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I Am a Chef

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    I read a Marco Pierre White quote which said that he isn't a chef because you can only call yourself that if you're currently working in a commercial kitchen. Is that fair? [Not my favourite chef. I wouldn't mind meeting Raymond Blanc though]. - Vivas
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 15, 2009

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    New Delhi Cafe Bar Resturant

    Whilst doing my chef training at Tauranga Polytech, i got a night job at the New Delhi resturant takeaways. I was the dishwasher come alcohol finnisher from guests unfinnished glasses.  I carried a lot of weight in this position as you can see from the photographs! I really...
    lafsnack lafsnack 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 10, 2012

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    Cheffing

    i have been a chef for 20+ years. i am based in the wonderful west coast of scotland. i gained my first rosette for cookery skills in 1993 and i have held at least one every year since then. i love my job but  i have recently moved from the kitchen into retail and i am...
    bosbos bosbos 41-45 4 Responses Jun 13, 2008

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    I Am A Young Chef

    They say they way to a mans heart is through his stomach and I'm starting to believe that's true!
    MiniMonkey MiniMonkey 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2013

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    Good Cooks

    I'm not a chef.  I could never be a chef in the real world cause I don't have the stomach for a lot of things when it comes to cooking. I think I'm pretty good at it when I put my mind to it.  I'm lucky to have a husband who cooks good.  He's the one who taught me lots when it...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 3, 2011

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    Ahh Friday night!! I have 63 RSVP's plus walk

    ins can't wait for the night to begin.
    soxs45 soxs45 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Chef From New Hampshire

    Greetings! I am a 14+ year seasoned chef who just loves the comforts of a really good santoku and working with the freshest of ingredients possible. I have worked corporate dining, personal chef, catering, and management as well. I love to work with asian dishes, classic BBQ...
    cramernh cramernh 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 20, 2011

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    Cooking

    When I am in the kitchen I am relaxed, it is a stress buster cooking for people I love entertaining, I love looking after the woman I am with. 
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 24, 2009

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    Yes this is just one of the many jobs I have in

    my house. I am not all that great at it but mostly because I don't have the time or patience to stand in front of the counter and stove cooking. Once in a while I don't mind but otherwise I usually like to keep it fairly simple.
    Jericho7 Jericho7 36-40, M Aug 27, 2014

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    Free on a friday night?

    nope. Want to have a date over your lunch break? what break? Have a notion of personal space? Forget it. do you smoke? You are probally going to start. Have dreams and asperations of being a hand model? ***** please. Have dreams and asperations of being a culinary badass...
    sevron sevron 22-25, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Just Starting

    Although my position is a chef i dont really consider myself a chef yet.   I started out at a small local pub as a kitchen porter and eventully moved up onto the pizza section. After 6 or so months the head chef ended up leaving to go for bigger and better...
    nobodyknowswho nobodyknowswho 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 14, 2008

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    Im a Young Chef

    im 18 ive been cooking all my life i spent most of my childhodd in aeither a commercial kitchen or the one at home. im in a culinary program in myschool curently and i am planning to get my bachelors in bussines managment and open up my own bakery. Alot of my family takes it as a...
    lvtd lvtd 18-21 3 Responses Feb 26, 2009

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    Tonight is the busiest night of the week

    as it would be for most restaurants. I have made up my mind to wear shorts on line because it's really hot here. I never wear shorts on line and being the sous chef and the youngest worker at the place I thinks I should try so some of the other cooks might wear shorts with their...
    soxs45 soxs45 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 6, 2014

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    NEW Invention

    I LOVE TO COOK SINCE I WAS VERY LITTLE. SO IT WAS ONLY NATURAL TO INVENT AN ITEM TO HELP OVER COOKING OR UNDERCOOKING. AT NIGHT WHILE HELPING KIDS WITH HOMEWORK, WALKING THE DOG, OR GRILLING OUTSIDE AND CHANGING THE WASH FROM WASHER TO DRYER YOU DONT HAVE TO STAND OVER THE STOVE...
    BIZYBZZZ BIZYBZZZ 51-55 Dec 7, 2008

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    Always working I feel like my job is never done

    I am a sous chef at a German restaurant.
    soxs45 soxs45 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 3, 2014

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    I have cooked professionally

    for about 7 years now. I have such mixed views about this profession as it has so many good and bad qualities. I love what I do and I'm good at what I do but the money never backs up how hard I have to work. I recently got my first full time sauté position and I love it besides...
    Packie1990 Packie1990 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 6, 2014

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    Disaster

    I was watching Hell's Kitchen. It usually gives me flashbacks to a certain day.   I was working at a restaurant in Lansing, the capitol city of Michigan. Every year there is a special parade, I can't remember the exact occasion now, might have been during riverfest. On that...
    bitterdregs bitterdregs 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 20, 2009

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    Celebrity Chef

    Hi gang, well as the title reads, i am a profession Chef have been in the business for over 40 years. Graduated from CIA in 1969 and got married 2 days later. Will be celebrating my 40 th anniversary in June. Found my soul mate, and my passion for cooking  at an early age...
    skychef skychef 61-65, M Jan 9, 2009

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    Oh casserole, so delicious

    when done right. Soo filling
    skellyton skellyton 26-30, M Apr 29, 2014

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    Always was always will be.

    Even at the young age of 9 or 10 I liked to cook, and for several reasons. I am the oldest of four kids. Two brothers, identical twins 2 years younger and a sister 6 years younger. So it was a way to help out around the house and I got meals I wanted and the way I liked them...
    lowermrdeeds lowermrdeeds 46-50, M Mar 18, 2014

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    Chef Groupie

    This should probably be a confession, but there is nothing sexier than a man that can cook! If there's an open kitchen when I'm dining out, I'm always at the table closest so I can watch the action. I don't know what it is about it that's such a turn on. I've dated eight...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 8, 2010

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    Cooking Is My Wild Heart...

    I love cooking, I say I am a chef, yet I am just a humble student who has burns and scars to show for it. Yea though I walk through the valley of the Mire Poix I still love it. Somedays when I feel like I am a total idiot ruining the hollendaise and burning my sauce I have to...
    thewildheart87 thewildheart87 21-25, F 2 Responses Jan 24, 2008

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    Overweight Chef

    Hi! I'm casting a new women's weight loss show from the producers of Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition. We are looking for ladies who between the ages of 18-35lbs who need to lose 50-85lbs. Please read the details below and let me know if you fit the description and are...
    Casting2012 Casting2012 26-30 Jul 30, 2012

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    Passion In The Kitchen

    I used to hate cooking when I was younger. I always swore that I could never slave over a hot stove until the cooking bug bit me. I started making random dishes or dishes out if the cook book but I would use my Mum & hubby as a Guinea pig because I'm such a picky eater. My...
    thesilentchef thesilentchef 26-30, F Oct 26, 2012

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    My ex just messages me saying "my boyfriend is

    cooking me dinner" my reply was "how are his soufflés" she said "he doesn't know how to make them...." And that is why you should date chefs because I love cooking soufflés! Amongst other foods it's why I'm a CDP at 19 x
    Tomm3y Tomm3y 18-21, M Jan 10

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    I have a question, well a few.

    I am 19 and a sous chef formerly was a pastry chef and a line cook it started baking in a coffee shop when I was 16. Somewhere else offered me a job as sous chef just down the block. The money is a little better but would this slow my progress to become a head chef?
    soxs45 soxs45 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 11, 2014

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    Oh yeah, it's happening.

    Slow roast hungarian oxtail stew... With butternut squash and all the helpings and one sliced habanero. Should be ready by 7. 🙊
    amyleedesign amyleedesign 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2014

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    Working as a full time chef is always fun!

    Do it because I love it and I adore working with food, working on a roast pumpkin and mixed spice dish right now x
    Tomm3y Tomm3y 18-21, M Nov 6, 2014

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    I love a passionate man that ain't afraid to show you off. And blow your in the bedroom. Blow ur mind in the kitchen too I use to date a passionate chef. I think Chefs are pretty...
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    I love tats, I love piercings, I love just being myself, I love being my own chef lol and I just love to express myself different than others. I see myself being a chef or a...
    lilcleaner lilcleaner 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    I really believe my mom hates me. I have a lot of examples. This is one of many: So I was watching the show, Master Chef Junior. They were literally announcing the winner and she...
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    WOW...So me... You are fiercely proud of who you are, and you're not about to change for anyone. You hate it when people try to control you. Responsibilities tend to bum you out...
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    Had one dropped it in beer and a tub of potatoes got it replaced, drop it in soup and tempura (I'm a chef if you're wondering) and I'm now knowing they'll judge me for taking back...
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    So I smoked alittle and made some chef boyardeeeeee!!! And drinking some chocolate milk!!!! Yummmy!!!
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