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    Price sheets?

    Do you any of you have any price sheets you can email to me? I got a catering job, and as part of the interview, the owner wanted me to cost out a couple ideas he had. They don't have to be accurate or that new, but just something that's in the ballpark. (Produce, meats, dry goods etc.). I'll be...
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    Tough decision

    Ok, so I'm sure some or all of you have been in this situation before: I currently work at a nationally known restaurant owned by a very well known celebrity chef. I am constantly learning and work with the best market produce I could wish for. My quandry is this; I have a friend that recently...
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    So I don't know for sure until I get the test results back, but I have one of three things: a)Mononucleosis b)Strept throat c)Some bacterial infection Aside from how I it safe, contamination-wise, for me to go back to work? I can't afford to miss 4 days of work until my next doctor...
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    From Hotel to Country Club there's been some ongoing problems that I'm not sure I want to deal with at the hotel I work at and have been looking around. There's going to be a country club opening up that's looking for cooks and a sous chef. While I'd like to be the sous chef obviously...I don't feel I'm ready and...
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    Tell me what you think about this.

    I've had offers by several people that would LOVE me to prepare meals a week or so in advance so they can keep them in their freezers and eat as required. I don't really want to do this because of the quality and flavor loss, but it seems like I would have a lot of business doing it. What do you...
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    Any ideas for valentines day?

    I was going to cook for her parents but they aren't able now I need some ideas. Going out to eat especially on the busiest night of the year has no appeal...and I live in Southern California so I could do something at the beach...but it rained today so who knows what the weather...
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    Got any menu ideas?

    So my girlfriend and I are going to be cooking for her parents, brother and sister and their significant others on valentines day (who would have thought I'd get that night off?). Where I work we do a lot of traditional stuff (ie bordelaise, S&P only on meat, beurre blancs etc), so I want to do...
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    Calling in sick.

    Ok, so I guess I've got the flu or a cold or something. I've never called in sick in my culinary career yet (all year and a half of it), but I know that as soon as I get there I'll probably just throw up and leave anyway. I work banquets and there's only a couple tastings and a couple parties of...
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    Dealing with people

    Ok, so there are obvious ways to deal with this and it isn't even really an issue at all, but I was curious what everyone else does...if anything. I've got this lady in the pantry that just isn't doing too well in my book. I work great with everyone but she seems to always be in my way and not...
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    Knife reccomendations

    Hello, I wasn't quite sure where to put this, but I'm currently in a culinary program and was wondering what was an inexpensive set of knives geared toward beginners/students. I'm looking to spend around 50-200ish? and have seen all the major brands wusthoff, henckle, shun etc, and can't afford...
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    New guy here from Southern California, I'm 21 and currently in a culinary program at my community college, then going to be going to real school once I get some more money.
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