I'm wondering what harm there would be if the cook-4-2's shared what they know & have learned w/ each of the other cook-4-2's?
Cutting things in half/fourth/whatever is not always so simple, maybe having things go the other way, where we double/triple/whatever for more than 2 might make some sense. I know I'm always trying to pare it down, especially when shopping to create the entire menu for each meal.
Then, if anyone sees/knows/whatever of an easier way then chime right in? Finally, if it's a wasted thread then who's going to be harmed? The thread will go & die a quiet death - like some I've started