up and play death metal durring the rush until you conform!!!!!!!!!!
post #64 of 80
ok boy's

I made my point so now i'm going to just fad in the backgrown
and watch::lips:
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post #65 of 80
its all in good fun my dear star,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,:bounce:
post #66 of 80
Gilbo...........interesting approach theming music to kitchen prep. I like it but couldnt tolerate japanese pop whilst doing suchi or anything French unless its Cajun.

I used to succesfully clear stragglers from a well past closed restaurant wine bar by piping Sex Pistols through. It sure woke em up & they always saw the funny side.

Hulk, just some food for thought, The Japanese government did a time and motion study & found that playing music increased work harmony & efficiency. Tuborg decreases productivity although it sure tastes good.

On this theme ive invited a local Chilli peppers tribute band to play in the corner of my kitchen, for purely scientific purposes I shall earmuff one chef & leave one with full audio capabilities, they will then jointly cook a mexican menu & the winner gets a dozen Tuborgs.!

Soussweets what time shall we meet to hogtie the scoundral.
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post #67 of 80
im due a vacation,,,,,, name the day. i have a lovely collection of ballads i think the hulk will enjoy.
post #68 of 80
can i watch ????

i know it all fun and games but it still funny:p :bounce:
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post #69 of 80
Ok, Ok, Tuborgs first prize?? You can hancuff me and I will still win if the Tuborgs are on the line, music or not! ;-) :beer:
post #70 of 80

Mood Music

Just wanted to chime in “HEAR” a bit :bounce:

There is nothing like the a little mood music to set the tone for some massive food production. So this is how I prefer to start my day off.

Morning
Strong Coffee about two quarts give or take and some Billy Idol “White Wedding” this allows me to clear my thoughts and reflect peacefully on the day’s production. When I think my staff is bored that early then I dial “8” on the phone and that activates the PA system and the whole building knows its time to wake up and smell the coffee.

As the delivery guys begin to make their rounds my preferred next selection is and oldie, Black Sabbath “We Sold Our Soles To Rock N Roll” Its amazing how much attention you get from the meat guy while this is pounding in the back ground and you reach down and bite the head off a tenderloin to check it for quality, lets just call that breakfast.

Mid Morning
Well time to soften things up a bit the next selection and one of my staffs favorites (which ranges from 30 to 50 people) a CD I burned with about 60 mp3s containing every ones Solicited Selections like; Metallica, White Snake, AC-DC, Off Spring, Rob Zombie, Scorpions, Aero Smith, Nazareth, a few Beatles Tunes, Van Halen, Bare Naked Ladies, Smashing Pumpkins, oh Yea Guns n Roses and for my good friend Cleveland Wilson (Jamaican) A few Marley tunes.

After Noon
Its either W-IOT (Toledo’s Only Real Rock Station) or Rush Limbah either one can get you pumped up for service.

It’s not uncommon to have to execute 1500 to 3000 off premise catering covers for this there is nothing quite like my cd of Floyd, Boston, Stix, Journey, Rush and Zeppelin.

It’s pretty funny when I am on vacation and return my boss says hey “Chef it’s been quiet while you were gone”. You think he may really mean’s it? Heck I don’t know, I am just being me….. :lips:
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post #71 of 80
I once met Billy Idol just before an early gig before he was famous he played the big star routine so I hit him over the head with my skateboard, that woke him up,

heehee
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post #72 of 80

Poor Idol

Did he Give a "Rebel Yell"?
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post #73 of 80
No, he ran away ! Heehee
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post #74 of 80

Our Chef actually requires that music is playing. For a small kitchen, that only has room for a kitchen staff of 5 + expo, we have a surprisingly diverse range of music tastes. We listen to pretty much everything from Heavy Death Metal, to 80's glam rock, to modern country, and almost everything in between. We even do a thing while we clean every Saturday night where we go on a "world tour" of music. We will start with traditional Indian fold music, then move to Scottish classical, and continue moving countries and continents every 5 or 6 songs. About the only thing that doesn't consistently get played is rap, although our Thursday morning / lunch shift always starts out with some 2pac, but rarely lasts long, and only gets playtime once a week.

post #75 of 80

Resevoir Dogs soundtrack on repeat.

post #76 of 80

when the weeds are deep i play rush, moving pictures  doing mep i like supertramp the live in paris album 

post #77 of 80

In my kitchen we listen to my iPod on shuffle in the morning, turn it off, or very very low during service, and then switch to an internet radio station that plays "Deep and Soulful House" for our main prep hours between lunch and dinner. After that the night crew plugs in their music on a first-come-first-served basis.

 

My iPod has a little bit of everything; Slipknot, Michael Jackson, Trance, Dubstep, Celtic, Jazz, Offspring, Tupac, songs from Southpark, video game music... You get the picture.

 

Friday mornings start with my K-Pop playlist (currently 26 songs long).

 

I'm interested to know what stereo everyone is using. We're using a set of plug-in speakers with a subwoofer that our Saturday/Sunday prep-bot brought in after the nigh crew broke my iPod dock. You can connect USB or an Auxillary cable to the sub, which I'll admit is a splendid treat, after 8 years of low-quality ceiling speakers and cheap mini-stereos with no bass.

post #78 of 80

We use some off brand ipod dock / station that does the job, as we have a very tight (cramped) kitchen. It has a aux plug as well, so even if you dont have an ipod, you can plug up your phone / mp3 player into it and listen to whatever. 

 

I am quite jealous of your sub though, although if we had a subwoofer I'm sure we would get constant complaints from the dining room about the music, I feel we already push the border at times.

post #79 of 80

Anything but country for me. Usually let the cooks have their say so also.

post #80 of 80

Radio in norway aint the best. We got a nice stereo with usb connection, mainly going electronic, dubstep, drumnbase, progressive, metal, jazz, it really helps out and inspires when the true heat is on.

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