The tough line cook

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by chipsahoy, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. chipsahoy

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    The question at hand is what makes a tough line cook, and what is considered as tough? 
     
  2. bill paulk

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    Personally I would say a tough cook is a cook that can literally handle the heat.  At the same time be knowledgeable in his or her work/ station. A strong/ tough cook doesn't allow the sound of a printer to discourage them. A tough cook can't multi task sometimes assisting in another station. A tough cook knows that you never compromise quality for the sake of putting the plate out to stop hearing a screaming expo. A tough cook does what he loves.
     
  3. chipsahoy

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    After a line cook has all that down, then what?
     
  4. chefedb

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    A Perfectionist  is a tough line cook
     
  5. sparkie

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    Sunday night, after a long week in the weeds, you get a slow night. After getting a bunch of extra cleaning done, you're still ready to hit the clock once the door once the front door is locked. At five to, a deuce walks in...

    A tough cook makes the app, salad, well done fillet, and dessert; all without batting an eye.
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2012
  6. r6zack

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    Not sure it could be said any better than that sir.
     
  7. sachef665

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    A tough cook gets the job done hands down;handles all areas of the kitchen and can pick up the slack for a chef when needed.
     
     
  8. rekonball

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    I agree but aproachable and No oven mitts needed.
     
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