Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Big News - Plate

Who needs a week off??? I got a call from the Executive Chef, Todd Wells, at Plate World Cuisine yesterday out of the blue. Plate is a fine dining restaurant that I've been popping my head in to over the past few weeks at the advice of Chef Dave, my instructor at Paragon Culinary School. Chef Dave put in a good word for me with the souf chef and I got to talk to Chef Todd last week briefly. He told me that things were rough and that he'd be lucky if he didn't have to let someone go, let alone hire a new body. Well, as I said, I got a call from him out of the blue yesterday and he offered me a job. (YES!!) Man, I'm so excited to be working at this place. I'll be starting off in the pantry, but he said if I work hard that he'll move me up quickly. We'll see, hopefully I can start cooking on the line within a 2 or 3 months. That would be sick.

I'll try to get some pictures, but only if I can do it incognito. I don't want to look like the idiot new guy culinary student who is so happy to be working in a real kitchen, even though that's what I am. In the meantime, check out their website:


Cara said...

sincere congratulations!! i'm looking forward to hearing stories from the back of the house.

i don't remember if i recommended this link to you before, but here's an interesting blog written from the perspective of a fine dining line cook/sous chef:

The Real Deal said...

FINALLY! You all heard it...he admits that he's an idiot!

Seriously, I'm stoked for ya bro. The "dream" is coming alive!

Wendy said...


redredsteve said...

cara: I check Richie's blog daily and write to him every now and then with questions and comments. Thanks for the link.