I've been interested in doing some stages at local places for a while now, but have held back while trying to find a the right place and make a connection. I've now been invited into the kitchen of a local place in an office park (primarily lunch business), that mostly does fresh pasta + sauces (but also burgers, panini, etc.). Fairly simple food, but quality and consistency are crucial to the model.
I wanted to ask the pros here what I should do to prepare so that I can be useful and not in the way. clothes? shoes? station? etc. I assume I'll mostly be doing prep work, or possibly some plating...I don't see them letting me operate the hot stations on day one.
I have zero experience in a commercial kitchen....
Any insight/advice welcomed.