So when I joined the forums in April I have in march only just taken over running my first kitchen. Its a Broom Closet to be honest but its still mine and I'm proud of what I have accomplished with the state of things when I took over. Though I'm still growing and learning everyday ways to be better. My biggest issue is 2 of my 4 cooks. One is a 19 year old who worked 6 years in his mom's kitchen and now is to be honest lazier than I ever was at his age. He's slow has no sense of urgency and though hes a solid cook its the other work he lags in. The second problem child I have is an experienced 27 year old who's formerly run his own kitchen and now only wants to do what he wants to do and not cook or do what I tell him to, now his personal life is sucking and its affecting his attendence to the point I have to play taxi. The 19 year old replaced the owners stepson in my kitchen 2 months ago and I just need help figuring out how to reach him. My older issue I inherited from the last chef and is pissed he didnt get the offer to run the show.
I guess what I'm asking is with the 19 year old its a matter of getting through to him, he has potential. The older one is just defiant his way or no way stubborn and lazy when it comes to prep. Its a small kitchen. 4 plus me. Any advice how to motivate the younger and what to do with the older?