One of those moments that makes you feel like a chef...

Discussion in 'Professional Pastry Chefs' started by jellly, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. jellly


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    I haven't had the title of chef for very long, still less than a year.  Much of the time since my promotion, I was short-staffed and consumed by all of the work.

    So there are still moments when something little happens to surprise me into the realization that I did it.  After all of the hard work, I finally got my name on my jacket.  Just today I was doing random searches online to look at plating trends when - surprise! - there was a photo of one of my desserts.  As corny as it sounds, that gave me a little thrill.

    I am wondering what experiences my fellow chefs have had.  Has anything happened recently to give you that little thrill of being a chef?  Something that knocks you momentarily from your daily routine?  Or do you remember one of the first times you really felt like a chef?

    And please don't go all cynical - this is meant to be a happy post.
  2. prettycake

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    I am not a Pastry Chef,  but I enjoy the things I can do.  I do not plan on doing what I can do as a business.  I realize they are a lot of work.  For those Pastry Chefs who can create beautiful stuff,  I have my admiration on all of you..
  3. blueicus


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    When I work with a cook over a period of time and I see him/her grow culinarily from an ugly duckling to a force to be reckoned with (and I along with them), that's when I feel like a chef.