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post #31 of 72
u forgot about the left handed saute pans.
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post #32 of 72
I think now days with the amount of paperwork required it is probably a pen. We (chefs) are permanently fighting with the waiting staff over them. Very IMPORTANT
post #33 of 72
Refrigerated storage. Without it we wouldn't be able to serve but a fraction of what we do now.

Although for individual use, I'd have to go with the towel.
post #34 of 72
A french knife and my fingures!:lol:
post #35 of 72
A sharp paring knife.
post #36 of 72

computer

I think I would have a hard time running my kitchen without a computer these days. Working in a corporation...dam paperwork!
post #37 of 72
Towels...hands down. Oh, and waitresses...yeah, I guess they could be hands down too...did I cross the line?
post #38 of 72
Wow.

I cannot believe no one has mentioned the million dollar tool.

Spatula.

Other than that, those ****ing towels. Its always a war with our wait staff over those.
post #39 of 72
Greetings all! New here and seems like a fun forum

I'd say tongs and towels
post #40 of 72
Besides the knife, the food of course. Just give me the knife and the food and I can make a pretty plate.
post #41 of 72
Ah..... the things we dont have that we need the new guy to go fetch for us at the next place over.:smoking:
post #42 of 72
a sharpie!! or jiffy, whatever youguys call it. i'malways labelling things and if i dont have my sharpie, its impossible to label things clearly.

yes towels are likegoldin any kitchen.. some ppl just hoard too much of it. i'd also have to add my small offset spatula. i keep it in my pocket all day,for tasting anything in a jiffy,or flipping anything when i cant find tongs.
post #43 of 72
pen and paper!
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post #44 of 72
Self cooking center from Rational. And if you know what it is you´ll know that I am right
post #45 of 72
Don't know if you want to call it a tool or not but I thank god everyday when the dishwashers walk through that door.
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post #46 of 72
An old resurrected thread? I'm new I'll bite. For me the one HAND tool I use more frequently now days is a Teflon spatula. For me they are the only real improvement in cooking utensils I've seen in years. I can saute with them without leaving bits of rubber in the food and still scrape bowls and pans. I keep plenty handy when I cook. There's always one more serving in that pan. Scrape it.
post #47 of 72
towels are important, but don¨t forget the apron.

love my spatula, love it like a baby, and i use it for anything, fish, meat...
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post #48 of 72
tongs and towels with out both of these we would all be burned and we know half of us have burns on our hands now( including me:) ) anything to try and prevent from getting burned.
post #49 of 72
well to me besides my knife it wud be my marker pen...
coz anytime if we hav any catering heavy or not thats d only tools dat i really need to organize & get organized all my brigade...

its ok without d whiteboard coz i can alwez write it down on the bench or any working table.. :smoking:

i dun really mind bout d towels coz i hav my apron or i can alwez wiped my hand on my brigades towel..hehe
post #50 of 72
my boss is kind of strict about radios.
he doesn't want them on durring hours of service, which i understand because they can be distracting to some, and can make it so your co-workers can't hear you calling out things.
if we're prepping, or we're slow, then its usually ok at low volumes.
i'm a musician, and music is my first love (cooking a close second, but a much better career choice for me), so i'd give anything to be able to have one of those i-pod dockable boom boxes at my station, but that'll never happen. other wise i'd say that.

as far as the tools go, i think we'd all be lost with out side towls and cutting boards, so those don't count.

for me, its the glass rack that i put between my prep table, and my cutting board. it elevates my cutting board like 8 inches off the table.
i'm 6ft 3, so it makes it so my back doesn't have to suffer from hunching over to comfortably do my prep for the day.
post #51 of 72
i can't cook without tongs and high heat rubber spatulas..life would definetly suck without a food processor, not to mention the lowly priestess, the colander

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post #52 of 72
Chef's knife, towel.

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post #53 of 72
Extern's.........and towels to snap them with.
post #54 of 72
lol....
each response is reflective of the kitchens....those with lots of staff, those with good new functional equipment, those on shoestrings, fine dining, fast food...
cooking with all your senses.....
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post #55 of 72
a spoon or a spork
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post #56 of 72
My french knife and my mise cups. :lol:

Id be such a mess with out my mise cups. Itd be more of a mess in place..........


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post #57 of 72
:smoking:

I give them an opportunity to snap back. But then again I am a GOD when it comes to towel fights. :cool:
post #58 of 72
Rolling racks for me are the best invention and the rack bags, love them!!!!
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post #59 of 72
My votes go for:

towels - cleanliness
tongs - multipurpose
little mise en place bowls - to keep organized
wine opener - because, well, you know.....
post #60 of 72
O ya,ROCK-n-ROLL MUSIC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A must have for me.
When I stop loving what I do, I will do something else: Clint Eastwood http://NewDreamCatering.comCharleston, SC
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