On the line yesterday, one of the most stupid/funniest things i've ever heard.

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by chefincollege, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. chefincollege

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    So I was on the line yesterday, me and another cook were talking during a slow period. He says to me, man your not going to believe what a bartender said to me one time.  He ordered a grilled chicken breast for himself, brought it back, and said its not cooked.  Look the insides cooked perfectly but the outsides still raw.  We both had a pretty good laugh about that one.  Anyone else got a good one?
     
  2. cookers

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    Why do you have a smirk on your face? You look like a grinning possum eating s*** under the moon light, like you're happy about something. 
     
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  3. chefie

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    Gee, hate to spoil your laugh, but what that person described is very possible.  Microwaves cook from the inside out.
     
  4. michaelga

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     The bartender asked for a grilled chicken breast - no microwave involved.

    Also Microwaves do not cook food from the inside out.

    Microwaves use a specific frequency of electromagnetic radiation to heat water molecules. l  Due to the specific frequency used the microwave oven develops a pattern of heating (hot and cold spots).  These spots are mitigated by the shape of the walls in the oven and also with the use of a turn-table to rotate the food and lesson the patterning.  While it is possible that in a poorly designed appliance without a turn-table a portion of food might cook faster in one spot than another it has nothing to do with the microwave cooking from the inside out.

    - it was probably a smoke ring that sometimes looks a little pink (ie. uncooked.)

    /end derail

    Had a customer ask one of the servers to sub a side of pasta for the rice in her gluten free entree.  /img/vbsmilies/smilies/eek.gif
     
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  5. shichangchu

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    I dropped off a plate of food to some new residents and the following exchange happened.

    "The food looks delicious"

    "Thank you. Enjoy your dinner."

    "Are you a chef?"

    "Yes, yes I am"

    "Are you Chinese? I love Chinese food."

    "I'm actually half on my father's side"

    "You have that kind of look about you and I think that is beautiful, just beautiful."

    "Um... Thank you..."

    I awkwardly start to back away and he says "I really mean that."

    I get back into the kitchen where two waitresses heard the exchange and they are doubled over laughing. 
     
  6. 808jono202

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    Once got into a rather um, "interesting" debate with a health inspector trying to write me up for not having my capers refrigerated(still in the case, on the shelf). 

    I "Had to keep my capers in the walk in, because capers are sea food, and what was I thinking"?

    I very calmly tried to explain her confusion to herself, told her that she must be thinking of KIPPERS, to which she threw quite the attitude, saying I was insinuating she didn't know what her job was.

    At that point I said I was not insinuating anything, I told her that she was straight up wrong, that capers were NOT seafood. Period. 

    I even took the time to google "Capers", and "Kippers" for her. This did not please her. . . at all. 

    She then wrote me up for having a spatula that had a slightly heat warped/not really melted just got soft and mangled, for "faulty equipment", and not safe to use around food. . . 
     
  7. cheflayne

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    I never had any luck with my attempts to enlighten and educate health inspectors. They always resisted my efforts despite my noble intentions. Coincidentally my write ups got less in length. breadth, and number when I remembered that a mentor told me that there are only three things you should say to a health inspector and that is

    yes sir, no sir, and yes sir. Do I want to be right or happy?/img/vbsmilies/smilies/chef.gif
     
  8. 808jono202

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    While I agree, 110%, I also didn't want to be written up for something BS. You can go on-line and look at any restaurant health reports in VA, some just look at total violations and get turned away. I'd prefer not to have nonsense on a report, and a pissy inspector. They'll get over it, eventually, lol.
     
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