Well the other day I worked the line during the breakfast shift and I'm still learning. I have my omeletes down pact,but I still cant flip the sunny side eggs with out breaking the yolks. Anyway I'm only 17 and I still am learning how to move faster and multitask,and the waiters arent understanding too that. Like when I make a mistake they start grinning at each other and speaking in another language. They say I'm going slow but when ever I have to food out fast they are no where insight to give it to the customers. How do I deal with these annoying waiters. I'm about 3 months into this industry and of course I'm going to make mistakes,but I can always learn from then so how can I deal with people that will try to bring my confidence down into thinking I'm not a good cook.
Sorry You are having trouble flipping eggs. If you will picture the capitol letter D laying down and the bottom of the pan being the flat part and the direction of the eggs going in the arc, if you will turn the D into an oval an when you flip the eggs, have the eggs contact the pan on the down stroke instead of coming to an abrupt stop the eggs will have a softer landing.
That reminds me of when I first came to Florida. I took a job as Banquet Chef at a Country Club and Omlette Chef on the Sunday Brunch. They had the Omlette Station at the head of the line and everyone had to wait for those having omlettes ( Dumb, I know but, that's the way they had it) So, I asked the Exec. if we could put the Omlette Station at the end of the line so those who didn't want omlettes would not have to wait. But you know those culinary gratuates " If it is not their idea, it is not a good idea." So when the Exec. Chef went on vacation I asked th GM if we could change it to remove the "bottle neck" at the head of the line and he said go ahead. So, I put the Omlette Station on an island and with 4 butane burners instead of the usual 2 burners. When the Exec. Chef returned, the Sunday Brunch had increased over 100 people more than when he left. And if I needed a break or to find something in the walk-in that they couldn't find I would ask to Exec. to spell me and he couldn't operate 4 omelette pans at once. He could use but 2 and the GM asked why? I told him " First you have to want to and then you have to watch and culinary grads. know everything don't you know? " The Exec. and Sous were Culinary grads. So I had to train a dishwasher to relieve me if I had to leave the Omelette Station. Then the GM asked why a Dishwaser was doing the omlettes And I told him " Remember You Can Lead A Horse To Water But, You Can't Make Him Drink."
Edited by caterchef - 9/3/10 at 12:02am