Can't find meaning of "away" anywhere!

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  1. pilotsh

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    Hello everyone,

    I am new to this website but have had a passion for cooking at home forever! I was watching the Australia version of Hell's Kitchen that features MPW, and he keeps yelling "away". Eg, "2 beef, one lamb away" . I have not been able to find an explanation of this anywhere (google searchs results are useless for this).

    Could somebody tell me what this means in a kitchen environment?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. brianshaw

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    Are you sure he isn't saying "All day"? That means "total".
     
  3. cronker

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    "Away" or "Call Away" means the same thing as "Fire!"
    It's usually used when the wait staff have indicated that a table has finished their course and the table has been cleared and is ready for the next course.
     
  4. meezenplaz

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    In my experience, if the phrase is used coming off the cookline, the cooked dish is ready to head for the passfor expediting. If coming from the pass, the main dish is done and ready for server pickup.
     
  5. pilotsh

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    Thanks for the replies. Cronker, that makes sense. Since I posted I have watched another episdoe where he calls for three (fish) "Dory away", and she explains they were seasoned and then put them in the steam oven.
    So away must mean the table is ready for the (next) dish/course, so the head chef is saying cook/finish it now.
    Cheers!
     
  6. pilotsh

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    Thanks for the replies. Cronker, that makes sense. Since I posted I have watched another episdoe where he calls for three (fish) "Dory away", and she (a contestant) explains they were seasoned and ready but when he called away she put them in the steam oven.
    So away must mean the table is ready for the dish, cook/finish it now. (eg, take a steak out of sous vide and sear it for plating)

    Cheers!