I'm Crazy Corey! I'm very excited that I joined this site; I've been looking at different threads and realized that this place could be very helpful for me to learn all I can about cooking in a restaurant.
I just moved to Cleveland Heights recently from Upstate New York, where I have been cooking for different restaurants on and off for about five years. I started off in the restaurant business seven years ago as a dishdog when I was 15, and due to my great work ethic and eagerness to learn, I quickly moved up to prep, and eventually line cook.
Although the kitchen is usually very stressful, especially on weekends when everyone else I know is having fun, I still love the job and the adrenaline rush that comes when I get into a groove.
I love cooking, and most of all, food, However I really need to expand my knowledge and skills. I was never formally trained, and most places I worked they expected me to know all about cooking right off the bat. Therefore in many cases I was forced to learn through trial and error, which isn't a bad thing, but now I feel like I am really good at some things but terrible at others.
Anyways. I will start posting all the time and hopefully make some new friends and learn some new stuff in the process.
I'm looking forward to meeting you all!