Thursday, July 11, 2013

My New Culinary Challenge

Yesterday I trained again on hot side - it's different than the prep I do now, but in the same kitchen.  Hot side is 12 burners at once, with everything due by 11:00 AM.  And let me tell you, it frickin' flies by.

And I mean whoosh.

Mentally, I love the challenge of this new culinary puzzle.  Physically, I not allowed to lift anything heavy.  Long time Boogerbutts may recall it was hot side water jackets, that threw my back out and landed a 2 months on the sidelines.

But that's when I started studying coupon from the couch, thanks to YouTube and TLC.  So all in all, not a bad thing, but still not what I want to happen again.

Today is the day after my hot side training and my head is pounding and I want to call off.  But I won't because either I can do this job, or I go back to cold side only.

I don't want that to happen.

Instead, I'll continue to work on my weight gain, get stronger, and keep moving forward.  At the end of this culinary challenge is a higher raise and better hours.

Having said that, my outlook early this morning wasn't good, because all I wanted was to do was hide under my pillow.

28 comments:

  1. Oh, sweetie! Hang in there! This is all experience for when you have your own restaurant.

    If it's any consolation, I'm traing Genius Kid on the home hot side. He's a little frustrated too. Learning how to time your meats, veggies and bread so everything is done at the same is hard.

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    1. I'm sorry he's frustrated. I don't feel frustrated, I just hurt. The timing part, that's where the fun is.

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  2. Good luck! Sure you'll do grand :)

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    1. I've been over there for a bit now. Just physically challenging.

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  3. Wishing you the best but please be careful. Your health is more important. :)

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    1. Thanks. Totally agree. They trained me with the understanding that I will lift NOTHING heavy.

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  4. Power through it, Ivy. You can do it! Just don't lift anything.

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    1. Nope, no lifting. That's been and will remain the deal.

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  5. Thinking about you and hoping you will feel great in no time. Training on something new always gives me a headache. You can do it! :)

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    1. My head hurts because of my neck. But I rather enjoy the challenge, mentally.

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  6. You can do it! Perseverance pays off, it really does.

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    1. As long as I can do it safely, I sure will keep at it. Thanks.

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  7. That sounds like grueling work Whisk. I hope your body can handle it. Be careful and don't risk injuring yourself.

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    1. I've been in training now for a few weeks, I'm seeing if I can do it. If not, back to cold side (which is bakes, but still called cold side).

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  8. Keep plugging away Whisk, I thought my head was going to explode while I was training for my new job, but I survived, just don't hurt your back again!

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    1. Glad you are doing well now. I won't hurt my back, or that is the plan not to. Thanks and a great big boogie boogie, your way.

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  9. Yes as Ray say's you can do it but look after yourself too

    Ian

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    1. I sure will, Ian. Thanks and a great big boogie boogie to you as well.

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  10. You can do it! Go for it, but be good to yourself, too.

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  11. Sounds to me like you're a determined cookie. Good for you but please do take precautions. I'm sure you probably wear a back support, or if you don't then please do. They work wonders for people who are standing for hours.

    Jai

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    1. Been training a few weeks now. And I NEVER lift anything that isn't safe for me. My job, hot or cold is ALL standing.

      That's kitchen life.

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  12. Hope you stay healthy. Let someone else to the heavy lifting.

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    1. They do, I don't do water jackets. That was part of the deal, to keep me safe.

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  13. Hope it gets easier quick.

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    1. Yes, best not to want to hide under a pillow. Thanks.

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  14. It's what you deserve girl!

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  15. There are days when hiding one's head under the pillow is too comfy to leave behind....

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