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    Quote Originally Posted by NO ChoP! View Post
    And people who put garbage into a bag that has clearly slipped into the can.
    Amen brother!
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    Great thread.

    I'm an annoying chef. I'm happy - just happy to be in a kitchen. I whistle and sing, yet have pretty high standards.

    Pet peeves? This is easy:
    Carelessness
    Waste.
    Not taking cling wrap off a container (i.e just punching your fist through).
    And THEN re-wrapping over the top of it.
    Old labels on containers.
    People not tasting their mise en place.
    The word 'should'. "do you have enough artichokes prepped for tonight?" "I should chef..."
    People that use the phrase 'that's not my section.'
    People who aren't interested in improving their performance.
    people who can't spell what they're cooking.
    Spelling and grammatical errors on menus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty View Post
    Spelling and grammatical errors on menus.
    We don't do espresso where I work. We do expresso though

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    This thread speaks to me... I'm very OCD.

    Walking without purpose drives me nuts.
    Letting a service fridge door slam shut, don't even get me started...
    Leaving a scrunched up towel on a bench 'cause you can't keep it on your person properly...
    Re-using one mixing bowl for a dish over and over.
    Spazzing out and moving quickly but not efficiently.

    Just off the top of my head

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    we pro cooks/chefs are touchy eh? (to all) Standing in the way and culinary school are good ones ( i never went to a culinary program,turning into a chemist over a cook. lol!)

    I only smoke when appropriate with line work, and every 4 hours in production. one ever has to pick up slack for me. one chef said smokers are more productive when they smoke then bitchy non smokers.

    Quote Originally Posted by knyfeknerd View Post
    People complaining about how tired they are or how much their vaginas hurt that day

    Not dressed acceptably.-If you can't figure out black pants, shoes and a white tee, you should be removed from the gene pool.

    Standing in my way when I'm busy- Seriously GTFO my way.

    Being happy and cheerful-Keep that kind of crap to yourself. Your good attitude makes me 10x grumpier and highlights the fact that you are an idiot.

    Telling me "This is how we do it in culinary school"
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    Totally agree with ^ on the smoking. I never walk off the to smoke, and only every few hours during prep. Excuses are my big downfall. Or the "that's not how I learned in school" BS. I went to culinary school, but one thing I learned there is no matter how you think it should be done. Do it chefs way, he is your superior, unless chef says to do it how you want.

    One more big one that after starting and reading this thread that no one has said, and happened during lunch today is sloppy server tickets when hand written when the the ticket machine craps out.

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    Gumbys, people who can't dance during service, continually in the way or bumping into others . I've worked with a couple over the years.
    This seems unrelated to the persons physique, fitness or experience.

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    Another one I hate: taking orders after you've finished up. Happens all the time where I work "Oh I couldn't say no!" Sometimes it's 5 mins after stop time which ain't so bad because you haven't cleaned everything down yet, but other times the whole kitchen is clean and someone brings an order in. A couple of times I've literally been about to leave, changed and everything and I have to turn everything on again because some dumbass waitress wouldn't tell people we're closed.

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    +1 ... especially the 'dumbass' waitstaff, but what do they care anyway?

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    Slugs that complain about smokers.

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