Just a heads up mi gonna be complaining this whole time so don't blame me for you reading this whole thing. So I've been working at this micro brewery for the past 3 or 4 years (can't even remember), i started as a line cook then eventually became Head chef due to my work ethic and attitude. Anyway I needed someone to help me with menu creation, ordering, scheduling, inventory blah blah bah blah. I had one guy in mind, he knew his food and was awesome to work with... turns out that was a mistake. This guy is constantly complaining about something or someone, my cooks literally tell me word for word what he's complaining about and that he complains about me all the time, not one shift goes by with out me getting blamed for something. whenever he works and i come in after him the kitchen is a disaster, sauces in the wrong place, milk is on top of the fish, garbage all over the floor, gloves and towels everywhere. IT DRIVES ME CRAZY! I'm the only one that organizes the walk in the dry storage and tries to keep everything organized. I'd like to say that I'm not one to usually be organized in my personal life, but when it comes to the kitchen i need to know where everything is without having to look for it. We split the responsibilities, i'm in charge of watching orders (meat, produce, dry goods, bread, etc.), managing and training, making sure these guys are doing everything right and everyone is doing their jobs properly. The other guy, is in charge of scheduling.........that's it. still doesn't do it, i end up doing it because my cooks need to know when they fucking work. last week i printed out a new schedule because we got new employees and they need to have schedule, the old one was about 2 weeks old... i told him "dude you need to make a new schedule like yesterday." he says "i know, i'll get on that after prep"..........he sits at the chefs table for 2 hours drinking beers instead of doing that shit. I've gotten to the point where i can't do this anymore, the only thing keeping me here is the health coverage for my son and the fact that my bosses are awesome and have given me so much they're practically family now.
Anyway my whole thing is that this chef was given an opportunity and is taking it for granted. Every time i try to confront him about it he goes off on this tantrum and i cant get a single word out of my mouth. so i don't even try anymore. i just ignore him do my job and talk to him when i HAVE to. I love being a chef, making food and running a kitchen and i don't want to do anything else, this is the easiest thing for me.
I just need advise on working on this. Someone just help me out.
may i add that he did come up with the menu, i give him that. it IS a great menu no doubt about it. but that doesn't entitle you to be lazy. there is some much more but do you really want me list it out? didn't think so