You are completely right!Hello,u are completely right!
Well, i dunno excatly how u do things in the USA but i have 2 friends working in hotels in the USA. Thye have told me most of time they have to unfreeze food that the hotels buy made,,,,,everything. Ill be honest,,,,,the USA is known like the country without much gastronomy culture,,,,,,,,its not what i say, its what people say around the world,,,,,. Im not saying this cuz u dont make good food,,,,its cuz u dont have typycal american food,,,,,i just know ur apple pie,brownies,,,some beans called "hopping john" or something like that,,,,,,,everything i see u do is european food. Im not saying u dont do well,,i see good restaurants by internet, tv: Thomas Keller, Alain Ducasse, Daniels, Perse. And i know u are going very far,i see nice restaurants in tv programs.
But about culture could be right,,,,,when i talk to american friends, not poor or young people necesarilly. i ask them, what they will have for dinner,,,,,and most of time answer me; tuna sandwich, pizza or frozen food,,,,,c'mom thats NOT food,, well not for latinos and europeans. Latinos usually work hard cuz they have left their countries cuz they dont have food here,,,,,,I would work harder and do whatever if i would have to leave my country cuz economical reasons.
People is leaving the kitchen,,,,,,i know in Spain people dont study culinary arts as it used to. People want quality of life,,,,,,,want to LIVE. Some spanish cooks come here for students who want to learn and work hard cuz they dont find much,,,,,,,,it sounds unbelievable but it's right. My pastry chef told me in France there is a law about 35 hours of work per week. Does somebody know about this???? I knew a guy who made an stage in Bocuse restaurant, i think he paid for that. He told me he though he would find a job in France after that,,,,,,wrong,,,,,,,nobody wanted him,,,,,chefs wanted an experienced cook even for peeling potatoes, and very very histeric, bitter cooks.
Who wants to work 14 to 16 hours if they yell u? if the cooks talk about naughty topics all day,,,,they talk in ur back,,,u work holidays and christmas,,,and besides u dont do much money. Even people who loves cooking is leaving it.
a hug, take care