So, before most services . When everything is in its place, no tickets are in and I'm completely ready to rock it... I pause for a few seconds and reflect on all the other cooks/ chefs out there right at that very second . I think about people I've worked with in the past . people ill work with in the future. People who also have there mez sorted. People who are so far behind they feel like their insides are being crushed from stress. People who are overbooked from doushe bag FOH . People who have 0 booked, even how many people have cut themselves/ burnt themselves badly but are soldiering on regardless. I think about all the chefs in the world right at that very second and wonder if anyone is doing the same... Most days right before the tickets flow in I do this.
So next time your in "the weeds".. Take comfort in the fact that I'm thinking of you... And secretly laughing
Anybody else have any interesting pre service rituals?
I worked with a guy once that did some deep breathing / stretching stuff in the walk in everyday without a doubt... Almost like walkin yoga