An odd cut

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by chefray, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. chefray

    chefray

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     Okay.  I've cut, burned, and nearly deep fried myself several times in my career, it's just part of the job, but yesterday I was helping a friend out with a catering because her prep guy skipped out on her and she needed someone who could break down shellfish by the case without needing a babysitter.

    Anyway, I call to the dishwasher for an oyster knife(the handle came off of mine) and he's nowhere to be found.  Later I found out he was having a smoke, no big deal, the man needs a break from time to time.  I look in the sink and there's an oyster knife.  I reach in to wash it so I can get on with things and found out, the hard way, that someone on my friend's staff doesn't know rule number one of a dish washing station, never put anything sharp under soapy water.

    I am now the proud owner of a mandoline gash in the middle of my fingernail.  Never had anything cut me there.  Just thought I'd share.  Moral of the story, never violate rule number one of the dish table.

    The catering went on without a hitch, in case you were wondering.
     
  2. kristopher

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    Take a picture. Right now all I can visualize is your fingernail julienned but still attached.
     
  3. greg

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    I've had something like that, wouldn't stop bleeding all during service. Come to think of it, I was working in Charlotte when I did it. Maybe it's a local tradition.
     
  4. chefray

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    Nobody wants to see that.  I promise.  You're close but it's more of a chiffonade.



    It may well be an emerging tradition.  I hope it doesn't stick.  

    I got it to stop bleeding with paper towels and a roll of sport's tape that I keep in my roll for just such an occasion.  Tape it tight enough that you loose all feeling and check on it in about 20 minutes.
     
  5. coulis-o

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    ouch, mandolin cuts are nasty ... i guess you won't be playing the mandolin for a while /img/vbsmilies/smilies/crazy.gif
     
  6. chefray

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    But how will I ever cut my own potato chips?/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eek.gif
     
  7. Guest

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    ooO yo  hahah

    hi it's my 1st time here and thats 1st topic i read ...mmm good start ...   :)   you know wat ..
    i am having this problem almost every day there are a number o fdishwashers make me feel like I am in one of thrillers and mysteries games, and do not know what will happen next  and i keep talking about da right and wrong...  but this is da kitchen yo  ... enjoy    :)