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Old 04-18-2011, 02:48 PM  
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Worked in Food?

I'm kind of curious to see how many people started working in the food industry?
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:34 PM  
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If that includes the Food & Beverage Department, I'm in.
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:58 PM  
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started in food and moved to booze.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:56 PM  
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Started peeling potatoes at a fish & chip shop at age 14, ened up head fry cook at 18, that was enough for me.
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:12 PM  
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At 15 my pop pulled strings and got me a job as a dishwasher for the sub contractor that handled their cafeteria. I loaded & emptied big shallow bins of china & glass. We ran them thru a staged "carwash for plates" that ran at just below boiling point.

Lost the skin on both forearms in 3 days. The only defense was to hold the bin away from your body to prevent scalding. I liked that job. For the next 20 years I had steel forearms and a scary grip.

Kitchens get insane. Lots of drama and cliques are what I recall most.
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At 15 my pop pulled strings and got me a job as a dishwasher for the sub contractor that handled their cafeteria. I loaded & emptied big shallow bins of china & glass. We ran them thru a staged "carwash for plates" that ran at just below boiling point.

Lost the skin on both forearms in 3 days. The only defense was to hold the bin away from your body to prevent scalding. I liked that job. For the next 20 years I had steel forearms and a scary grip.

Kitchens get insane. Lots of drama and cliques are what I recall most.
2 years out of the kitchen and my knuckles are just now growing hair back, I think that's a good thing.
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:01 PM  
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The happiest day in my hotel career was when I graduated from dishwasher to busboy.
And then there was the time....
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:15 PM  
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I was a dishwasher then busboy at a high class restaurant as a kid.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:28 PM  
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By age 15 I was used to being held to adult criteria as a worker. I learned a good deal about several industries as a young worker and I've seen how it helped me later in life.

In PA you really had to beat the bushes to find a kid to cut your lawn. Forget about shoveling snow, they're allergic.
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I never found work hard.
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It was not my first job, but I was a bus boy, and waiter at a hotel restaurant for a while.
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