I Am a Chef

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 171 People

    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

    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

    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
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    4 Responses Jan 15, 2009

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2008

    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
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 6, 2014

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

    ins can't wait for the night to begin.
    soxs45 soxs45
    22-25, M
    Jan 23, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 25, 2013

    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
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 8, 2016

    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

    NEW Invention

    Dec 7, 2008

    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
    22-25, M
    Aug 25, 2015

    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
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    Jan 10, 2015

    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
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 6, 2014

    Always working I feel like my job is never done

    I am a sous chef at a German restaurant.
    soxs45 soxs45
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 3, 2014

    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

    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

    Oh casserole, so delicious

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

    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
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 11, 2014

    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


    ! 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
    Aug 5, 2015

    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...
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    2 Responses Jul 8, 2010

    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


    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. 
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    Oct 24, 2009

    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
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    Nov 6, 2014

    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
    31-35, F
    Oct 26, 2012

    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
    2 Responses Feb 26, 2009

    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
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 8, 2015

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    Sep 17, 2014


    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

    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
    22-25, M
    Sep 16, 2015


    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
    4 Responses Jun 13, 2008

    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

    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

    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
    Jul 30, 2012
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