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Thanks for the clarification on that one - wasn't sure what was meant :)

Then all is good with the world again

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Oh dear..... If cheflayne has to repeat what he just said two posts above, he's gonna lock you up in the walk in cooler and turn off the lights.....
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Hi dee here withwholehearted feelings. Just to respond is an honor. Thank u
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I sold my business to spend time with my family after my second child and went to help a friend a few months later.
They had lost the chef who everyone said was amazing.
My distaste was his 110k salary vs the next guys 13an hour, but that's a different story.
It just so happened we would joke around and also talk about how they would only have 1 chef, and wouldn't call me it even if there was a fire.
But after working under me they got to see all that I was capable of, and respected me more. I ended up parting ways with the business, and got a few jobs and some to follow me. They all consider me a chef I believe after battling in the trenches with me.

I personally don't use titles as anyone can be bound to do great things, plus you have to answer way more phone calls and ignore so many less people when you have a title.
And I would call someone chef or dr. Or whatever they ask to be called out of respect for what they believe.

But for me saying it's about time put in or tests is a flawed system.
Not everyone gets the same knowledge out of the time they put in, and not everyone is good at testing,school, etc. they may have nerves of steel in the kitchen but give them a pencil and they are like the first caveman to see fire
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Im a chef garde manger and had the title of chef de cuisine for 3 years. After returning to my home town and now working in a small restaurant I no longer have the title of CDc but my title of chef garde manger stands firm as that is what defy me yet to top it I am a charcuturie connoisseur and that is my achievement so call yourself what you want but when duty calls your name then deliver or be shamed
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