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This is why I love the kitchen

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I was just inspired to write this and I'm sure there are many more things that you all can add to this list.

 

                                                   Why I love the kitchen

 

                        Flaming sauté pans, razor sharp knives, burned and blistered hands with nicks and cuts all over them, phone calls in the walk-in, pallets of fresh produce, fruits and veggies arriving weekly, controlled chaos and energetic confusion, the smell of meat roasting in the oven, the clatter and scraps of pans hitting the burner, the loud metallic clank of spatulas on the flat top, precision knife cuts executed flawlessly throughout service, the ticket machine churning out tickets at a steady pace, the chef calling for orders with the ferocity of a General leading his men into battle, the cooks reply in unison “Yes Chef!” to signify an order understood, the sizzle as another steak hits the grill, the strong smoky smell wafting from every delicious item being cooked before its quickly sucked up through the hoods, the hiss made as a handful of shallots are tossed into a smoking pan, the gallons of espresso, energy drinks, and caffeine that’s ingested by every cook before and during every service. The energy that begins to build as you and the brigade push hard through the dinner rush, and the feeling you get as it dies… The cleaning up and beginning of tomorrows prep list, closing the kitchen down to catch of few hours of sleep before you do it all again tomorrow, this, this is why I love the kitchen.

post #2 of 7

Yes its cool. Sounds like you are dialed in to this kitchens operations. Keep the feeling alive and continue to grow as you learn!. This post is quite professional  and you seem to have a grip on the life of being a chef in this house. It is coming soon if your personality goes this way but chef in a new place might be your next move. You have to jump sometime but just do it on your terms and have fun cause what else do we really have.........................
 

The two most common things in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity !
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post #3 of 7
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Thank you Chef, Yes I'm currently planning on moving out of Florida and up to Chicago where I hope to work in finer and more diverse kitchens all while growing and expanding. I'm in love with food and this career and want to do everything I can to become a great cook which I know will one day turn me into a great chef.

post #4 of 7

Bolyard,

 

It was a passionate read, thanks for sharing it. You are going to go far in life....you are self motivated and you have the desire.

 

Petals.

Petals
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Petals
Réalisé avec un soupçon d'amour.

Served Up
(165 photos)
Wine and Cheese
(62 photos)
 
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post #5 of 7

Sleep deprivation is a commonplace occurrence in modern culture. Every day there seems to be twice as much work and half as much time to complete it in. This results in either extended periods of wakefulness or a decrease in sleep over an extended period of time. While some people may like to believe that they can train their bodies to not require as much sleep as they once did this belief is false. Sleep is needed to regenerate certain parts of the body, especially the brain, so that it may continue to function optimally. After periods of extended wakefulness or reduced sleep neurons may begin to malfunction, visibly effecting a person's behavior.

post #6 of 7
Umm... Okay? (to the post above).


Also, good post OP. I pretty much agree on all accounts. Fun read.
post #7 of 7

sounds like my friday night

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