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  1. headless chicken

    Seeking professional advice

    Yes I know, its been a while and I'm still alive. It is probably my own fault though, I left the company and this industry 3 years ago to work with family in a professional area that I have little to no background in only to return to my old job after they sought me out 2 months later.  I...
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    Long Time No Post...lots of catching up to do

    Boy have I missed this place. Been quite busy since my last visit/post here.  I had quit my job at Compass Group Canada only to return to them 3 months later...man was that an idiot move.  Ended up getting married, did a small reception before the end of the year, got to meet about half of my...
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    Now fast is too fast?

    So things have come along well enough.  Light recap; I quit my kitchen job after being shafted for almost 7 years to work with my uncles as I will be going through a major life style change during the next few years.  One such change is martial status, I was introduced to someone who lives out...
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    Funny how this becomes almost an annual thing.

    At a crossroads again but things have changed...quite a bit this time. Professional long story made short; another new director, another new chef.  But the similarities from my past dilemma end there; my unit got a total face lift introducing new concepts.  I've also taken up a management...
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    In Uncharted Waters...relationships

    Since getting into the hospitality workforce, I accepted the fact that serious relationships don't often work.  Most of my fellow cooks and chefs within my circle are either single or divorced with only 1 or 2 still married but under a very unique circumstance (guys wife is 15 years younger then...
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    Looking for some legal advice

    As I stated in an earlier thread, I was recently in a motor vehicle accident.  http://www.cheftalk.com/forum/thread/62853/um-ouch Rather then retyping the whole story, there is the link.  Now its almost been 2 weeks since it happened, the guy's insurance company hasn't contacted me and the...
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    um...ouch!

    So my bosses have been worried lately that I've been pulling too much overtime (around an extra 5-8hours in OT pay per week).  Well I'll be cutting back by a lot after this... um yeah, that big gap isn't suppose to be there and my rear storage is gone.  For those who don't know what Toronto...
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    My New Powered Ride

    I had put money down on an EBike a couple months ago from a local Daymak dealer.  Guy sold me on an Austin for the dual battery and anything else I would have wanted would have taken longer to get as they all come from China; I was considering 1 other bike but decided against it.  So I checked...
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    Need a survival kit; opinions?

    I've been contemplating around building a "stay put" survival kit for home.  We got hit by a big power outage a couple months back when a transformer blew and we were without power for a few good hours.  It brought back the memories and concerns of the big blackout that hit the whole easter...
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    The Proverbial Crossroad

    After much debating on my last thread here, I took people's advice on leaving my workplace.  I ran into an old manager who use to work at my unit who climbed up the corporate ladder and found me another position within the company at a different unit, she all too well understood the problems of...
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    Returning to Vegas

    Its been 2 years since I last went, I remembered seeing a lot of construction while I was there last so I am wondering how much as Vegas changed.  I hear there is a new hotel on the strip? I won't be going till late August, I will be staying at the Venetian so I'm thinking I can finally get to...
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    The love is gone...I think

    I absolutely have no idea or maybe its just me. (RANT WARNING, skip the next 2 paragraphs for my question) . I've been working with Chartwells/Compass Group for almost 5 years now. I've gone from working the grill to learning the aspects of all our food serving stations, kitchen supervisor, and...
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    Around San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Will be there in a week for 1 day and will be back for 1 more day after the cruise.  Would like to hear some suggestions from anyone.  Last time I was there, we walked into a few places that wasn't all that good so would like to hear some solid opinions.  We'll be staying at the Hilton...
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    Cruising the Caribbean

    The family and I will be doing our annual cruise again this year, most of us are going this time around. We'll be sailing with Celebrity, our first time with them. Out of San Juan we hit the following; St. Croix, U.S.V.I., Basseterre, St. Kitts, Roseau, Dominica, Castries, St. Lucia...
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    2010 Vancouver Olympics...discuss

    Since the opening ceremony as many here can imagine and others have experienced for those lucky enough to be living in Vancouver, Canada has gone Olympic crazed. I saw bars packed for the men's moguls on Valentines day ignoring their dates and their drinks. Opening Ceremonies I have to say I...
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    Customer Service, where to draw the line

    Customer is always right right? We are drilled by those above us to go the extra step but where exactly do you draw the line and who dictates the limits? I'm a bit of a fork in the road here. In the past, I've made is pretty public about how I hate where I work and yes, I'm still there if...
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    Good online source for Haitian recipes

    I'm sure pretty much all of us know about the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that has killed thousands and left just as many homeless in desperate need of all essentials of survival. I wanna put forward a proposal at work to put introduce Haitian dishes for our Caribbean specialty day. I've found...
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    Calling on any Martial Artists...need opinion

    I took karate for a good 12 years before having to give it up to make time for college then a full time job. My last class was probably just over 6 years ago. Got a frantic call yesterday from my uncles out in Scarbrough/Markham area saying that my 11 year old cousin Meagan went missing. Turned...
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    Need Resume Tips

    OK, I've seriously had enough. I'm currently running a 2 man station alone plus inventory and covering the station next to mine when theres no one else to operate all without help while being given a lot of H E double hockey sticks by customers and employer alike. I need to refresh my resume...
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    Looking for Mexican

    My mother was never really had a palette for anything in that region but after our family cruise, I introduced her to some really nice tacos with fresh corn tortillas, some fajitas, and this great mole. I'm sure I'll be asked to replicate some now that we're back since Mexican food isn't very...
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