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 Post subject: Re: >> You know you're a Chef when... <<
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:13 am 

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Your significant other can't enjoy a nice dinner out because all you do is pick it apart - so true


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 Post subject: Re: >> You know you're a Chef when... <<
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:35 pm 

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Lol.... I totally do the supermarket one! Hahaha...


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 Post subject: Re: >> You know you're a Chef when... <<
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 6:16 am 

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Melampus wrote:You know your a Chef when...

- You know that ratatouille is not a type of rat found in France.
- A seemingly small burn is considered 3rd degree to anyone else.
- You’re highly addicted to something... beer, coffee, cigarettes, etc.
- The first thing you do when you get to work is drink at least a pint of industrial strength espresso, & then a few more before lunch service.
- You find yourself accidentally shouting 'behind' or 'back' while dodging your way through the supermarket.
- You had to explain to your friends that even though your restaurant closes at 1 am, you would still be working until 2am.
- You eat nothing but take-away food on your days off.
- You think an 10 or 12-hour shift is a quiet day.
- Have ever been asked if you make yourself really good meals at home, and reply by saying "when I'm at home I eat frozen pizza and chunky soup because I cook for 12 hours a day at work"
- You point at things with your tongs instead of your finger.
- People don't seem to recognize you without your chef jacket on.
- You have a sausage at a bbq and find some creative way of applying the tomato sauce.
- You have nothing to do on your day off because all of the friends that you have also seem to work in the hospitality industry...and they're the ones who fill in for you when you're not there.
- You work so many days in a row that when you finally get a day off you somehow manage to spend thousands of dollars.
- You constantly smell of the food that you cook but never notice.
- Your car and house also starts to smell like the food that you cook.
- You despise people that tell you how to cook a recipe because they have seen it on tv when you have spent the last fifteen years mastering such a dish.
- You find yourself criticizing and correcting out loud all those cooking shows.
- The first thought at the end of service is beer.
- You can pull any dish out of your ass halfway through service when that one customer wants to be difficult.
- You cut yourself really bad and just strap it up with paper towel and tape with the attitude 'it'll be right mate'
- Your forearms are completely covered in stripes from the oven.
- You used to be a nice person but now you're a complete asshole.
- The most disgusting and offensive topics are found humorous and are a part of daily discussions.
- You can't say a full sentence without using several vulgar profound offensive words.
- No one of your relatives or friends will ask you to cook, as they know full well you will use every pot, pan and kitchen appliance they have and leave it for them to clean up.
- You can actually fine dice an onion without even looking at it.
- You eat and drink out of anything and rarely use cutlery.
- Your term for busy is 'I'm in the shit'
- You spend $200 on a knife for work but you would struggle to even find a sharp steak knife at home.
- You can finish a cigarette in 3 drags.
- You refer to Christmas, Easter and even your birthday as just another day on the line.
- It’s not burnt...its caramelized.
- You can somehow scoff down a whole meal in three bites and in 30 seconds where everyone else takes half an hour.
- Your first reaction to someone else hurting him self or her self is a large burst of laughter.
- You can comfortably pick up smoking hot objects and not feel a thing.
- Boiling water doesn't seem that hot anymore.
- You start to label & date your food at home.
- You can open a bottle of beer with tongs, spoon or even a lighter.
- "2 minutes" is the international saying for "I have no clue how long it will take" 2 minutes can mean anything from 1 minute to half an hour.
- You can still hear the docket printer go off even though you're not at work.
- You have sent someone for a... banana peeler, long wait, soufflé pump, squeegee sharpener, bag of steam, bacon stretcher, left handed spatula, prawn curler
- You have asked someone to... rotate the ice, put on a water reduction, chop the flour,
- You read every single one of these, and know they are all true...


I should have stopped in sooner, too funny man, too funny.


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 Post subject: Re: >> You know you're a Chef when... <<
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 4:39 pm 
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You chefs are definitely a rare breed! :mrgreen:



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 Post subject: Re: >> You know you're a Chef when... <<
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:10 am 

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Ah, saying "behind" and "corner" in public. My sisters gaped at me when I did that...apparently they thought that only happened on "Top Chef."


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 Post subject: Re: >> You know you're a Chef when... <<
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:17 pm 

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I really lost it at "boiling water doesn't seem that hot anymore", and yeah, 2 minutes is just a quick way of saying "I acknowledge that you are waiting on something" 2 minutes is really about 119 seconds too long before if you are not out of my face, I will splash hot oil on you.


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 Post subject: Re: >> You know you're a Chef when... <<
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:11 am 
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 Post subject: Re: >> You know you're a Chef when... <<
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:47 am 

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how long on that bone marrow? "umm two minutes chef." haha i said that tonight. An old head in the kitchen explained to me 1 minute sounds two short and they will stand and wait if you say that and if you say 3 minute they will bitch because it is too long. haha.



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 Post subject: Re: >> You know you're a Chef when... <<
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:11 pm 

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-your wife is perfect because she loves casual ethnic joints and doesn't understand picky eaters
-you avoid conversations in the grocery store because you don't want to discuss what is in your basket or how to cook it
-you can hang out all night with another chef, have drinks and discuss recipes, while never getting bored


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 Post subject: Re: >> You know you're a Chef when... <<
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:41 pm 

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I catch myself doing alot of these


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