Updates!

The New York trip is almost over, sorry about the lack of posts over the past week, I have been incredibly busy! No worries though, because over the next couple of weeks I have an incredible amount of content coming! I also have something special planned that will start hitting next week! Thank you all […]

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Intro to New York

I flew into NYC recently, for anyone who hadn’t been, NYC is about eight times bigger than Chicago, which makes it absolutely enormous, I went to school in upstate New York, so I’ve been to the city before, I used to cater on the weekends and we would take weekend trips to check out green […]

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The Order/fire system and the rail.

There’s a good chance most of you have no idea what this means. Let’s break it down. Order/fire system is pretty simple. A ticket comes in, fire the stuff that needs to go now, order items that need to come out later. Here’s an example, salad is the appetizer so it goes out first, so […]

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Culinary School.

There is a big debate about culinary school in the service industry. On one hand, it is an education. On the other hand, you can get the same education working and honing your craft. Both ways are completely acceptable. Let’s pro/con it out. Culinary School is an investment. It takes time and a lot of […]

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Basic Books

Reading is important. It is especially important to young cooks or anyone who wants to learn the basics in the most efficient way possible. Cookbooks are something that I’ve cherished for a long time.  They’ve taught me almost as much as working has. Working in restaurants makes you fast, clean and flexible. Books make you […]

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Giant Pt.2

Let’s get back to Giant for a second. There is some real pride and thought that goes into every dish at Giant. It’s more than just solid cooking, It’s years of experience with a twist. It’s fun and playful. It’s like your mom had a stroke while making dinner and it came out incredible. The […]

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Industry Tattoos

We have tattoos. A lot of tattoos. We get tattoos for different reasons, and they are all personal. Really at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter. I know people that get tattoo’s because they have something they want to remember ( Friend passing, Child born, girlfriend) but, I also know people who get […]

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HOW TO STAGE.

The word Stage comes from the french word stagiaire (sta‧gi‧ai‧re). Stagiaire means trainee, or intern. In france, Stage is interchangeable with commis or volontaire. One of those means guest Chef, and the other means volunteer. If you are in culinary school, or exiting high school, and you plan to cook in a high level kitchen, […]

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