To Prep a Prep Cook
Steps are a key issue in our everyday life. From the way we wake up, to the way we go to bed, and everything in between. For example the way we set up food before we consume it. I will explain the way I set up to prepare food for my job at Chili's in Port Charlotte. My mental state, and sanity are very crucial factors. My co-workers and their morale. Another key for sucess is my body. Runinng back and forth to stock my station, utensils and preparing food. Even the way I talk to other crew members is a vital step to succeed at work.
As a young boy, my father instilled on me the advantages of a hard days work. One thing he always told me was " You got to love what you do, and if you don't, fake it." Luckily enough. I like what I do. Being a cook at Chili's sounds like a cake walk. But in actuality it is a physically and mentally grueling task. Or like me and my friends say a feat. A sound mind and a strong body is essential to perform my job. Before I go into work everyday, I have ussually have a lot on my mind. Basic everyday problems of a young man. Girls, bills, family, what movie I'm gonna see next and where I'm gonna get the money to do so. Just everyday problems. Before I go into work and I'm downing that last ciggarette, I completely cloud my mind with work. What has to be done, who hasn't done it, what managers are working, and who is going to be standing next to me for company.
Most of the time it's my long time friend Frank. I call him the "Jewish Marlon Brando". And his pet name for me is the "Indian Johnny Depp". The first time we met until this day we have arguments over nothing. He eventually became my best friend and mentor. He has taught me everything I know about the restaurant. When I get mad or frustrated, I can always rely on Frank to put me in my place to cheer me up. Lately he's been cheering me up by saying my hair looks like Farah Fawcett's. He is my favorite person to work with at Chil's. The rest of the guys...