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YOUNG COOKS – CREATE YOUR FUTURE

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It may not look the same and they may have never written it down, but this is their method of operation. [] LOOK THE PART Take pride in your appearance and the sharpness of your uniform. Treat the job as something enormously important and the uniform as a symbol of everything that is good about the profession.

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OUR DAILY BREATH: POST COVID KITCHENS – GET READY

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Hand washing will become an even more critical standard in restaurants. [] REQUIRED OUTSIDE LAUNDERING OF UNIFORMS. Gone will be that favorite T-shirt as a uniform of choice, unwashed shoes, baseball caps, or cargo pants and shorts. [] WORK SURFACE SANITATION PROTOCOL AND TESTING.

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RESTAURANT EYES

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See how many are discounted in your operation. [] Rusted or wilting lettuce in your salads [] Dishwasher water spots on your glassware [] Unlevel dining room tables [] Empty soap or towel containers at hand washing stations. [] Dirty dining room windows [] Burned out light bulbs. [] Server uniforms that are wrinkled. [] Cooks uniforms that are stained. (..)

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COOKS – CLAIM YOUR OWN PATH TO SUCCESS

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We have labored over the effects of this change but have been very slow to reinvent the way that we do business – to once again, create an environment where individuals relish the opportunity to learn and grow as cooks, exhibit passion about the craft, wear their uniforms with pride, and feel great about saying: “I’m a cook!”

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WHY DO YOU COOK?

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Not everyone wants to reach for that position, some are perfectly happy to be excellent cooks – both are needed, and both will find a home in a great kitchen. [] Whenever I put on the uniform of the kitchen, I feel proud of what I do and who I have become: Maybe this seems trivial to some, but to those who are truly dedicated culinarians, pride (..)

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THE RESTAURANT ECO-SYSTEM NEEDS HELP

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Unless they can change their business model and supply ingredients directly to consumers – then wholesalers are left with a greatly diminished amount of business volume. [] Clothing Stores and Uniform Companies: Those local clothing stores take a direct and indirect hit from a faltering restaurant industry.

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KITCHEN RESPECT

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Don’t get me wrong, there is still an abundance of restaurants that do it right and build respect into their core beliefs, but just like a virus – what begins as insignificant can grow to become a systemic problem if left unchecked.

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