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Poorly-trained staff...sheesh!

post #1 of 15
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My friend and I went to check out some new place last night in our neighborhood.We go and get a drink first and check out the menu and decide if we want to visit again based on what we see.

I asked the VERY young bartender for a gin and tonic;I'm sitting there watching her scramble about and she comes up to me and says "I know this is going to sound odd,but what is tonic?"

Oy,vey........
"Sometimes people can be oh so dense"

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post #2 of 15
Considering the fact that, nowadays, it isn't a drink if it doesn't end in "martini" I'm not surprised that a straight-forward drink order confused the barkeep.
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post #3 of 15
Tournant,

You think that's bad. Try telling a prep cook that you need him to make some honey butter (used for basting rolls, not the whipped type) on the fly and he looks back at you and asks.....

"What are the ingredients?" :confused::eek::rolleyes:

Didn't even have a recipe for this it was so simple. Made me affraid to ask for a glass of ice water from him. :smiles::beer:
post #4 of 15
I asked for a Wild Turkey at a well established bar (having spotted it on the shelf) only to get "sure, what's in it?"
post #5 of 15
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Sounds like you had an extern right out of school....:lol:
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post #6 of 15
Just to let you know. I nearly tipped my chair over laughing after reading this one.

Same with the honey butter one.
post #7 of 15
That's a bit scary :crazy:
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post #8 of 15
Not as scary as my tip, I assure you.
post #9 of 15

I know the experience!

Hello,

The industry is 90 percent run on teenagers who don't have any knowledge or skills. Giving the industry a bad image which is a shame
the cooking industry I was told is at the bottom of the trades as far as wages and benefits. Which is a shame...so they keep losing skillful people when is it going to stop!


David in Edmonton
Former cooking graduate
post #10 of 15

I know the experience!

Hello,

The industry is 90 percent run on teenagers who don't have any knowledge or skills. Giving the industry a bad image which is a shame
the cooking industry I was told is at the bottom of the trades as far as wages and benefits. Which is a shame...so they keep losing skillful people when is it going to stop!


David in Edmonton
Former cooking graduate
post #11 of 15
Was that in Buckhead or mid town? I heard that they have started to go down hill since I left in 03.
post #12 of 15
now now you could have fun with the "wild turkey" questioner.....straight faced come up with some bizarre combo/techniques, then say, "or you could just pour it out of that bottle".....just too much fun.
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post #14 of 15
Hey, I didn't post a link.

But I'll retry anyway---reminds me of a joke:

A brunette, a redhead and a blonde walk into a bar.

The brunette asks for a G&T. The bartender says, "What's that?" The brunette says, "It's a gin and tonic." Oh, says the bartender, I can make that.

The redhead asks for an R&C. The barkeep says, "What's that?" She replies that it's a rum and coke. Oh, I can make that, says the bartender.

The blonde asks for a 15. "What's that?," asks the bartender. The blonde replies, "It's a Seven and Seven."
post #15 of 15
It will probably stop when they quit hiring teenagers who don't have the skill or knowledge, to them it is just a way to make some money. It is our chosen profession.:chef:
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