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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

I thought MAYBE I could start my own little, oh I don't know,

food truck or some kinda' home delivery service but really,

what was I thinking? 

You people who do this for a living, I just don't know!

I have been on my feet now for 8 bloody hours

making cookies for crying out loud, and my feet are killing me

(I forgot to put on "good shoes" I was bare foot on porcelain tiles),

are you kidding me? 

Never!

post #2 of 17

Lol. Yeah.

 

Try standing for 14 hours (or more), then do it again the next day, and the next, and the next, and the next. Then maybe, if you are lucky, the last day you'll only have to stand for 12. Or if you are REALLY lucky, 10. And if your luck just keeps getting better, it was only 5 days in a row, and not 6, 7, 8, 9, or more in a row. Ever work three weeks with no day off? Or more? I bet most of the people on this board have. 

 

The good news is you get used to it. At least to an extent. 

 

Mats and good shoes are your friend. Good luck with your business (don't give up so easy cause your feet hurt). 

post #3 of 17

I would never work in the culinary world professionally again.  Worked in restaurants as a waitress for years, but being in a hot kitchen?  Never.  My own kitchen is hot enough.  Plus I am not limited by rules that cooks are.  For example, the most limiting rule I can think of is keeping the food consistent, it has to taste the same day after day.  I like making things differently each time I make them. 

 

You really want to run a food cart?  That's not as daunting as a restaurant I'd say.  You can set your own hours and only work during a lunch crowd for example, a typical restaurant has to stay open all day to make the mortgage payments and stay on a more neighborly abiding schedule.

"You are what you eat, so don't be fast, cheap, easy, or fake."

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"You are what you eat, so don't be fast, cheap, easy, or fake."

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post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 

I guess I could say that I worked in the food industry, I worked one year at McD's to pay off my college loan.  But, No, I'm not thinking about any start up. 

Before we left Hawaii I did look very closely at a home delivery service in our area, mainly because there's nothing out here in the sticks.  I did alot of research, talked to different people about it, lawyers, investment gurus, and even a private chef. 

But in the end, I know in my heart that I don't have that certain something that alot of people here have, PASION

I love to cook, but when I want to and what I want to, or not. 

And as another thread was discussing, I don't have the creativity, that aspect of art. 

Yeah, I can whip a meal in a flash for my house, but not 50+ covers a night.... OY!! My FEET!!  No thanks!

post #5 of 17

DON'T DO IT!!!!  you have a nice little life goin on kgirl.....or to paraphrase some wise old sage, "when you have thoughts of opening a restaurant, lay down until the feeling passes"...also works for buying a boat or a beach house or a convertible vette or any other silly notion!....

joey

oh, meant to add though if you get up and still think you want to do something, maybe making something and selling it at your local farmer's market might scratch your itch......maybe not even food, but food related...like aprons.......hmmmmm....


Edited by durangojo - 4/7/12 at 3:13pm

food is like love...it should be entered into with abandon or not at all        Harriet Van Horne

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food is like love...it should be entered into with abandon or not at all        Harriet Van Horne

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post #6 of 17
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ah, sewing is Miss Leeniek's department...

I remember reading awhile back here at CT that in Arizona you don't need to have a certificate I guess it is to sell non-parishable foods, I think it was...

anyway, my previous post was mostly a rant on being THICK and putting on my tennies to work in, knowing that I'd probably be at for a long time...

 

Something else I read recently, today on MSN as a matter of fact, that the new "trend" for Easter giving is not a basket of candy but cookies, or cupcakes, something that you've made I guess is the basic idea...

 

The reason why my feet hurt STILL is that I made these for my Hubby and Mommy for Easter instead of a boat load of sugary candy...

now if you recall I did make mention that I am NOT a baker, I just make the occasional attempt at it, but I think for my first crack at rolled & icied sugar cookies they look pretty darn cute and they taste good too

 

yum-o-licious cookies for the Easter baskets for my Hubby & Mommy

post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by durangojo View Post

"when you have thoughts of opening a restaurant, lay down until the feeling passes"...also works for buying a boat or a beach house or a convertible vette or any other silly notion!....



Joey... everyone should buy a boat at least once. I spent the better part of today cursing and diagnosing what I thought was a very well done trailer wiring job. And if you have the bank account for it a beach house is a great thing. We only live once.. the wisdom part is supposed to come AFTER you do the crazy things!

post #8 of 17

 

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the wisdom part is supposed to come AFTER you do the crazy things!

So how come I'm not a genius by now?

Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.
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post #9 of 17

Awww they're adorable.

"You are what you eat, so don't be fast, cheap, easy, or fake."

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"You are what you eat, so don't be fast, cheap, easy, or fake."

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post #10 of 17

i have bought a boat eastshores, in fact i have bought 4 boats and a restaruant or 2 along the way...just not the vette or the beach house in mexico, but as you say, you only live once and i've still got time, so not to worry!

 

kgirl, they are too cute to eat!

feliz pascuas all!

joey

food is like love...it should be entered into with abandon or not at all        Harriet Van Horne

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food is like love...it should be entered into with abandon or not at all        Harriet Van Horne

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post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 
My husband was so cute, I had put his cookies all pretty like in our big covered glass cake pedestal and he didn't want to eat them, he said that they were just too pretty, I urged him to take one and that was that... Thy're almost gone now! Thanks for the compliments everyone, I had fun going this, but never again!!! I'm sticking to drop and bar cookies from here on out. tongue.gif
post #12 of 17

I did around 300 covers tonight, closed the kitchen, took the compost and fish scraps to the garden across town, came home worked out for an hour and ran three miles, just got done baking some levain batards for my chefs wine party sunday, back in at 2 o'clock tomorrow to work the dinner and close saute... and sunday will be the same thing to close out my 6 day week... haha crazy.gif I love it soo much... 

post #13 of 17

You are a lot youner then us. I used to go in at 9am and go home 1 to 2 am  but I was in my 30s.

Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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post #14 of 17

Cookies are cute.Your hubby is lucky. You should say they came from The Barefoot Contessa's Bakery. Working in bare feet is not that bad, but NOT on a floor WITHOUT  some sought of mats either gel or other. 8 hours standing in one spot is a hastle.

Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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post #15 of 17

yea you are very right... youth is definitely a virtue...

post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by Someday View Post

Lol. Yeah.

 

Try standing for 14 hours (or more), then do it again the next day, and the next, and the next, and the next. Then maybe, if you are lucky, the last day you'll only have to stand for 12. Or if you are REALLY lucky, 10. And if your luck just keeps getting better, it was only 5 days in a row, and not 6, 7, 8, 9, or more in a row. Ever work three weeks with no day off? Or more? I bet most of the people on this board have. 

 

The good news is you get used to it. At least to an extent. 

 

Mats and good shoes are your friend. Good luck with your business (don't give up so easy cause your feet hurt). 


This iis so true.
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by chefedb View Post

Cookies are cute.Your hubby is lucky. You should say they came from The Barefoot Contessa's Bakery. Working in bare feet is not that bad, but NOT on a floor WITHOUT  some sought of mats either gel or other. 8 hours standing in one spot is a hastle.




Chefed you are such a doll! Thank You for the wonderful compliment!
I think I will take a key from another thread were Joey used " goddess of gold"
Cookies from the kitchen of the Golden Goddess
When I Googled the word goddess, Wikipedia describes some cultures associating a female deity with Earth, Motherhood, Love and the Household
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