Does Age Matter?

I stumbled into a conversation at work recently between my chef and the pastry chef. They were speculating on how old Leon, one of our dishwashers is. The other dishwashers are basically kids – around 20 and 22 years old. But Leon’s clearly got some mileage on him and the years have not been kind.Continue reading “Does Age Matter?”

From Culinary Extern to the Line Cook

I start my first job as a line cook tomorrow.  After completing my culinary school training, and a voluntary externship with a well-established restaurant group on the Upper West Side, I’ve accepted a position at a small fine dining restaurant in Brooklyn.  I’m not new to restaurant work, having waited tables during and after college,Continue reading “From Culinary Extern to the Line Cook”