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What's on your person during service?

post #1 of 28
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We have those nifty sleeve pockets and a breast pocket. We also wear aprons where some have pockets. And of course wear pants (unless it's a party).

What tools do you keep on you during service? Me, personally, don't carry a cell phone, keys, wallet on me during service. My work keys are near my station. But on me it's...

Fine tweezers and a cake tester in my sleeve. Timer in my breast. Sharpie and pen on apron or center of coat if apron is down. Tong holster in pants. Fixed blade knife. Moleskin.

I ask because it's just in my years I've seen an array of different things. Depending what kind of kitchen and what duties they have. I want to see if anyone has anything interesting/odd/weird on hand.

I've been thinking about carrying a whip or blow gun...you know...something for the servers.
post #2 of 28

Thermometer, pencil, and sharpie.

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.”
Oscar Wilde

 

 

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“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.”
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post #3 of 28
Ballpoint pen, pencil, highliter, sharpie, thermometer, paring knife in jacket. Moleskine, lighter, cellphone, cigarettes in pants. Sometimes measuring/tasting spoons in my apron if they're rare.
post #4 of 28

Well during service i usually dont wear a jacket just a white shirt and apron ( cuz i sweat alot and jackets make me look boxy )

 

Regardless i dont carry my cell during service. 

 

Ill usually have pen , notepad , sharpie , and spoons on me. 

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post #5 of 28
When I was a line cook I never carried my cell during service. Now I kind of have to though.
post #6 of 28

Cell phone, cigarettes, lighter, keys, ballpoint, dry erase marker, sharpie, fish tester, gray kunz spoon.

post #7 of 28
Pen, Sharpie and digital thermometer when I'm wearing a chef coat. The coat comes off when it gets too hot (I work at a summer family camp May to August).
post #8 of 28

Scrounged thermometer, pen, sharpie, damp waist-cloth, 3 or 4 Xtra-strength Motrins....

oh and cellphone on silent, but ON in case I need to call Mama when things get too scary. :suprise:

post #9 of 28

key cards, sharpie, dry erase ( we have white tile walls and all of the ideas, recipe etc end up on the wall and components of new dishes etc ) 

post #10 of 28

poor chap!!! want me to come and hold your hand? :P ;)

post #11 of 28

Too far away! :(

But it's the thought that counts. :D

post #12 of 28

25 yrs in the industry and you develop a Kit that you can take and work with every where -

 

 

Pocket Knife , Lighter , Permanent Marker either in my sleeve pocket or double breast , Tea towel tucked into the back of a breasted butchers apron , neckerchief , Skull cap and thongs over the right wrist when not on the stove .

 

Depending on the level of the cuisine I'll wear a full uniform with black Double Kneed Dickies and Blunstone Boots ( Aussie Leather Slip-on Boot ) or Linen Shorts and a cotton T'shirt .

 

Awesome thread great to see a certain congruence in equipment all over the world .

My posts are different , I speak in cm , Celsius , kilo's and call stuff weird names like Glad Wrap , Bicarb , Capsicum & Gravox . Might take you a little while to get my lingo but we're basically speaking the same language 

 

http://sneakykitchen.com/Glossary/translations.htm

 

Good onya...

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My posts are different , I speak in cm , Celsius , kilo's and call stuff weird names like Glad Wrap , Bicarb , Capsicum & Gravox . Might take you a little while to get my lingo but we're basically speaking the same language 

 

http://sneakykitchen.com/Glossary/translations.htm

 

Good onya...

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post #13 of 28
Pen, permanent marker, green tape, offset mini palette spatula, tweezers, tester and utility razor blade
post #14 of 28

i got drugs in my pocket and i dont know what to do with them.   o sorry you ment while working

post #15 of 28
Sharpie, pen, planner(pocket size ) Iphone, cigs and lighter, oldtimer pocket knife Ive had for 40 years, dig thermometer, a rack of keys to 4 different locations.sadly enough I dont get anyway near as much time behind a knife as I like, too much admin work in my life now.
post #16 of 28

so far, only pen and mobile. cigarettes are usually lying about ....

post #17 of 28
Pen, meat therm, Sharpie, note pad, phone
post #18 of 28
Tweezers (unibrow)
Pairing Knife (shanking servers)
Cake Tester (everything but cake)
Spoons (drugs)
Fish Spatula (scraping bottom of shoes)
Towel (@ss whipping)
Sharpie (Don't know what this is for)
post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by linecook854 View Post

Sharpie (Don't know what this is for)

Drawing mustaches on sleeping co-workers XD 

Or writing kick me signs 

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.

Dr.Seuss

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Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.

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post #20 of 28
Thermometer, ink pen, cigarettes/lighter,wallet, keys
post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by linecook854 View Post

Towel (@ss whipping)
 

I swear to god,  if you snap me with that towel...

post #22 of 28
Yep, I get snapped all the time!
Spoon/s, sharpie in my coat pocket, a towel always over my left shoulder (don't feel complete without it wink.gif) and a pencil tucked above my ear... And a shotgun (for difficult clients)

BTW, what is a moleskin?
post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by Pollopicu View Post

Thermometer, pencil, and sharpie.
I hand these out to new cooks as part of their uniform and try to lead by example by wearing mine as well.

I keep my phone on me, sometimes even play it through the stereo system so I can hear incoming calls.

Found a dishwasher watching a movie on his phone the other day, he had it propped up against a glass rack, whats it coming to?
post #24 of 28

Cell....notes, recipe ideas, timers for brines/ sous vide, ordering all happens from it and it syncs to my laptop in the office.....it goes where I go.

 

sharpie or 2, pen, and highlighter.....we highlight any allergens on tickets and funny modifiers

 

folding pocket knife

 

a hand towel, and 2 dry side towels....

 

thermopen

post #25 of 28
A moleskine is a kind of notebook.
post #26 of 28
You think tv on the cell phone is bad try soccer on the ipad every morning at our sister restaurant. The oaxacan crew watch it on the line all morning. Im not sure if its really helping that the sous keeps asking the score. ive got a lot of baggage depending on what station I work (im tournant) braggards dont have those handy pen holders on the sleeves so I usually hang pens and tweezers from my apron, peeler and demi spoons in pocket, notebook and cig.s in other pocket
post #27 of 28
I quit smoking until I realized I dint get a break unless I smoked
post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by alaminute View Post

I quit smoking until I realized I dint get a break unless I smoked

 

Only reason i have smoked. 

I am Tournant too , so i need my breaks XD

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.

Dr.Seuss

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