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By Tim D. on Monday, August 13, 2001 - 05:04 pm: Edit

Does anyone have any thoughts on good restaurants in the Boston area for interns? Looking for something French oriented, with twists. I'm afraid wherever I go I'll end up only tournering potatoes, not that I'm worth a hell of a lot more, but I'd like to work a line. I'd like to learn something as opposed to just doing the normal chores. Maybe I'm asking for too much?

By houston on Tuesday, August 14, 2001 - 08:06 am: Edit

your not. you learn something by doing the normal chores. you are.

By Chris on Tuesday, August 14, 2001 - 02:01 pm: Edit

Olives!!! The normal chores are how you get started!! When you perfect those maybe you'll be given the fun chores as opposed to the not so normal chores which you'll have to perfect before you get to do the normal chores again. Besides I like tournering potatoes, it's relaxing.

By Peachcreek (Peachcreek) on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 - 12:06 pm: Edit

I'm still trying to differentiate between "normal" chores and "what they are opposed to".
Here is a list, maybe you can tell me which ones are "normal" and which ones aren't.
1. Filleting, skinning, de-boning 12 whole salmon.
2. Making a 40 egg hollandiase.
3. Cleaning the grease trap.
4. 150 omelets to order.
5. De-stemming spinach for 2 hours.
6. Scrubbing saute pans as fast as you can for 3 hours.
7. Cutting and portioning 12 top butts.
8. Peeling 3 cases of mushrooms.
9. Making 40 dozen cookies.
10. Doing dishes all night.

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 - 12:41 pm: Edit

All normal, in this business all are normal; only the help is abnormal!

By Chris on Thursday, August 16, 2001 - 05:11 pm: Edit

Grease trap; not normal i.e. punishment
De stemming spinach; $hit, I buy mine de-stemmed
Fillet, skining, deboning salmon; that's a fun chore and that is strictly reserved for me.
As for doing dishes all night, all the food is out so that means whap back a vodka-cran, crank up some music and have some fun time!!

By ChefSpyke on Thursday, August 16, 2001 - 09:45 pm: Edit

Normal? What the hell is that?
My Normal;
Bake everything
Order everything
Make/Build everything
Clean everything...including pots and pans and sheet pans.
Clean the tables and sometimes the floor.
I do everything that the probies do.
If I hear that, only once, I'm gonna kick someones a**. Thank You.

By Cheftim (Cheftim) on Friday, August 17, 2001 - 12:08 pm: Edit

I'm a Doctor because I just graduated medical school and I'm looking for a good hospital for my internship, I'm afraid they will just make me do IVs and boil lancings. Is there a someplace I can do something interesting like Brain surgery or a maybe a Heart Transplant?

Is this the god-like wanabe forum?

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Friday, August 17, 2001 - 02:02 pm: Edit

Did you pass bedpans 101 Doc?

By CHEFCHIEF on Monday, August 20, 2001 - 03:34 pm: Edit

Want to work a line?? Try the unemployment line.

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Monday, August 20, 2001 - 03:40 pm: Edit

ChefChief, you are cruel dude! I like that!!!

By Ltom (Ltom) on Tuesday, August 21, 2001 - 12:14 am: Edit

You could offer to cook the staff meal. I don't think "good" restaurants are going to put you on the line just because you want to learn something. You should probably talk to the chef about moving around, but most likely, you would have to start with salads or cold appetizers. Until then, grasshopper, wax on, wax off. Lu

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Tuesday, August 21, 2001 - 08:25 pm: Edit

Restaurants cook staff meals any more? I thought they warmed up leftover banquet food or sold you food at 10% off!!!

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