In the Future, Tense

October 10, 2009

Kitchen Observation

Filed under: Uncategorized — carolynanderson09 @ 8:26 pm
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restraunt kitchenLast night I had my notion of what constitutes a hard day’s work  radically altered.

Last night I had a chance to observe the line at Zingerman’s Roadhouse.

I’ve been reading a lot about professional restaurants lately.  I’m under contract to write 2 books with a main character who is a chef in a New York restauraunt, and, as you can imagine, research is needed, but this was the first time I’d had a chance to actually stand and watch a full blown dinner rush from behind the scenes.

I’m also a regular customer at the Roadhouse.  The service is always good, the food is always excellent, so I was confident I was going to get a look at a well-run establishment.  It’s easy to find kitchen horror stories these days.  I wanted a look at a place that works well from the bottom up.

And this is what I have to say:  Wow.

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