Working in kitchens, like with any profession, it can be easy to settle into a routine of mediocrity. To succeed and achieve great things you need to push yourself further and continue learning. By making an effort to get better, especially when you don't feel like it, you'll be able to make great advances in your career and get to where you truly want to be. There are many different ways you can do this. Here are some to get you started.Read More
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Working in the kitchen is hard. You're on your feet all day, maybe all night too, running around the place with very little down time. For many it's the passion that drives them, but over time that can wear out. The motivation becomes drained. The cook forgets why he's going through hell every day for only small sums of money. Why is he still working his ass off, still dealing with all the bullshit? Why has he settled with being yelled at constantly? Why does the heat seem almost intolerable now? Maybe it's time to get out the kitchen.
When these feelings strike, it's time to take a step back. Breathe. Think of the customers and what they get to experience because of your hard work. Look at the good things you're doing. Sure, it may be rough for you right now, but weather the storm. Clear skies are ahead. Put on a brave face and focus on the good.Read More
You look at restaurants like Noma and Alinea and think, “ I could be doing that… Why am I not doing that? Why am I just working in this tiny, small potatoes restaurant. I could be doing so much more.”