Please help. I burn for this industry, this is what i want for my life.
This is my first post and Im hoping for some good feed back. Bout 5 years in the industry and I have a degree in culinary arts. I recently got a job at the pantry position at a local boarder line fine dining place. Salads, fryer, woodfire oven including toasting crostinis for various apps and flatbreads, all of the desserts, and unfortunately the microwave, which is used for a handful of apps including stuffed mushrooms. Ive never been one to talk up my performance, but up until recently I thought I had some kind of skill. I have had the two worst services of my life spaced out between 5 days in my first month at the job. I know about communication and admittedly that has been a bit of problem. I tend to try and push myself to get stuff out over asking for help, but I feel like it's my job to get it done. I think I know what my problems are and what to change and practice will definitely help as Im wrapping up my third week. Im looking for specific advice as to how to handle seven tickets at once, all with different cook times. EX. (as they ring in) --delicate 4 min salad, 5min fish and chips, 3 4min flat bread, 3min salad, 2 2min salads.-- maybe 15 seconds in between each ticket. do I finish and then move on, or do I jump to the next and then go back? I ended up with 3 things out and then 15 min for 2 iceberg salads, meanwhile more tickets are coming in.
Any other advice you have for me would really really help. Im also slow at clear down at the end of the night and cant figure it out. I bust my ass and am always doing something.
Thank you guys so much.