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O.K. So it isn't over yet. I still have some cleaning up to do, but I'm busily avoiding it right now. Thats the nice thing about a dirty kitchen. It patiently waits for you.
My day started about 6 weeks or maybe 8 weeks ago when I jokingly told my trusty asst, that he could have this week off around his birthday and me (nice guy) says sure and on the calendar it went.
Then about two weeks ago when I usually start hiring more people to start training for the busy season- and the applicants are well, so far not what I hoped for and the first two-one lasted 1 day, the other 25 minutes. So I look over the remaining applicants and told my asst. to enjoy his birthday. That was Friday.
So over the weekend I looked over what I had to work with and could'nt bring myself to call any of them. So today me and my girlfriend,(the owner) ran the place. My day started at 6 and I was out the door by 6:30. I started my prep and baking first thing, opened the dining room, did the produce shopping and dropped my 2 year old off at daycare by 8:30. I got back and Monday is grocery ordering and inventory so I'm busy with the foodservice rep as I roll out breads. Fortunately prep was light today. We open for lunch at 10:30 and usually it is dead for at least an hour before it starts to fill up. Not only that, but they are tearing up the street in front of the restaurant today so my thought is maybe I can luck out till my girlfriend shows up at 11:00. Nope. Its gotta be karma. It must have been some crazy psychokiller in a past life because today, I was half full by 11:30. Talk about cutting it close. I wrote my specials board with @ half the stuff done and prayed noone would order it before I got around to prepping to it. I made it on my prep.........
My poor girlfriend. She doesn't really work at the restaurant much. She does the paperwork and likes the food. But today she had about 15 tables at the same time. She did really well even though you'd swear she was about ready to have a cat right there. I think we still get along I'll let you know. The service wasn't stellar but I don't think anybody was poorly served. We ended up doing about 90 covers. So anyhow.
I have my help back tomorrow.
So I'm back to go clean up the mess. Its dishtime. Throw some loud music on, crack open a beer and lose myself in a sea of suds........
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