Thanks. :) I'm glad you remember me. I definitely remember all of you. And IronChef, I like how you referred to me: "That bento chick from Canada."
Originally Posted by Dave Hutchins
I was a executive chef in a very up scale Country club and loved every stressful minute
Glad to meet you and my you enjoy your job as much as I enjoyed mine, I am retired now but still cook. if you have time PM some of your menu items I would like to hear whats going on in the real food world today DH
Hehe... well, I'm lucky in that I am FOH and our atmosphere is usually pretty laid back and relaxed. It's not often that we are slammed - the kitchen can be sometimes though! I don't usually work the lunch crowd though... i am only there in the evenings... and I know it can be crazy (especially the gardens/patio during summer) FOH as well.
I had THE BEST NIGHT last night. There was a private party that booked the Gallery, which is like our big, nice, beautiful private room upstairs. (the restaurant is located in a big, old historic house) Anyway, the people were SO nice and I got the best tip of my life. I nearly had a heart attack when I pulled the bill for the table though - $1400-ish dollars for a group of SEVEN! I kid you not. They all had the chef's tasting menu ($95 a head) and ordered a bottle of Chateau Palmer (which was a $375 bottle!!!) and Dom Perignon ($300 champagne for dessert) I nearly died.
Anyway, I didn't work today. Monday/Tuesday is actually my "weekend" now, which is funny. Weird how when you work in the hospitality industry Saturday and Sunday is meaningless. There is no more traditional "weekend" any more. Oh well, I still love it! :)