The level of entitlement with young cooks is pretty gross right now. It’s been pretty bad with white boys for some time now. But now it’s off the charts.
It used to be that you couldn’t get a kid right out of culinary school to execute a consistent dish without trying to be Davinci. Now you still have that problem but that’s when they show up to work.
A lot of the entry-level cooks want management titles to go along with their lack of amplitude & jacked-up attitude.
I’ve seen this in resort towns & small towns. In the city in a hustling & bustling restaurant, theirs no room for this & you will get squeezed out quickly & an immigrant will typically make them look like the worthless piece of shit that they are.
It’s kind of funny how Chef movies are like boxing movies in the ’80s. I’m glad that being in the Restaurant industry is now more of an honorable profession versus what it used to be. I tell young kids if you want to be gold just show up to work. Yup, that’s where we’re at.
It used to be. I’m gonna work under as many great Chefs as you can & learn as much as you can before your thirty & then become a great Chef. Instead you see talented kids come right out of the gate & demand to be a Chef. Their food is typically trash. If you’re lazy & entitled, it’s going to show on the plate.
It may sound like I’m generalizing. I’m aware of that. Okay, I might know a few good cooks that aren’t immigrants. But they know they’re good & will bounce on their employer for a dollar more an hour.
Restaurants are really being held hostage right now. Places have to close they don’t have staff. Newspaper ads & internet adds don’t get anywhere. I can’t blame the good cooks who can’t be bothered & exercise their earning power. Especially when places are offering huge sign-on bonuses.