The Great Hall
Happy Birthday!!! The Great Hall: Happy Birthday!!!
By Snuffaluff (Snuffaluff) on Friday, August 09, 2002 - 04:38 pm: Edit

to me... On Sunday, I'll join the 1/4century club. I'll be the big twenty-five... wow, makes you guys feel old eh? lol

By George (George) on Friday, August 09, 2002 - 04:53 pm: Edit

Wow, the good ole 1/4 century club.

That was my last significant one before the last one I "celebrated". The 1/2 century club.

Much better than the alternative, and I know as a guy who got a defribrolator/pacemaker as abirthday present. ;<)

Happy Birthday!


By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Friday, August 09, 2002 - 05:45 pm: Edit

HB Snuffy!!!!!!

By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Friday, August 09, 2002 - 06:31 pm: Edit

25 years old........
God does take care of the simple.
Youth wasted on the young.
No, you can't come work for me. Your 25, you know nothing.....
H.B. Snuff.
Maybe for a birthday present one of your friends will take you to the county line so you can look at whats on the other side. LOL!!!
Go work for chefmanny in Flor-e-da, or chefgbs in New York. They like to teach. I bet they would be tickled to get you.

By Chefgbs (Chefgbs) on Friday, August 09, 2002 - 10:21 pm: Edit

Fresh fish on the line. Let me have him.

HB Snuff

By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Saturday, August 10, 2002 - 10:37 am: Edit

There ya go Snuff, pack your bags, your heading to the Hudson Valley brother.
Clean air, wide open spaces, crystal clear lakes,and 6 generations of inbreeding.
Chefgbs gonna teach ya good boy, teach ya good.

By Corey (Corey) on Saturday, August 10, 2002 - 12:30 pm: Edit

wow, and I thought I was old at 44...

By Thebaker (Thebaker) on Saturday, August 10, 2002 - 01:26 pm: Edit

HB man

Id love to head up the old Husdson valley...
Fresh air , Fresh Water....

oh well

Or head on down to FLA
sunshine fresh air..

I did say Happy birthday right..

I remember when I was 25... wow

By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Saturday, August 10, 2002 - 11:08 pm: Edit

Being 4_ er,...ish my self, I don't think that 44 is old.
But, I'll tell ya what...swinging a sledgehammer
to take down a chimney everyday, makes me FEEL
old. I forgot I had some of these muscles until they start screaming for me to stop. LOL
Enjoy that 25, you'll never see it a-g-a-i-n.

By Peachcreek (Peachcreek) on Sunday, August 11, 2002 - 11:11 pm: Edit

Happy Birthday Snuff- What a coincidence it is. My restaurants' birthday this week too, it just turned 6! Boy am I getting old.......

By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Sunday, August 11, 2002 - 11:23 pm: Edit

If your not as old as George...
Your not old.
He's the measure...........LOL!

By George (George) on Monday, August 12, 2002 - 06:58 am: Edit


I'm not old, just experienced.

Heck I'm off to a 3 night 4 day white water rafting trip with my 7 year old daughter and 25 close friends. Thats not something an old guy would do.

The only difference is now I have to pack my heart meds and my own weight in ibuprophen to get it done LOL.



By Snuffaluff (Snuffaluff) on Monday, August 12, 2002 - 10:19 am: Edit

lol... thanks guys.
George... at least you have the right attitude. Experienced, not old... Guess that makes me inexperienced, not But to tell ya'll the truth, it's just another day of the week. Heck, i didn't even get presents. I guess that's a sign of getting "up there" in years. hehehehe
Ok, Spike, I see how it is... ask a guy for a favor, and get nothing... lol I'd rather just stay here in Texas heat than to move to NY. Floriduh on the other hand, might be nice, but there's the fear of Her-a-canes

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Tuesday, August 13, 2002 - 12:18 am: Edit young; as they say.... youth is WASTED on the young! You'll wind up in FL at Century Village one day. (For you old enough to know what "Century Village" is please, laugh uncontrollably now at Snuffy!!!!!!!

By Mbw (Mbw) on Tuesday, August 13, 2002 - 10:21 pm: Edit

Happy B DAY!

You Leo you.. I just did a Birthday catering for a woman on Saturday. We hired a security guard to enforce the dress code, or should I say UN-dress code. The guests were not allowed in if they were fully dressed.

You leos Sure can party!

"Your Big Pimpin Daddy"


By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Tuesday, August 13, 2002 - 11:59 pm: Edit

Oh yea, "Big Pimpin Daddy"....
He's in Tex-as. In some small lightening rod of a town.
The kids 25. 25.
I'm gonna be sick.

By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Wednesday, August 14, 2002 - 12:56 am: Edit

So, ya think George will make it back in one piece?, with nothing broken?
River Rafting...Hope he took his Rubber Yellow Ducky Inter tube.
And a tube of bengay. LOL!!!
Corey, your in a betting town, whats the odds.
Come on, who wants some action?

By Mbw (Mbw) on Sunday, August 18, 2002 - 11:07 am: Edit

I'll take the river for 20. Oh.. did you say "Broken?" I bet the river will beat him up, but not break him. THAT after all IS the rivers job. Try it in a canoe.. A boat designed to tip over.. and over... and over...

I have a "Special" relationship with the Chattahoochee river in GA

By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Sunday, August 18, 2002 - 11:32 am: Edit

I'll tell ya what.......
I'll take that action, i think he'll return,
just sore, no broken bones.
You know those old guys....they are tough!
Sounds like you know what a river looks like, from the bottom looking up......

By Mbw (Mbw) on Sunday, August 18, 2002 - 11:44 am: Edit


You are OLDER than a few chefs I have had.

Well ok just one. A few years ago I was pounding the sidewalks Of S.F. for a line cook job, when I interviewed with a young chef starting his FIRST chef job. His good energy, posture, permanent 5 o'clock shadow, and dark circles showed he was "On Fire," and a real chef. I took the job.

He had been in restaurants since right out of High school and knew his stuff. I could only best him in some prep production moves. He was well trained, had an education, AND time in the trenches. The funny thing was he had the tastes of a 50-80 year old man.. No NOT his menu that was very cutting edge at the time, uh can you say "Ring Mold? and "Altitude" Yep remember TALL food? Anyone here still doing, "Tall" food? I digress.. I would find him in his office with a fat cigar and a glass of whiskey. Reading a cigar magazine. His favorite food for me to make for employee meal was fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and my truck stop gravy (As in so thick it could stop a truck).

On his birthday I covered his shift (Of course) "Hey Chef! How old are you today?" He sheepishly grunted and walked out. He spent most of his BD in the kitchen as if a ghost bound to a house. WE of course pounded him about how old he was all day, and after a brandy or two it slipped out.. Happy 23rd birthday chef!

So 25 years?? When did you start?

By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Sunday, August 18, 2002 - 11:58 am: Edit

He hasn't.......

By Snuffaluff (Snuffaluff) on Monday, August 19, 2002 - 03:28 pm: Edit

Nope, haven't started(yet). I'm going to try and get into the pastry end. You'll make friends fast if you server them a meal, but you'll make friends forever if you server them dessert!

I need to contact Panini. Just haven't found the time to do it... Probably gonna try and do that tomorrow.

By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 11:14 pm: Edit

Your going into Pastries!!????
God help us.......

By Snuffaluff (Snuffaluff) on Thursday, August 22, 2002 - 11:47 am: Edit

I would like to... That's why I want you to teach me, I only want to learn from the best ;o)

By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Thursday, August 22, 2002 - 12:30 pm: Edit

Not me Bubba,...
I think I'm retired.

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