working with a child

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by rexxar, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. rexxar

    rexxar

    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    10
    Exp:
    Line Cook
    in need of advice

    I have a new partner on my station, nice guy and all that

    He technically has senority over me but has been out of the kitchen for over a year

     my problem is that he is slow to plate , crumbles under pressure and worst leave the mise all over the station .

    I brought it up with him with no results and am unsure how to deal with this
     
  2. gunnar

    gunnar

    Messages:
    1,447
    Likes Received:
    47
    Exp:
    Professional Chef
    Bring it up to the Owner. Then let the guy have all the rope he needs to hang himself. One of my favorites is the old "I got to go to the bathroom, you got this?" have the Owner or KM watch him  then go sit in a stall for 10 minutes. If the guy is as bad as you say he should be in the weeds and crying by that time.  I don't suggest doing this very often but if you set it up with the "Boss" it will give them an opportunity to see that he needs either inspiration or to go away.
     
  3. chefross

    chefross

    Messages:
    2,767
    Likes Received:
    410
    Exp:
    Former Chef
    And, of course, if you have the "balls".....why not take this guy into the walk-in for a little chat?

    Then deny everything.
     
  4. leeniek

    leeniek

    Messages:
    1,630
    Likes Received:
    31
    Exp:
    Professional Chef
     I'm with Gunnar..let the owners or KM see what this guy is like and he'll either pick up his socks or leave. 

    Thinking about it, you say he has been out of the kitchen for over a year.  Did he come back from a leave of absence or was he rehired?  How long have you been there?  If he was rehired, you have seniority over him.
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2010
  5. cheftobegibbs

    cheftobegibbs

    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    10
    Exp:
    Culinary Student
    Id say talk to the boss people and see what they say and or do if that does not do much just stay strong
     
  6. knewman

    knewman

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    10
    Exp:
    Sous Chef
    I'm with Gunnar on this one, throw them under the bus and let the KM see he isn't worth keeping on. Or maybe doing it will show him how much he needs to improve.