Hello everyone. I have finally made my move to New York for good. I was living and working in Vermont, but now I'm back home. I stepped into the world of corporate catering. The company I am working for has many locations it staffs all over the city. I went to one and the Chef and I hit it off right away. I figured that things would be great. Until yesterday morning. I quickly learned that here, the Chef doesn't call the shots. Managers do! After cooking for a breakfast party and prepping for afternoon service, the manager says to me, "pack up, your going uptown to fill in over there". The Chef shook his head, rolled his eyes and said, "I'm sorry man, your going to hate it there". I've been working with this Chef for two weeks now and have received only positive feedback. I'm even working with a student. I get to the new location in about 45 minutes. I walk in and it's a lunchroom in a law firm. Right away I thought to myself, OMG....where did they send me. The guy working the register was asleep and nothing served there was made in house. It was all ordered out from various locations. All we did was heated things up. Then they put me behind the counter making salads and sandwiches to order. They didn't even have a single sharp knife! The person I was working with almost sliced my arm with a bread knife. She hacked away at a tomato and somehow the knife with her hand attached to it bounced off the cutting board and swung wildly down across her body to her side. Now I know I'm nothing special but I take cooking and learning very seriously. And there is nothing wrong with working behind a deli case. I did it when I was younger. But I was hired to cook. The reason I was given for the move was, "hey this is a big company, that's how we do it here" I know it seems like I'm crying here but I just needed to vent a bit. :mad: Thanks for letting me rant a bit.
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1/15/08 at 9:36am