Spoons, forks, knives, tobasco, salt, etc. All the condiments. Behind there is a juice bar with also milk and water. No soda.
Bakers district. This is off limits to production and prep cooks for the sake of safety. As you can see to the left... these girls do the good stuff... cookies, pastries, BREADS, oh my.
My first task this morning was to do up a Spanish rice. 10 qts. rice, 20 qts. water, butter, cumin, x-hot cayenne, parprika, salt n pepper, tomato puree. The way I did... first put rice into 10 lined sheet pans. Add 1/3 lb. butter and spices. Then add water and cover with foil. Throw into oven for 35 min.
This is what it came out to be. Once done in the oven I pull it out, stir it, then throw it into a hotbox as seen above. Right away it was brought out to the buffet line.
Here's the crowd just comming in to eat it. Out of the 10 sheet trays we went through 9. That's a really good turn out they told me. Your lucky to get 8 consumed. It was the x-hot cayenne that tweaked the spanish rice to perfection. Twas awesome in a tortilla with shredded mozo cheese and picadillo.
At 3 p.m. I finished my buddy Justin needed some help with the BBQ ribs. :) So I stuck around to help him. Justin is from California and flew down with me. A real chill dude, age 29. He is soon to be a Sous Chef, one of my bosses. Oh ya, I'm the youngest cook in the kitchen. Everyone I know is at least 26. In the background is another Sous Chef, Johnny. Big feller from Alaska who just got back from working on a pipeline station. I really connect with the big guys from Alaska.
Just some more ribs. Well it's 4 p.m. and I like to get to bed by 9 p.m. I may got hit up the gym finally today. THEY HAVE A BOXING BAG! Justin and I talked about it today, since all we really have to do is cook and explore the icey trails on our days off, why not perfect ourselves a bit more. So of course I'm going to exercise a bunch and work on my innerself.