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    Kitchen Slang

    What are some of the terms you use for mise/whatevz in the kitchen at the J.O.B.?
    It sometimes changes depending on where you work, but some are the same no matta where......
    .....Here are just a few:

    Asparagus-Grass
    Short Ribs-Shorty
    Squash soup-Sqwoop
    French Onion-Foss
    Foie Gras is ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS either-fwaaaaaahhhh!!!!(in a kung-fu tone) or Fwuuuhhhaaa???(in a Scooby-Doo voice)
    The broiler is the sally(the infrared one is aka "the breadkilla")
    Mac & Chz is Mac
    If the Mac is in the sally, it is ALWAYS sung to the tune of Aerosmith's Back in the saddle again-"Mac in the sally again"
    Mussels are Brussels and vice versa
    The cheese plate is either a cheesecake or a cheesesteak(which isn't even on the menu)
    Chinois-Chinosis
    If I'm behind you, I'll probably just say "nice ass"

    There's a ton I can't think of right now, and yes we're weird.
    Whatcha got?
    If "Its" and "Buts" was candy and nuts, we'd all have a Merry Christmas
    -Cleon "Slammin'" Salmon

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    Nice thread

    Asparagus- sparrows ass
    Microwave - magic box
    Chicken foccacia- chicken f***er
    Chicken breast- boobs
    Not sure who started it but instead of the traditional oui- oui ai...like your Scottish

    We have also taken to yelling out opa!
    In Greek it is an amazing word , it is an exclamation of joy like hell yeah. But also can mean oh no. A perfect word for us. Oh and we are not Greek in any way

    Salmon is always : slammin
    Lemon grass: lemon ass
    Carrying something hot and approaching from behind is perfect for -HOT behind

    There is more ... That's off the top of my head

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    Microwave=Chef Mike
    If "Its" and "Buts" was candy and nuts, we'd all have a Merry Christmas
    -Cleon "Slammin'" Salmon

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    inappropriate kitchen slang " trout walkin back( you can figure out the rest)
    up your ass" behind you
    bump and grind" behind you without warning usually a server.
    perro" busser
    chihuahua" smaller busser
    "Don" oldest badass line cook
    "pato" I work in Chelsea, NY so, it is a polite way of saying you walk like a duck( you figure out the rest)
    I find my latino staff is very creative with various versions of the same theme. They seem to have dozen different ways to talk about your sexual preferences whether, it is bestial, mineral, incestuous, oedipal, homosexual, straight or auto-erotic.
    unusually large carrots " horse c#&ks " unusually small carrots " Alex's c#4k

    I include this all as my mise names because, frankly all of it including the guys are my mise en place.
    I haven't lived the life I wanted, just the lives I needed too at the time.

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    Beef cheeks: cheeky meat
    Lamb saddle : lamb straddle
    Chefuccino: the inevitable way we drink out coffee... Take two sips, forget about it. Let it develop a skin, go cold... Realise you had a coffee... Drink your chefuccino

    And the word oui must be said with great enthusiasm and strange accents. In a large kitchen I worked in when dockets were called and 16 different oui! Were belted back at random new guys just about piss themselves with fear
    Obviously not on every ticket. My favourite would be waaaaaahh like your doing karate

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    Raped : very busy service.
    Fisted : very very busy, painful service.
    Gang raped: extremely busy service with potential permanent emotional scaring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geo87 View Post
    Raped : very busy service.
    Fisted : very very busy, painful service.
    Gang raped: extremely busy service with potential permanent emotional scaring.
    I have more explicit versions of those definitions which will likely to be censored ...
    my all time favorites are
    chef Mike : microwave
    baptise: nappe with butter
    hot mofo: oven door is open behind you

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    "**** and Balls!'' - sir, please move so I can get into the fridge you're standing in front of.
    "Big dick" - sir
    "Calaminkya" - Calamari
    "Goat turd" - goat's milk curd
    "Mixy - or Mixamitosis" - Mixed Grill
    "Cheese erection" - Cheese selection

    ...and that's just the current menu.

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    microwave - the nuker
    balsamic - balls
    home fries - homies
    wire fryer strainer - spider
    parsley - grass or weed

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    Balsamic- ball sack
    Fryer- sauté box
    Foie Gras- Fooey Grass
    Answer to Any question- "your mom"
    Really bad, politically incorrect stereotypes, like exaggerated Asian accents

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