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Glamour. Glory. Fame. Public adoration. Okay, so I lied, the first half of my day today working as a catering chef went like this

 

stuffed 500 Belgian endive boats with curried chicken salad and sprinkled with crushed smoked almonds

 

portioned, rolled, floured, egg washed, pankoed, partially deep fried to set, 500 risotto porcini mushroom balls

 

portioned, rolled, floured, egg washed, pankoed, partially deep fried to set, 500 crab balls

 

only 3 items, doesn't sound like much, took 5 mind numbing hours without a break and working fairly quickly believe it or not,... yeah glamour, glory, fame, public adoration...

 

Don't get me wrong, I still love what I do. I am meant to be a chef. Just wanted to give a glimpse into the reality of the profession.

Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.
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The bordom of production work that no one outside of our profession understands. They all wonder why our backs hurt.
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Glamour. Glory. Fame. Public adoration. Okay, so I lied, the first half of my day today working as a catering chef went like this

 

stuffed 500 Belgian endive boats with curried chicken salad and sprinkled with crushed smoked almonds

 

portioned, rolled, floured, egg washed, pankoed, partially deep fried to set, 500 risotto porcini mushroom balls

 

portioned, rolled, floured, egg washed, pankoed, partially deep fried to set, 500 crab balls

 

only 3 items, doesn't sound like much, took 5 mind numbing hours without a break and working fairly quickly believe it or not,... yeah glamour, glory, fame, public adoration...

 

Don't get me wrong, I still love what I do. I am meant to be a chef. Just wanted to give a glimpse into the reality of the profession.

 

 

 

And I say this in jest Cheflayne        "and your point is.....?"

 

We (collectively) feel you....

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Is that all you did? 1500 pieces    Chefed laughing

Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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