Okay, so I am currently a Pastry Cook at a restaurant called Route 6 in Philadelphia (Steven Starr restaurant)
To give you a bit of background;
I was the night baker at Panera Bread for 2 years (ages 16 to 18)
Then I worked in the FOH at Georges Perriers Bakery
I ended up getting an apprenticeship with Perriers, and worked both at the Bakery and at Le Bec Fin for a year.
After the apprenticeship was over I got a job as the Pastry Chef at a place called Square 1682 and was there for a bout a year.
So, I just turned 21 a few days ago, but have already had a decent amount of kitchen experience.
However, I just find myself feeling.... almost incompetent sometimes, especially when I am working next to another chef or line cook.
I feel kind of clumsy and slow and..... inexperienced in comparison. Almost like I am kind of a joke and don't really know what I am doing, and honestly it feels really bad.
Does anyone else have this problem? Do you think it is just a confidence issue?
I could use some help from some fellow pastry people!