Hi, I've been working as a kitchen manager and dinner cook for a sorority for the last month. It's been pretty exhausting, since I'm new to it. My boss is very controlling, but I knew that going into the job. I want the job for the experience, not so much the money. I write all the menus for lunch and dinners. I cook dinners five days a week in addition to ordering the food and putting away the inventory. I spend a lot of my time at home writing the menus, so I have the time at work to start prep work. I make just about everything from scratch and very rarely open a can. We use some canned products such as beans for humus and salad bar items. Half the salad bar is fresh veggies. I'm getting the hang of what the girls like and what they don't. My boss goes over my menus every week and picks what she wants on them and doesn't. I've had to work the last two weekends because we are short a cook still. I'm wondering if I've gotten in way over my head and if I can keep this volume of work up. I enjoy the feed back from the girls, but I feel like I'm not doing enough to please my boss. I forget to order an item here or there, but for the most part I do pretty well. I'm wondering if anyone can give me some words of encouragement. I'm also a Certified Dietary Manager. Just took my exam last weekend. I want to get a handle on managing the kitchen and my boss is trying to make sure I do like she would. I can't read her mind though and I'm getting frustrated. She constantly compares me to cooks she has had before in other sororities, but she knows I'm knew to it. I'm hoping it will get easier and I she will have faith in me.