Saturday, October 29, 2011

my machines

With lots of cooks and limited resources we can get a little uptight about people taking our stuff.
We almost had a fight during a safety meeting regarding this subject.

Top 10 things you do not take from 
someone else's station


#10- FELT PEN
Most of the time you provide your own pen, so you want to keep track of it.



#9-TOWELS
Up in the hoods is a universal hiding place in all kitchens.
#8 VEGETABLE PEELER
(This is my decoy peeler. My good one is under the lid.) 

#7-TAPE
Tape is small and easy to steal, so guard it well.
(Writing on something does not help at all, although many people still do)


#6-CLEAR WRAP
A good clear wrap is big, does not snag, is full, and has a good cutter is worth fighting over.
This is not one of those
(Want to test a cook? See how long it takes them to un-snag a clear wrap.)
#5 GLOVES
(It is maddening to lose your box of gloves)

#4-CARTS
Now we are getting serious. It is just not cool to take someone's cart.
(Clear wrap makes a great makeshift rope to tie up your cart, plus it makes a good belt in a pinch)
#3-PREPPED ITEMS
This is a dangerous thing to steal. People are counting on it to be there.
(I used to write "catering" now I write "vegan". Works great.


#2-PERSONAL KNIVES
You may think this should be #1 but deep down cooks are proud of their knives and
like to show off how sharp they are.




#1-POWER DRINKS
Many cooks are way hooked on these.
One time two were taken at a catering and a cook went ballistic.
(Most food service places have free beverages for employees, except bottled or canned items.)


1 comment:

  1. HAHAHAHAAHAHAHA

    Those vegan onions are indeed rare items :)

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