walked out of a kitchen because of bullying

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by chrisbristol, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. chrisbristol

    chrisbristol

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    I currently work for a catering recruitment agency. Today I walked out of a kitchen due to bullying. I could handle it if it was just chefs being  abrupt during service but this was all buffet service and it was happening when there was no pressure on. Basically they were trying to humiliate me in front of people, they were picking out every single mistake I made. This wasn't normal banter it was deliberate bullying and I just cracked. I have a meeting with my agency tomorrow to write  a statement about it. They seem to be on my side which is good.

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  2. youngchefkarl

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    You need to grow a pair if you want to make it in this industry. You have a meeting with an agency......really? Were you making mistakes? Do you think that guys that worked for people like Marco Pierre White walked out because of "bullying"? Obviously the cuisine isn't the same, but the concept is. If you really feel that it wasn't justified and he was mouthing you off for no reason you should have came back at him in some way professionally (in his office, etc) and if you would have gotten fired, then there's better people to work for. There are many chef's that are jerks for no reason. It's hard to say because I wasn't there. But I do know that you need to develop a thicker skin and you cannot walk out of a kitchen just because you cracked. Justified or not, that will hurt you in the long run. Good Luck. 
     
  3. chefbutters

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    You should probably work at a bank. To be completely honest.