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post #1 of 17
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Hello all,

Sorry ive not been that active for a while but have semmingly bounced from one crisis to anothere sice early December.Things are leveling out & im back on an even keel.

Anyways, my news is ive just landed a PT in a michelin starred kitchen & am all foolish & excited its like going on a first date again but better & tastier !!!!

Ill let you know what happens.....
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(Francis Bacon)
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post #2 of 17
Fantastic Mike!

Keep us posted, maybe a jourel?
Baruch ben Rueven / Chanaבראד, ילד של ריימונד והאלאן
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post #3 of 17
Congratulations! A celebration is in order!
post #4 of 17
Wow, great! Take good notes!! :D
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post #5 of 17
hi mike

is this at the castle ?

nice one

colin
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post #6 of 17
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CMJ....yes sir its the Castle....
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post #7 of 17
Mike,are you at Kit Chapman`s place in Taunton?If it is,Gary Rhodes was once head chef there.You could be destined for some big things.Good luck,i`ll keep an eye out for you doing an interview for Caterer & Hotelkeeper :D
post #8 of 17
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Thanks for your kind words & support, I start tommorow & am very excited if not a little nervous. Its something I should have done a long time ago. I hope to get my skill level to michelin standard over the next few years. Then i would like to go & cook as a private chef,do you see what these people are earning !!!!,
probably Canada or somewhere abroad that isnt too hot!
Thanks again.
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post #9 of 17
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First day done & I feel I did really well. Did all tasks first time & quickly. So quickly that they ran out of jobs for me. Head chef pleased. Couldnt have gone better, I didnt even break anything !!! Celariac in 3mm dice .....use a meat slicer...well you learn something everyday.
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post #10 of 17
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Mike, this is so great! What a fabulous opportunity. How have the last few days been? It sounds like the first day would be hard to beat.

Does this mean Vancouver is on hold?
Emily

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post #11 of 17
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Thanks P.
Its going great & im told there will be 2 sous chefs FT jobs open in March....no Vancouver is still the plan....but a year or two of this will open a lot of doors for me I hope. Thanks for your interest,X
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post #12 of 17
Mike,

happy to hear things are starting off well for you.

This is a great oppurtunity for you.

Please, as time permits, keep us in the loop on your progress and your challenges.
Baruch ben Rueven / Chanaבראד, ילד של ריימונד והאלאן
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post #13 of 17
Great news, mike. I look forward to your updates as well.:chef:
post #14 of 17
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Friday night...pastry needs help.prep 8by 4kg bread mix for various rolls,8 differnt flavoured breads.....400 handmade chocolate rolled truffles for Valentines....various tortes,tarts,creams,custards ,pastry based special with passion fruit "custard" set & topped with meringue....plus pudding service for 45 a la carte & 100 in the brasserie.....busy night ....got home 11pm couldnt sleep ( wont nibble the chocolate any more!!) slept past 3am up at 6am for breakfast & 12 hour straight shift...As Mc D say "IM LOVIN IT" peace
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champagne for my bad friends
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post #15 of 17
Mike, I hope you continue loving it. I remember having bizarre dreams (sometimes nightmares) about pastry when I worked hours like that!

Please don't deprive yourself of sleep every night, or you'll burnout. Just a word of advice from someone who's been there;) . Keep up the great work!
post #16 of 17
Busy night eh?

I can relate ;)

Like Momoreg said,get sleep when you can, just not during a shift.

Enjoy these days, they will become some of the most important of your career.

Thanks for keeping us in the loop.
Baruch ben Rueven / Chanaבראד, ילד של ריימונד והאלאן
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post #17 of 17
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Thanks for your concern peeps....im not a young un anymore & it is quite tiring sometimes.....however i spent 5 years running pubs which were 7am to midnight 7 days pw...also ran two seperate kitchens 2 years after that...same hours....so a few 10 hour splits isnt gonna hurt me....but my feet ache a lot !!!! Thanks & take care now...nightmares about pastry...lol
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