Better than folding laundry
Jan. 5, 2010 3:23 pm
Updated: Jan. 9, 2010 7:37 am
Decided to avoid the pile of clean laundry on my bed & punch in on the blog instead. It's been several months since I've written. Hope all is well with those watching the blog.
Pretty ho-hum on the hairnet lady front. I haven't taken any of them out yet, even though it would have been desereved. I recently hired a culinary arts student from a local community college, hoping that she would have at least some basic cooking skills & enthusiasm for the job. Turns out there is plenty of enthusiasm in there, but very little common sense. So many of these kids (culinary students)grew up on video games & Emeril, usually watching both at the same time, while texting to their friends. I think this generation Z as I call it, have the ability to multitask, but cannot finish anything or complete an entire thought. My wife & I use to laugh during Emeril (this was before we threw the television out the back door after one too many episodes of Oprah). We would have been much more interested to see his assistants working before the show, making sure the creme brulee recipe wasn't a flop. BAM.
I guess I should be happy that my new cook can read & follow a recipe, but once again I think the mothers & grandmothers that use to teach their kids to cook are quickly dying off. There is little common sense left in most kitchens. I once hired a 19 year old mother who had no idea how to make a grilled cheese sandwich. Most anyone with a GED can read a recipe & follow directions, but few have the ability to call themselves a "cook," much less a chef.
Alas the laundry is not going away any time soon - better get it folded before I'm forced to sleep in it.
Belated Happy New Year!
The Hospital Foodie