Tales from the Shift: Part 3

Tales from the Shift: Part 3

By: Chad MintonVol. 3  It was the first time in a little under a year we didn't have any banquet business at the luxury hotel. Typically, when we had a slower week in banquets the more senior cooks and the Sous Chefs would take extra time-off and the guys at the bottom, like myself, would get a little more responsibility and a chance to shine. T...
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Tales From the Shift: Part 2

Tales From the Shift: Part 2

by: Chad Minton   We started the plate-up on time in the main kitchen. Like every banquet service, the Chief Steward had the hot boxes loaded-up with plates & lids. The Banquet Captain was in the kitchen and communicating with his team via walkie-talkie. The lead cook fired all the proteins, individual Beef Wellingtons, each enhanced with a ...
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Tales from the Shift

Tales from the Shift

An on-going series By: Chad Minton    The fucking machine wouldn't stop. It was printing tickets faster than the lead could pull them. The checks were rolling over and there was nothing the expo guy could do either. All I could hear was the Chef screaming for this table or that table, how long on this piece of meat, how long on that piece of m...
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