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Old 06-04-2007, 09:45 PM   #31
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One of the most valuable "visions" is of the head chef who can and will perform all the chores of the kitchen. Right down to swabbing the decks. After all, that's most likely where he/she came from and shouldn't lose sight of that lesson.
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:48 PM   #32
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One of the most valuable "visions" is of the head chef who can and will perform all the chores of the kitchen. Right down to swabbing the decks. After all, that's most likely where he/she came from and shouldn't lose sight of that lesson.
too many chefs these days are chef by graduation
and those are usually the ones with lofty ideals and won't chip in
i worked up the ranks in many restaurants
i was born in the industry
at 9 years old i was at my dad's restaurant peeling onions, garlic and shrimp
no job is beneath anyone
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:50 PM   #33
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Yep,they used to eat before serving with a 30 minutes pay to sit and eat but that was working for a french man.Most American restaurants dont feed much of anything to the help.
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:54 PM   #34
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Yep,they used to eat before serving with a 30 minutes pay to sit and eat but that was working for a french man.Most American restaurants dont feed much of anything to the help.
yes
very sad
before serving.... my servers would not be very fast on their feet afterwards
we do it asian style at the end of the shift
everything is communal
i whip up 3 or 4 dishes usually things not on the menu but utilizing "scraps and things alot of chefs would toss out like salmon belly, the chain from beef tenderloin, etc)
i work in a canadian/american style restaurant but i showed the owner where i am actually spending no more than 3 dollars a person per meal
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Old 06-04-2007, 10:02 PM   #35
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OOPS,Hells you know what is on .Talk to you guys tommorow.
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Old 06-04-2007, 10:23 PM   #36
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Jpmcgrew!!!

You worked in Durango Colorado? I worked in the head quarters kitchen of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory there right out of culinary school!

Small world...
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Old 06-04-2007, 10:42 PM   #37
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It is encouraging to hear that Ramsey's techniques are not accepted by at least some of the posters in this thread.

Actually I find it hard to believe this hour of TV represents anything except an attempt to inexpensively produce a high rating.

The show began with GR (Gordan Ramsey) saying that he will no longer indulge himself in temper tantrums, screaming, swear words, or I forget what else. Then immediately the punch line of the joke is that of course, he is going to do all of that in spades!

Next the show introduces two sous chefs and the Maitre de who starts to welcome the contestants. After 15 seconds or so, our friend GR appears, godlike from a balcony above, and humiliates the Maitre de.

This is then followed by 40 minutes of soft core domination and humiliation fetish video.

If there is any culinary instruction included, I missed it and would appreciate having it pointed out.
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Old 06-05-2007, 01:37 AM   #38
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I know this will never happen but I would love to see a show that is comprised of Accomplished Sous Chefs. I would really love to see all these guys and girls battle it out in the kitchen that are really great at what they do and they are all looking to move up to Executive...I know most viewers just want drama but we can always hope right?
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Old 06-05-2007, 06:01 AM   #39
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Well, they went for the drama alright...right after they went for the ridiculous. An asian cowboy??? An asian cowboy that cries?? The complete inability to fry an egg or cook spaghetti??
I don't think they've ever been able to actually stay open on opening night. Naturally, they are going to run out of food if every dish is sent back to the kitchen for the garbage disposal...unless they've got jesus and his fishes out back, that is.

I do enjoy the show, though. It's like a guilty pleasure that I'd prefer no one knew about.
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I didnt catch what all their backgrounds were I know one was a soux chef unless he is really knows other cooking how do he qualify and one was a short order cook its ridiculous to think any of the contestants are even remotely qualified to run a multimillion dollar restaurant.Like Vera said Im surprised they could'nt even manage some eggs and pasta.
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