I recently hired a new executive chef to work in my fish and seafood restaurant.
I’ve been trying to open a new restaurant on the other side of town and it has been extremely busy.
I interviewed a dozen different shafts before I found the right woman for the job. She comes from a background similar to mine and we have the same taste for seafood. On the day of her interview, she cooked a piece of black cod that was better than any piece of lobster in our restaurant. I hired the woman the same day that we had the interview. She works the night shift 6 days a week. Last Tuesday night, she was working in the kitchen when the AC unit stopped working. Luckily, we have a separate AC unit for the dining room and the kitchen. The AC unit for the kitchen stopped working and everyone was going crazy. The waiters started to panic, but my new executive chef came to the rescue. She took off her apron and went to the supply closet to look at the AC unit. After 10 or 15 minutes, she came back to the line. A few minutes after that, cold air started coming down from the vents again. The executive chef handled the AC repair like a pro. It’s going to be very difficult to keep this smart and clever chef if I don’t have more to offer in the future. She seems capable of opening and running her own place and I know she has three signature dishes that are out of this world.