After an after shift ***** fest with some coworkers the other night, we started listing our pet peeves for fun. What are some of yours, i'm sure this list will be quite funny.
some of mine, in no particluar order:
Using my brotforms for any other reason then their purpose.
Leaving plastic spoons in the salad dressings at the end of service.
Poking my fermenting dough. I told one guy im gonna ferment him the next time, lol
Stealing my side towel.
and most importantly (grounds for a flogging) moving my coffee.
there are more, and i'm sure we all share some, but just wanted to get things started. So lets here them. What drives you nuts in the kitchen besides the obvious saftey and sanitation stuff
Other people using my knives. That will never not piss me off. It does make me laugh though when they cut themselves
My biggest. " That's not my job!" My reply is "your job is whatever the hell I tell you your job is!" or " your right, that's not your job and neither is this one, get the hell out!"
Oh yeah, and people touching my knives.
Using My knives
Other people using their knives to cut cardboard
Taking one of the boards off my stack or my compost/plastics buckets
Trying to cook for me
When people shove to get past all the time then stand in your way or slow down.
Putting cases of stuff down on my blades
"I Forgot _____, sssooorrryyy"
People who spend more time complaining about having to do something correctly than it would take to just DO IT CORRECTLY!!!!!
not taking the masking tape label off of something and sending it through the dish washer
not consolidating into clean and smaller containers
consolidating new and old product
people eating off of plates cleared from a table, just yelled at a server for that
dull knives, duh
but the biggest one is touching me while I work, I swung around and cracked someone in the ribs for sneaking up behind me and grabbing my shoulders while I was expediting a busy night. It was totally reactionary and I felt awful...just a weird tick I've been working on getting rid of for years.
The I forgot excuse gets me...
Originally Posted by VoodooMajik
Also a big no no to me is excused, so you messed up, it happens. Own up to it and fix it, don't make an excuse
My peeves when I was in the kitchen:
almost all the wait staff
late orders for steak tartare after I'd cleaned the meat grinder
the sh!t music people would play
end of shift cleaning
people dumping on and treating the dishwashes like sh!t
almost all the wait staff, if I haven't already mentioned that
the wait staff
This is a good thread.
Not washing hands
When people use the same spoon for tasting and excavating jars of ingredients
When people are afraid to heat the pan to proper tempature.
Not washing hands
Not cleaning up after prep
Putting dishes in the sink
trying to grab a knife for inspection from my very close wall magnet
cutting with a knife that will shave hair like a hand saw
using soap on my cast/iron pans
not properly preheating the cooking vessel
I'm sure I have more ;)