Thursday, September 17, 2009


Yesterday at work, I got to do something new and exciting. We have started a cross-training program, where my department goes into the kitchen to learn the food/beverage side of what I do. You can't fully learn it in a day, but it's a start.

So yesterday, here's what I did all day and yes of course I was rocking a chef hat, apron and gloves:

-Peeled and cut the largest carrots I have ever seen - Bugs Bunny would have had a heart attack!
-Learned how to pare a potato so it looks like a mushroom (and then did it to 150 potatoes!)
-Used a deli slicer to cut turkey and cheese (yes, I cut the cheese... hahaha)
-Stuffed chicken breasts with sundried tomato and artichoke stuffing - that I helped make stirred once or twice
-Used a really, really big knife to cut up lots of zucchini, squash, mushrooms and tomatoes
-Used a channel slicer to cut carrots and cucumbers

All in all, it was really fun. I felt like I was on Top Chef! Even though I did not help cook the food, just prep it.

The great irony is how afraid I was of cutting myself all day long. I managed to make it out unscathed - and then I go home and do dishes and slice my thumb. Nice.


  1. i'm just glad that bell peppers weren't involved. i recall a "seed confession" from awhile back. and i must say that i'm a bit jealous. while you're learning cool potato cutting tricks, i'm helping a kid who wet their pants. nice.

  2. The cooking sounds amazing!! So impressed!


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