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panda
08-15-2014, 04:05 PM
lets share some funny moments you've experienced from your crew.

today i found out they were using a bain marie filled with duck fat thinking it was clarified butter (despite the clearly marked label)

pancakes must have tasted a bit weird this morning...

JBroida
08-15-2014, 05:04 PM
if by weird, you mean good, then i agree... better living through duck fat ;)

Its like a twist on chicken and waffles

panda
08-15-2014, 05:12 PM
that's exactly what i thought, haha, i bet the grilled cheeses tasted excellent too.

marc4pt0
08-15-2014, 06:27 PM
This is funny as I was just regaling this tell earlier today-

Busy Saturday night Many years ago. I'm on saute getting my **** pushed in when I looked over and noticed the Pot & Pan Dishwasher was no longer at his station. Not good as I was just about out of clean pans. A couple minutes later and still no Dishwasher, and now I need pans. So lucky me, I got to scrub pans as I needed them pretty much the rest of the evening. Needless to say we were all pissed of cursing his name.
Well, right before service wrapped up, our little dishwasher reappeared. Of course I led the yelling, but his reaction wasn't matching the scenario so I asked one of my guys to translate what I was screaming. Then a big conversation in Spanish took place, most of it going over my head. Come to find out, He was very apologetic. And this is why:

The big metal Bain we skim the fat off veal stock was full of this warm, delicious golden....fat. It was calling our dishwasher's name, so he gave in and just took a big ol' glass of this tasty goodness to the face. Just slammed it! And just as service started to pick up, my man shat his pants. Just completely crapped his trousers. So he had to waddle downstairs, through the restaurant and bar, and all the way home to clean up/change.

Here's the thing, you just can't stay mad at a grown man who just told you he's very sorry for drinking veal fat and crapping his pants.

Cheers guys

panda
08-15-2014, 07:49 PM
soooo gross, not the crapping part but him chugging a glass of the foam!

jared08
08-15-2014, 09:51 PM
That's epic. Great story hahaa

Von blewitt
08-15-2014, 10:17 PM
Good on him for coming back!

toddnmd
08-16-2014, 12:05 AM
Good on him for coming back!

and telling the truth, even!

Boondocker
08-17-2014, 02:50 AM
To be fair it does smell REALLY good. If its just the fat...

chefcomesback
08-17-2014, 03:14 AM
:rofl2:
We did a soft opening on a cafe not long ago and with the opening of a new venue I started writing right next staff's hours where they were working like : cafe , rest. , func etc..
I had a real serious phone call from my apprentice 2 days later who was due in next day:
"chef , you put me as a rest day tomorrow , can I rest at home or do I Really have to come in? "
me " no mate , I have to make sure you are resting ,you have to be here , make sure you are wearing your chef outfit"
my apprentice " how long will I rest , all day ?"
at that moment I couldnt hold my laugh .... my entire kitchen crew who were listening the conversation were :lol2: :rofl2:

jai
08-17-2014, 07:57 AM
Id be confused aswell ive never seen a roster with rest day on it haha.

cheflivengood
12-31-2014, 08:17 PM
I had some unfortunate time in a hotel...the servers there are union and make 100+k a year. One time one of them walked into the cooler to find strawberry/banana smoothie and instead grabbed a 8qt labeled "Cognac!!". Turns out it was Cognac vinaigrette. the guest took a few big gulps then of course coughed it up, got all over her face and the front of her shirt. No repercussions for the server....damn unions

labor of love
01-16-2015, 02:01 AM
A chef I worked for a long time ago was a self absorbed born again christian. This dude had actually xeroxed a bunch of photos of himself wearing nothing but underwear, and he would proceed to draw different religious tattoos that he contemplated getting all over his body in the xeroxed copies. He would then judge the photos of himself again wearing nothing but underwear, covered in christian tattoos and ask the rest of the line what our opinion was. None of this was tongue in cheek or meant as self deprecating humor, but rather he was dead serious if the tats he doodled all over his photos looked nice or not. This occurred over and over again, ON THE LINE in front of the staff. I jumped ship shortly after.

CoqaVin
01-16-2015, 10:07 AM
definitely weird Labor

panda
01-16-2015, 03:47 PM
good thing you got out, next step was probably an offer of a drink out of a special cup.

Zwiefel
01-16-2015, 03:51 PM
definitely weird Labor

This is actually a clever pun.

cheflivengood
01-17-2015, 09:07 PM
A chef I worked for a long time ago was a self absorbed born again christian. This dude had actually xeroxed a bunch of photos of himself wearing nothing but underwear, and he would proceed to draw different religious tattoos that he contemplated getting all over his body in the xeroxed copies. He would then judge the photos of himself again wearing nothing but underwear, covered in christian tattoos and ask the rest of the line what our opinion was. None of this was tongue in cheek or meant as self deprecating humor, but rather he was dead serious if the tats he doodled all over his photos looked nice or not. This occurred over and over again, ON THE LINE in front of the staff. I jumped ship shortly after.

Rick tramonto?

Bonertyme
04-20-2015, 06:04 PM
caught someone trying to use julienne onions to try make risotto.

Cashn
04-21-2015, 03:29 PM
Bartender asked me if she could have buffalo sauce without the butter....I manage the Foh and just kind of looked at her funny and said "you mean straight crystal?" I've cooked in a few restaurant kitchens and cook at home all the time so I guess it gives me a slight one up but it still surprises me how often someone in FoH does not understand some of the basic fundamentals of cooking. Even something as simple as buffalo sauce.

aaamax
04-21-2015, 05:49 PM
...Here's the thing, you just can't stay mad at a grown man who just told you he's very sorry for drinking veal fat and crapping his pants.

Cheers guys

Truly made me laugh, thanks.

Dardeau
04-21-2015, 06:11 PM
Rick tramonto?

I don't know if that's who LoL is talking about, but good guess

keithsaltydog
04-25-2015, 02:32 PM
Our front line cold kitchen guy was not one to be pushed around and he had a mouth. The head storeroom man got a late order so when he delivered it came with attitude. He dropped the case of lettuce right on the floor of front line. Not there you dummy in the walk in cooler. Storeroom %#* you. Never saw a fat storeroom guy run so fast being chased by a hot head with a knife.

Later chapter daytime Gardemanger in the weeds trying to get out banquets asked the same hothead to help by cutting up a couple large platters of sliced fruits. *%@$ you not going to help, if you work faster no get stuck.

Gardemanger I'm not afraid of you no knives just me & you we go outside no weapons strip down to our BBD's beef it out. That guy never outlived teasing about his underware beef threat.