- Joined Oct 30, 2015
I am looking for a good professional industrial grade hand care product to purchase for my dishwashers. My guys, just like dishwashers in all other restaurants, work as an indispensable part of supporting the flow and function of the house. I consider them and their respective roles as the backbone of our restaurant, without them I wouldn't have sauté pans readily available to cook a la minute for 200 guests over 6 hours. Without them I wouldn't have clean plates restocked throughout service, or sixth pans and cambros for product storage, or someone keeping track of how my Hobart sausage grinding attachments are handled and located. My guys clean the guests restrooms, they hose down the awning, they snake and unclog the drains and grease trap, they water the plants, they break down the boxes and handle the recycling. And they wash dishes. For hours on end they are plunging into hot water infused with chemicals and grease, and scrubbing their hands raw. I have worked as a dishwasher, albeit a short stint early in my career, and I am always willing to jump in and help out in the dish pit when needed, so I have a lot of respect for them. I am also very fortunate to have a few dish guys who are reliable and have been with the restaurant for several years. They have definitely earned my respect, and I am always looking for ways to show my appreciation. I want to get them a hand care product for Christmas, and was curious if any other chefs could suggest something. I always tell my line cooks that your most important tool in the kitchen is your hands, and the same goes for dishwashers.