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Newbie saying hello all the way from Singapore

post #1 of 13
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Hello all!

New to cheftalk and currently a commis cook working at a fine dining restaurant for about a month in Singapore.

Would hope I get some motivation and advice needed to keep me going as I'm facing the reality part in working in this industry on how to improve on my basics.(knife skills, cutting, managing of service, etc)

Many times I felt like quitting due to the immense pressure, but I told myself I should stay and press on.

Advice and motivation needed, thanks!

post #2 of 13
Hey man just stick at it, just remember repetition builds speed and accuracy. And don't forget the hell you go through, its all part of the fun biggrin.gif
post #3 of 13
Oh I love Singapore. Why can't the UK be like your country with clean immaculate tidy streets and great buildings too. The night life is very good too and so is the food. Singapore has to be my favourite country to live.
post #4 of 13
You really are proving to be alittle ray of sunshine around the site...
post #5 of 13
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@gernomo: haha, I would love to go to the UK or the US advance my culinary passion too! Thanks for the life in my country! UK's great too, just never been there before..

@Ishbel it helps to keep newbies like me coming back here daily!
post #6 of 13
I am very much a foodie and love cooking and eating cuisines from all around the world. It keeps life interesting. Lol
post #7 of 13
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@geronomo: I wish I could travel the world just like u, just that to gain experience from every one in culinary.
post #8 of 13
You don't need to travel at all. You can teach yourself through cookery books, researching on the internet, watching TV chefs, learning from friends and relatives or go to a culinary school. Or even train with a TV chefs. The world is your oyster. I wish you the very best of luck.
post #9 of 13
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I seriously hope I get the chance to do all this. Just broke down a few days back in front of my family due to the stress I had, really teared. Guess it's time to bounce back?
post #10 of 13
I am sorry to hear your break down. My advice to you, is to be strong and persevere with your goals in life. Never stop following your dreams and you will succeed in the end if you are determined enough to want it bad enough. Don't let the hard times knock you down and never give up. I wish you the very best of luck in your bright future.
post #11 of 13
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Thank you very much for the advice honestly. Gonna persevere at work today. Hope I do well..
post #12 of 13
Always take on board my advice to never give up when the going gets tough.
post #13 of 13
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Yeah, will try to put that in my mind, thanks! Cos that's where I give up the easiest and fastest.
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