To all head chefs or sous chefs. I am now working in Salzburg Austria after 20 years cooking in Canada The "learned cooks", this is the cook from school and it is a caree choice to be a cook, in Austria that i have worked with or are now woking for me, have a problem with washing dishes. They say "i am a learned cook not a dishwasher". I am the kitchen chef of a smaller sized gasthaus so we sometimes run short staff on the not too busy days. I take alone shifts and do the dishes the floor and make out the garbage at the end of the shift. This was the way I was taught. When I have a full kitchen and there is a person for every job, dishwasher, kitchen helper, then this job is done for me and the cooks. But I find the cooks here dont like doing this.
Any sugestions on how I should deal with this. My method so far has been "i see the chef doing it so maybe i should do it too." and this has worked a bit but still i have to say WTF it is just washing a few dishes.