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  1. damack

    not sure what to do

     ok so im a cook at a hotel... in the past month or so i have seen one of the wait stuff flirting with the other cook,no harm in that... but today he walks by me and says stay out of the walk in.. and i look over the they are both going in there. im not sure what to do. if i tell the chef he...
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    knife sites

    hi guys i live in a tourists trap and i will pay rich house wife prices for any knifes i get out here any good sight that you can point me too. im looking for globals but will look at any sight because there are a few knifes i want to get
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    opps in the kitchen at home

    so im at work a few weeks ago, and i keep getting calls from my wife and i keep ignoring them because she knows i dont answer calls at work, so after a while i pick it up and she left a pot on the stove at home that the water boiled out and dried up and, then it melted the aluminum in-between...
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    got laid off

    hey guys i was hired into a fine dinning restraint about 6 months ago and we went from 120 a night to 30-to as low as 10 a night. so i was the last hired so i was laid off. it sucks. i have been looking at a lots of places and its really hard to find a job in the economy. any ideas any help...
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    All done with school

    well im all done i finished school today i have a 5 week inturnship to go but my chef said he would let me do it there. im so ready to get out and start working and be done with school Alex
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    where do you work

    i know we have a lot of people here i just wanted to see what kind of kitchens that we are working in and where we are all from.. also if there is a web-sight for you work please post it ill start it off buy saying im just finishing school(3 more weeks left) im working weekends in Napa Valley...
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    i got a job

    so i have been working in pizza kitchens and bar kitchens for the last 7 years , so i started school about a year ago and going to be done in 8 more weeks, so i thought i would start looking at into new jobs, so recently my fenice and i have been looking at moving to Napa and she just got and...
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    Ice cream

    hi guys i just got a ice cream maker for my house, i had a good recipe for a ice cream base but i cant find it, if any one has one that would be helpfull, today i did 1pt cream 1pt milk 7 yolks 5 oz sugar it wasn't sweat enough, so i know i need more sugar.
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    moving to Napa need an intern sight

    ok i will be moving to napa mid August, i need to do a 5 week internship to finish school. i will be talking to my school and seeing if they have any connections in that area. but what im hopping is to get a job weekend job that i can drive up and start working as soon as i can. i would start...
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    ok i bought a case about 60lbs for a party this last weekend and i still have about 15lbs left, any ideas for use of tri-tip other then grilling it and putting it in sandwiches, i was thinking maybe a pulled beef(like a pulled pork) let me know if you guys have any suggestions
  11. damack

    bought a new knife

    well i have been saving my tips up to get a better chefs knife. so today i bought a 11" global chefs knife and i love it. Global 11 inch Chef's Knife GL-G-17 on Sale with Free Shipping from MetroKitchen my other chefs knife is a 10" Mercer Mercer Cutlery Genesis 10-Inch Carving...
  12. damack

    i met Cat Cora today

    well my school brought in cat cora to do a cooking demo and give a talk, i thought that it was very interesting and. she talked about setting goals and and just going out and doing it instead of talking about doing it.
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    your own personal garden

    hey guys wondering what you have in your own personal garden what i have is 6 basil plants thyme oregano sage rosemary dill tye basil is going in his week veggies red and swiss chard garlic a variety of lettuce blackberries tomatoes broccoli ( today i made a cream of broccoli soup) onion and i...
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    cost for wedding cake

    ok i got the cater taken care of but the cost for a wedding cake that i have heard just seems like a lot for me... im expecting 200 people and i have heard from 800-1000+. are these prices a lot or are these just what im going to have to pay. i like in the sacramento CA area if that makes a...
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    looking for a caterer in the sacramento area

    im looking for a caterer in the sacramento area, so far most of the places i have been to i have not been impressed with the food. if any one works in that area and can cook for a party as big as 200 please contact me i would love to talk to you Alex
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    hi guys im engaged now an hoping to get some nice pots and pans and put them on my registry, what do u suggest? i have a french saute 11" pan that is al clad that i like a lot but thats the only nice pan i have.
  17. damack

    indian casinos?

    just wondering if any one here works for any of them? im looking at one right now that will start me at a good wage and has 5 different restruants in it. just wondering if any one has any experance with them here
  18. damack

    baking and pastry practical final today

    well i did my baking and pastry practical final today. today i had to make a bitter sweat chocolate drop cake with crème angles, raspberry sauce, and then i also made 2 different kinds of egg bread, one was with basil and thyme and one was with rosemary and gerrer cheese. i got it all done so...
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    friend got Botchlaism from a weding cater

    im just posting this as a heads up, i have a friend that went to a wedding last weekend and went to the hospital a few days later, at first they didn’t think there was anything wrong but now she has Botchlaism she will be in ICU for 3 month and in the hospital and this is how they found out she...
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    starting culanary school

    starting monday im going to a tech school not to far away for 15month and i went and vissited the campus at least 4 times befor signing on i wanted to make sure that it was the right place for me, they have very small classes which i like and also they have some one the top chefs from the local...
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