Monday, July 11, 2011

Good news/bad news

Once again this summer, my niece is serving an internship in the kitchen at a resort in Wisconsin.

Good news: The chef is so impressed with her talent and work ethic that he gave her permission to come up with the special last Tuesday night, his night off. After checking what was in stock already and considering costs and prep time, she proposed London Broil with pearlized onions. The chef gave this his enthusiastic approval. She was so excited.

Bad news: No one ordered it. Except the chef, who stopped by to see how she was running his kitchen in his absence. She will only acknowledge being proud of the faith the chef showed in her, not disappointment. Well, I AM DISAPPOINTED.

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  1. That's pretty disappointing. I bet the meal was delicious anyway. Hopefully she'll have more opportunities to take responsibility in the kitchen and perhaps gain a mentor in the chef.

  2. Aww, bummer for your niece but what a great opportunity!

  3. Well, Poots! But good experience and I bet someone orders her stuff the next time around. (The words "pearlized onions" put me off and I don't even know what they are! hehe)

    Everything is a lesson if you let it be. :)


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