I have fired people who can’t suffer their setbacks and petty failures. If they go down early and spend the rest of their five hour shift that way, it threatens to sink the whole boat, and that can’t happen just because you burned your first omelette and you had to refire it. You’ve got to get your GI Jane on..
If you have a nice, serene, happy environment where your cooks are calm, I believe that it affects the food and everything turns out better.
There’s not a day that doesn’t pass that I don’t have a couple of Diet Pepsis. That’s usually my nightcap. I know it sounds crazy but when I come home from working and everyone’s sleeping, there’s nothing like a little Diet Pepsi and the eleven o’clock news.
My Go To Drink
My go-to drink at the end of the night is an ice-cold beer. A cup of earl grey with a splash of milk also hits the spot.
A Good Drink…
…helps to alleviate stress and numbs you to the trivial concerns of a broken society – and to any possible burns or cures that occur as a result of cooking drunk.
I Love Feeling Scared….
It makes the whiskey taste better at the end of the night.
Fear Makes You DEVELOP!
Fear makes you develop. It is crucial to the creative process.
The Day You Relax…
…is the day that it’s all going to crumble down.
When I visualize a desert on the plate…
“When I visualize a desert on a plate, it’s an inside-out experience. I envision taking a bite of the desert-how does it taste? How does it feel in my mouth? The plating comes last, after I have figured out the flavor elements”. -Emily Luchetti