Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Greatest Kitchen In The World

So as most of you know I have been in the restaurant business for several years now, like 13 years now. I have worked in many different styles of kitchens with hundreds of different menus and recipes. Everything from short order diner style breakfast, to $100 a plate fine dining. Fast food to Chinese. I am now working in a Greek/Italian kitchen. It was featured on the tv show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives about two months or so ago. I have never worked hand in hand as successfully as I am now working with Tony. He is one of the most laid back and talented chefs I have ever known, much less been able to stand in the trenches with. Tony and myself run the kitchen 6 nights a week side by side and handle to masses of North Pole Alaska. We open it and shut it down every time. We are to the point that we work together and never miss a beat. We have our menu and timing, and techniques down pat. I wish I could put into words whats its like when him and I are tossing a $34.95 Filet to each other at the far ends of the cook line. And slinging pizza pies over my head to stretch them out for all the hungry people in town. We jam to the radio and sing and dance the nights away with one of the best crews I have ever seen. This is one of those places that every person has their own particular spot, and the rest of us know that we can't fill that spot. The servers know to stay out of our way and we know to leave their salad counter alone. They keep us filled with drinks all night and we feed them when they get hungry. But anyway on to what I wanted to share with you all. This is the clip of the show that we were featured on and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


T-T-Tommy said...

Ray... great article! I'm sure you meant "SHUT" it down, right? lol

Ray Jordan said...

yes I did mean shut it down, man everyone caught that slip up. My bad.

Cynthia said...

Well, I'm trying to catch up on my blog reading! Sorry I haven't been by here in several weeks. My own blog is sadly neglected right now. :P I'm glad you enjoy the people and place where you work, and I can't wait to watch the video! We love you and are praying for you, Raymond!

Cynthia (and Joel and Morgan and Aydan and Daniella and Abigail, too)