I have had a crazy few weeks and things are about to get a little more intense. I’ve been working my ass off to make myself a great chef one day and while I’m not even close to where I want to be I am seeing progress with myself. My training wheels of standard cuts are about to start speeding up (I can look at cuts and tell you what size they are without measuring….took a few thousand cuts but I’m there now……the speed is coming!) and my knowledge of what size pots and pans to use for recipes is starting to come quicker as well (you might think that’s something stupid but it makes a huge difference when there are 5 pots on the burners and there can’t be a sixth one because the pot you chose is too big and will not let one of the other Chefs cook what he needs…..frustration with the new guy!).
I think the most interesting thing about all of this is that I have three different Chefs tugging at each other.
I have the cooking blog chef that can do no wrong….Nobody can tell me what to do because it’s my blog and it’s the food I make….muah hahahahahahaa! People hire me to cater for them, I make some money, and advertisers coming soon!!!! WORLD DOMINATION!!!
Then I move over to school Chef and I have lots of confidence there but there is a lot of biting my tongue and holding back my opinions about things…I’m there to learn, not teach. When I see someone doing something wrong I don’t say anything because when I do something wrong I don’t want to hear it either…funny how that works. I pay to be there.
Then I have at work Chef…..when I’m at work I probably say 15-20 words total throughout my shift. I’m very quiet there and I try to look around and learn as much as I can so I can apply it to the two other Chefs I have created in my own head. I get paid to learn the ways of Seastar, that’s it. Create their product, which is a great product, and do things the best way for the customer…not me….the customer!
All of these Chefs are me and one day I’ll be able to bring them together. Who knows, I might just like having three personalities in the kitchen, it’s probably a good thing
Just so you know, I’ll be out of town for a few days so I don’t know how the internet thing is going to be until I get there so don’t expect anything from me until Saturday……I do have a surprise for you though so stay tuned. Also, my mom is on a cruise in Europe right now so she’ll be back in a week with tons of pictures and she said she bought me a cookbook in Rome so that’s pretty damn cool. IxaRiveraCooks: WORLD TOUR!