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How many of us out there have stayed late? How many of us out there have opened early?  Shit, how many of us have come in on our day off?  The answers for the test are as follows: all of us, we all have, and I don’t want to talk about it. If you answered anything else.  You’re nicer than most of us.  And could teach all of us a great deal of patience. But at the same time, we are bothered by a whole other reason. And that reason is the lack of respect that we in the industry...

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Anyone who has ever worked in a kitchen knows all too well that cooking isn’t a job. It’s a lifestyle. And people from all walks of life, come together in the kitchen and give it all they got. Because if you don’t, it will eat you alive. There’s no work to life ratio...

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People on the outside of this lifestyle have no idea the mental strain that someone who cooks has to endure. It can be very brutall at times. All for what, a paycheck? Or is it for the passion? Shit, either way, it’s hardcore. And shows the nature of the beast. It’s true nature at its core. There is no chill. An easy day is a prep day. And days off are almost unheard of sometimes. Oh but that social life has to be the best part? What social life?  Trying to fit a beer or a joint at the end of the day? I’m not sure I’d call that social life.

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Ok so imagine this if you will. You walk in your front door from a 12-hour shift. Service was insane, and all you can think about is grabbing a cold one and sparking a spliff.  Why? Because you need something to relax you more. When you're coming down from a high already. Then it suddenly hits you like knocking your head on a bookshelf you've known the location of for years now. It's the kitchen that's addicting.

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This is where you follow the white rabbit down a hole to seek some truth and answers. Much like when you google your horoscope or subconsciously agree to your fortune cookie thinking that it somehow can predict the outcome of your life. 

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