So a day in the life? How about today?
Phone alarm at 8:00 am, might actually get out of bed 45 minutes later, during which time I am laying in bed checking Etsy, e-mail, Blogger and twitter feeds.
8:50 Green juice for breakfast- 3 apples, 3 celery stalks, 1 peeled lemon, 1/2 bag of spinach and a chunk of fresh ginger :) Get everyone else fed and watered.
9:15 Load the dishwasher and start some laundry while waiting for a friend to arrive.
10:00 Take said friend into a possibly city owned field for some Wild Pear picking while trying to avoid getting arrested for trespassing.
10:30 Quick stop at my favorite Thai place for some Salad rolls with chile garlic sauce for lunch. Also some easy shopping for a Chef's event I have on Monday.
Noon- Back home to check e-mail and to skype with my husband who is out of the country at the moment :(
12:15 I have almost two hours left to go upstairs and spend time taking photos and do some Etsy business.
2:20 Quick shower and dress for work, this is always easy because I basically wear a Chef's uniform each day. (I only get to dress like a civilian about two days a week).
2:50 Drop packages off at Post Office - I love my post office, I bring them carrot cake to ensure great service. It works like a charm!
3:00 Work! Go over the days happenings, prep lists, issues, deliveries etc with my sous chef. Start prepping my Expo station.
By 6:00 the specials have to be ready for dinner service along with all kitchen stations and regular menu items. Today's specials are Soup- San Miguel potato and Lime , Salad- Endive with Blue Crab, Citrus and Chipotle vinaigrette, Appetizer- Pastrami Smoked Pork Belly with Petite Biscuits and Apricot Jam, Catch- Pan sauteed flounder with caper tomato relish. Entree- Grilled Lamb Souvlaki with Tomato Bread salad and mint, Risotto- Roasted Garlic with Oyster Mushrooms and Prima Donna Cheese, Vegetarian- Walnut and Creole Rice Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Medallions with Sweet Potato Gravy, Dessert- Fig pastry with Sea Salted Caramel gelato.
9:30 Dinner service begins to slow down, prep for tomorrow's wedding reception at the restaurant begins, Brown butter Ice cream, White Chocolate Ganache and a few other last minute things will be on my radar. A quick family meal made for the staff has to happen at some point. Nothing fancy really, we will eat anything.
11:00 Restaurant closes and the last of the clean up happens. I double check notes for tomorrow, any last minute grocery items needed or other important notes.
11:15 Hendricks Gin and Yuzu juice on the patio with the rest of the crew.
11:45 Home again, let out the dog, let in the cat. Take another shower and maybe spend a few minutes checking for sales, e-mails. Fall asleep while watching any episode of The West Wing on dvd.
thanks for reading,
p.s. do ya'll like reading interviews? i sure like doing them.