Tuesday, July 27, 2010


The last few weeks have been crazy. It has been busy to say the least...and with chef down and out with his surgery I was able to step up and help out the kitchen for an entire week. Working in the kitchen again was refreshing. It's great to get out of the front of house where the guests roam and into the place where all the magic happens. I was able to help with breakfast, lunch, and dinner preparations. I got to quality check dishes, garnish, work in the pastry shop, and oversee dinner service. On our turnover day I helped sort and take inventory of incoming goods and applied Doug Cliff's FIFO method. I was able to learn a lot...and in the process learned the difference between tablespoon vs teaspoon measures....mmm mmm salty cookies! The week was pretty tough, but I enjoyed the hard work and hopefully it will show on my paycheck. Im pretty sure I worked 10-14 hours almost every day last week...and haven't had a day of in 12. Not that big of deal when you consider that the kitchen crew hasn't had a day off in over a month.

Spirits are still high! Its Tuesday and I get my day off tomorrow. I don't know what I will do. I think an adventure into the heart of the forest followed by covering myself completely in clay will be fun. It will also help with the bugs, which if I haven't previously mentioned, are terrible...

This coming week will be much slower. Our numbers drop so I think everyone will be able to get a little r&r. I also should get back on the school train...since it's left and I feel like I'm running after it. I feel pretty overwhelmed even though we are still only half way through our coop. I can't even decide what I want to do for my winter coop. Lodge? winter/heli resort? I'm thinkin tropical would fit best. Hell yeahhh!

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