Articles from asunshine

  1. Back Vs Front A House Divided

    One of the realities of heading a kitchen is that you have decided to be the leader, the manager, the team captain..as well as produce a unique menu to present to the public. So, not only do you face the pressure that comes from public exposure, you have the added responsibility of keeping the team that produces and delivers your product working together in harmony. You are visible in both the front and the back of the house. Even if you never actually appear at the table, your food is there...
  2. Chefs And Waiters

    You have decided to cook for a living. Maybe you were brought up in a restaurant or you discovered cooking was a hidden talent that you could nurture and perhaps even make money doing something that you enjoy. But in order to share your art with the world at large, it has to pass through my hands. Little of what you produce will ever touch a person's tongue if I'm not there to serve.
    I'm a waiter. I have been working at a "fine dining" level of service for 10 years and before that I worked...
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