Just because you can cook a mean meal in the kitchen doesn't mean you're a professional (but props to you anyway!). If there's anything I've learned these past few years, it's to never under estimate anyone who's worked in a kitchen, especially if they've made their way to chef or "chief." They work in a high pressure environment where they've literally seen it all, and they've got the tough skin to prove it.
To give you an idea, we've provided some anonymous confessions from chefs, pastry chefs, and others in the culinary world from the popular application Whisper below. Through their confessions, you can learn about some of their secrets and struggles, including tension with their bosses and dating problems. You can also learn about some of their pet peeves.
If you're interested in learning more, be sure to check out Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential, where he provides an unfiltered look at his journey from dishwasher to one of the world's most famous chefs and TV personalities.
#1. Note to all the freeloaders.
It isn’t all about you. Respect someone’s craft by supporting them instead of expecting it for free.
#2. A Message to All the Haters
There isn’t a certain way anyone is supposed to look. You can’t always judge a book by its cover!
#3. Working Ungodly Hours
Wonder if she’d ever be interested in someone from work? We’re sure it could be either a big hit or a big miss…
#4. A Tricky Situation
If your superior is willing to put other people’s lives at risk, it’s best to look somewhere else.
#5. Deal Breakers
Looks like this chef is anti-vegetarian. That’s alright, there’s someone for everyone.