Im a new cook, 22 years old, only been cooking for about 4 months. I work at a university cafeteria, not the most respected venue to work for i know,and for good reason, but its where im getting my start. And with an awesome young sous chef we just hired, and without the hustle and bustle of a busy restaurant kitchen, its pretty much free culinary school, so im taking advantage of it. Also, since im one of only 4 cooks there at the moment, i take on a lot more responsibility than i would in a traditional kitchen for someone at my stage, i even run the kitchen myself sometimes.
However, most of employees are, to put it bluntly, just plain incompetent. Its especially annoying when im on the line and they like to come behind and stand right next to me when im cooking and watch what im doing, try to put their 2 cents in, or try to rush me when they need something. Or they feel the need to try to clean up after me every 5 seconds. The supervisors will then just say that theyre trying to help , but id rather just be left alone honestly so i can work. like yeah were a team, but being a team player means playing your position, not trying to take on everyone's responsibility . Theres a reason im the one cooking the food and your the one working at the serving line. I dont know how things are done in other kitchens, but the way i feel is if your not a cook, i dont want you behind the line for any reason. and i already know if it comes down to me confronting them about it, im not going to be polite, especially in the heat of the moment. And im not sure if i should bring it up in our next " team huddle" in the kitchen, because i dont want to come off to management as if im being rude and dont get long with employees, but they frustrate the crap out of me sometimes.
Any chefs/ restaurant owners have any thoughts on this?