- Joined Jun 21, 2016
I have worked a restaurant for five days. I have no formal experience, but I have done a lot of cooking and baking on my own. However, I was kind of put on the pastry line without really knowing how to plate the desserts, but I remembered from watching one of the chefs. But because I was new, I was slow and felt like I was fumbling around. The first three days they just had me baking things and not plating out dishes. But since I wasn't familiar with where things were I really struggled. I got yelled at for dumb things. I have been told to do different things from various people that have been training me these past five days. I am not a stupid person, but I got really overwhelmed and behind on the line on my fourth day and was told that it was unacceptable because I was so behind that I didn't get to an easy quick milkshake. I agree it was unacceptable, but I got behind because I made prior mistakes because nobody told me about small things such as kid sizes, to-go boxes, where to get different glasses, plates, etc. Everything is spread out all over the place, and I feel like I'm running around like a chicken. On the fifth day, I got yelled at for doing things that different more experienced chefs told me to do. I feel more comfortable with the desserts, but am really struggling with juggling multiple tickets at once. Like I said, I have no prior experience with plating and juggling multiple things at once, and when I asked for help because I didn't want to get behind people snapped at me or said I could do it. Any advice? I understand that people are under a lot of pressure, but being yelled at for me just makes me more stressed and nervous. I feel that whatever I do, it's always something wrong.