This is my 1st time posting anything, ive red afew articles and love to see all the knowleadge that comes out of this site, also love how being a chef i can relate with so much that gets talked about here its great. I have a question for the more expericed chefs out there. In anyones time as a sou chef have you ever been in the situation where you are doing the head chefs job so much so that he is not doing his? I understand that a sou chef should be able to do a head chefs job, but what im getting at is, as a sou chef have you ever written a menu and ran with it with almost no help from the head chef? To the point of writing the menu and costing it then running it. As a head chef not having any involment or knowleadge of "HIS' kitchens menu would this be normal? If you're head chef wouldnt you want to be fully taking control and know everything about your kitchens menu? Is he a fake? your feed back would be much appecitated, thank you.