what is an on site chef test called?

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  1. castorhound

    castorhound

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    What is the name of the hands on cooking test (multiple stages) that chefs are given during their hiring process.
     
  2. foodpump

    foodpump

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    Trial by fire.
     
  3. kingfarvito

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    Drive or kill your whole family
     
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  4. chefchester

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    mystery basket, or just let the line chef work a saturday service
     
  5. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    Stage.
     
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    I would call it a tryout or audition.

    I think stage is not the right term because a stage is someone who works for free for a period of time (one day to several months) in exchange for a learning opportunity. 

    Sometimes "stage" is used to mean a trail or a tryout for a cook's job, though this is (IMO) not a correct term for that. 
     
  7. parallax

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    The Slim Pickens scenario.
     
  8. panini

    panini

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    @Someday

    Agreed. The word we always used for for someone who is being tested for employment is to Trail. Usually during one service. Completely

    different then a stage.