Well I completely failed the interview. I was asked specific questions about food holding temperatures and completely forgot the magic numbers of my serve safe card. I know this is important...He also asked how I would store chicken, beef and pork in the walk in box...I simply replied on a tray on the bottom away from potential contamination sources.
He then said "Is that all you would do." I said "Yes, I'd keep it away from mixed greens and other prepared foods." Apparently not good enough. I guess common sense is not a good enough answer. He prefers the standardized test approach. I get it food safety is important but if he thinks i'm dumb enough to toss bloody goods around in the walk in box he can shove it.
One question was pertaining to a banquet at which temperature should the food be held for how long... To which I replied "I'm sorry I honestly forgot the arbitrary number."
He replied the proper temperature number and two hours maximum. I thought to myself...if prepared food is going to sit two hours it must be crap...but not necessarily so...but how many times do throw a banquet and tell the client "hey two hours is up this food is contaminated and has to go." I presume if the food is exceptional there won't be a two hour window to give the gift of food poisoning.
That pretty much was the nail in the coffin. Ladies and gets it's as if they want a Chef Cuisine to serve Chili Cheese Nachos and Pork sliders...yuck...
The nerve of people to claim to give a damn about craft beer. So consequently I went down the road to another brewery to have a pint to celebrate my failure. I got talking with two guys who own food trucks. One guy does specialty chicken dishes the other does burgers. His burger cost 8$ and comes with a side salad. It looks like a work of art compared to the 16$ burger at the place I applied for.
So before I left he gave me his card and offered to pay cash for helping out on a random basis...when it rains it pours. He also said "if you want to play around in the truck with food I'll pay cash."
There you have it folks...never underestimate the social networking power of beer