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I Am a Chef

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

    ins can't wait for the night to begin.
    soxs45 soxs45 18-21, M Jan 23, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    I am thinking about taking an apprenticeship in

    study as a professional chef any advise Plz would be amazing
    nbdash nbdash 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 16, 2015

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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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    I am a chef and I truly do love it.

    I can't imagine myself doing anything else.
    BDos BDos 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 14, 2015

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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
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 10, 2015

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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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    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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    Burned the hell out of my hand tonight mid rush.

    .. Partial palm, partial thumb, a tag on the wrist and arm... Only dropped two garlic knots out of a full sheet tray... Ice bath, vinegar soak, 1000mg Tylenol, two shots vodka, 1 pint coffee stout, slice of cheese pizza, pop the blister, antiseptic, ice pack = good as new...
    Debro85 Debro85 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 24, 2008

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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 Sep 17, 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 51-55, M Mar 18, 2014

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    Clarified Stock

    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jan 19, 2015

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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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    Got a set of £700 global knives I love more

    than most people, they are my prised possession and feel lost with out them when I'm in the kitchen... I also left them on the backseat of my car over night and most of today as it is my day off... Luckily they were still there when I realised what I had done with them
    ril3yx ril3yx 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 16, 2015

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    First day at a new job is always the worst.

    Learning a new menu and getting to know a new staff. This new job is different in working with students. I've trained people before but never have worked with students. I can't wait to show them what I know and pick their brains as well. It's only a part time gig though I took...
    soxs45 soxs45 18-21, M Aug 25, 2015

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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
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 6, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    HAVE YOU EVER HAD A CHEF THAT WAS SUPER ANGRY?

    ! Do you know a chef who is always losing their temper? Always swearing and shouting? If so, we want to hear from you. TV show Britain Sees Red: Caught on Camera, shown on ITV, are looking to film an angry chef for our upcoming series. You can contact me on 0207 430 4483 or...
    BritainSeesRed BritainSeesRed 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 5, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    Tonight is my first night

    as a Chef de Cuisine/head chef. I was a Sous for 2 years I've been in the industry since I was 15 started cooking when I was 16.
    soxs45 soxs45 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    Related Experiences

    My mother is a chef and she puts a lot of pressure on me to cook well. Often she comes back from work too tired to cook for us so I usually have to cook for the family and she can...
    ErinC1990 ErinC1990 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I saw one of chef Gary Rhodes cookery shows some time ago, and he was in Glasgow for the annual celebration of Scotland's national poet Robert Burns. And as it was my great, great...
    LadyTea LadyTea 56-60, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    My feet look forward to reacquainting with the sand this clear, starry night. It has been too long. My first totally free evening back in Fort Lauderdale, I was unfazed when the...
    beachg0y beachg0y 41-45, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    really only the last two years I started cooking I'm no chef by no means but I enjoy making things no one douse anymore like scalloped taters from scratch
    ulonely2 ulonely2 36-40, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I need to start doing something about my life. Haven't been taking antjdepressions for one year, they made me feel extremely moody. I'm a coloured person, the nurses I seen and...
    JunkFoodJunkie JunkFoodJunkie 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I love my mom, I really do but something has been bothering. Well, I talked to her recently and the topic went to about her being molested as well as a child by a family member of...
    XcookiexbakerXx XcookiexbakerXx 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    x00A0;211).3 Les auteurs font amplement usage de certains concepts sans pour autant en préciser de manière claire le contenu. Ainsi, quand il est question de la démocratisation...
    owsanfenro owsanfenro 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I love food and I love to cook :)
    AshleyForest AshleyForest 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    The following story actually applies to a friend of mine. A couple of years ago, my friend and I, along with his then-girlfriend, celebrated my birthday by having dinner at a 1950...
    PhillyAutismGuy PhillyAutismGuy 26-30, M 4 days ago

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