So here is the deal, me and my friend both just got hired at this restaurant. I have about a years worth of experience line cooking, (very green onviously), all of which was in a place where we would get slammed all day and had a 10 page menu. The new place we are working is a hotel restaurant and we are lucky to do 25 tickets on a weekday and it's only a 3 page menu. My buddy has about 2 months of line cooking experience. (Even greener) Tonight was my first night leading the line, it all went well for me but my friend, lets call him "Sean" was having a really hard time, at one point Sean had to remake a simple appetizer 3 times until I stepped in and did it for him. So pretty much the whole night I was tearing him a new one for everything from not reading tickets well enough and messing up an order, having to walk him through everything he did, leaving messes, putting plates with puddles of oil under the food in the window etc. If it were a busy night I would understand but we only had 20 tables in 8 hours. Long story short I was definately very mean tonight. I know when I first started cooking when I got yelled at for something I NEVER did it the wrong way again. So what do you guys think, be gentle or a bit mean?
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4/13/08 at 9:05pm