when can you call yourself a chef? - Page 4
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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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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