we asked people who work in the cooking industry (waitresses, servers and line cooks) what was the craziest thing you have seen a chef do in the kitchen and these were the answers.
1.a chef from san antonio texas Fall asleep and cook scrambled eggs while standing asleep….
2.Was working in a restaurant once as a sous-chef. A couple enter the restaurant and order a rare filet mignon. The chef and I send the plate, but it comes back after a few minutes. We both inspect it, the lady tells us it’s not rare. Confused we ask for more details on how she would like us to cook it. She says rare again so we cook another one to perfection and send it. It comes back a second and third time. My chef loses patience as the follpwing time we had used a thermometer even though it was originally perfect. He takes a filet mignon, throws it to the ground, stomps it, makes sure that stuff from the ground sticks to it, cooks it to perfection and sends it to the table. Nothing comes back after 10 minutes. The lady asks to talk to us after the service; she tells us it was the best filet mignon she ever had and will recommend the place. We never laughed so hard once she left lol. Another time someone asked for his dessert at the same time as his meal. We found it peculiar but sent it ahead along with his plate. It picked our curiosity so we both go in the dinning room to investigate and saw the guy in question spread his chocolate mousse on to his beef flank before eating it…
3.Watched a Chef through a guys cell phone in the deep fryer because he kept texting on the line during service
4.achef from wildwood florida Pointed a loaded gun at his coworker to show him “his new laser”
5.Had a dishwasher, old grizzled dude that spoke a little English but got most of it. One of the catering chefs was giving him shit, but pushing it. The dish walked out without a word. Came back with an axe. The chef didn’t mess with him after that.
6.a chef in glenwood springs colorado Had a dishwasher, old grizzled dude that spoke a little English but got most of it. One of the catering chefs was giving him shit, but pushing it. The dish walked out without a word. Came back with an axe. The chef didn’t mess with him after that.
7.i used to work in lowa Watched a guy nod out from dope onto a flat top grill. Woke up like nothing happened with forehead skin all burnt. Another place, intern dumped an entire kettle of stock down the drain cause he thought it was dirty water from blanching vegetables.
8.Throwing hot sweet potatoes at this guy’s nuts. Good times.
9.in toms river new jersey I ask this kid fresh out of CIA to get some pasta working. I go to check on it and him cause I smelt something burning He has a pot with pasta in it on the burner never put water in it. I told him to go get his money back from school
10.In the 90’s at a big beach resort in florida we would have large catered luaus with whole roast pigs, one night we were prepping 4 big ones. The chef had us set them up in room service tables with tablecloth saddles and the 4 smallest cooks and dishwashers were the jockeys, 4 other employees were the pushers. We had pig races around the ballroom while the house men were setting up for the next days event, they would even place bets with smokes and after work drinks……….the Chef had a drinking problem
11.Snort a line of chilli coke
12.Have a smooth night of service and go home happy . . .