LINE COOKS – THE KITCHEN WARRIORS

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Every day, every night in the kitchen is the culmination of hours of preparation for battle. Similar to any pre-determined military skirmish or battle on the athletic field – preparing for service requires a definitive strategy, detailed organization, respect for the chain of command, exhaustive training, nerves of steel, and a determination to win. Those who call themselves line cooks are the soldiers of the kitchen or the first-string offense or defense on the gridiron. These are the best that a restaurant has to offer – they are crusty, determined, confident, and full of energy. These line cooks are an interesting breed – they are warriors.

Anthony Bourdain described them as swashbuckling pirates who have an uncanny ability to face adversity with the desire to conquer whatever is thrown their way. They wear their scars, burns, cuts, and bruised muscles as prizes that demonstrate commitment to the end goal and…

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