… just as fast as you can…
… or you’ll burn your hands on hot hot plates!!!
Yup, today I started food running. The idea behind food running is really very simple. You run food to tables. Mainly entrées. But if you have the time to help out with appetizers and desserts, then that’s all good too. As a food runner, you also have to keep the condiments (ketchup and tartar) topped up, and make sure there’s enough bread been baked, and butter in dishes to go with the bread.
There’s a whole load of stuff about learning seat numbers, and being able to take food to the right guest without “cattle calling”, but guests have a habit of moving, and some servers don’t use seat numbers properly. And then there’s things about which way round certain dishes have to be placed, but all in all it’s quite simple.
However, simple does not mean easy. Mentally, it’s easy. Physically… not so much. I’m used to carrying plates back home, and moving around in a fast paced environment. Unfortunately, I haven’t done that for 6 months now… I’ve lost the knack! Podium pace of life is so much slower, and even when it’s fast (in chippy, for eg), you don’t have to run around or carry heavy plates. But I’m sure it’ll all come back to me… in the mean time, I’m rather tired.
So, sleep is needed for little me. Tomorrow I will become chef Vikki, and don my chef’s whites, and spend a day in the kitchen! Fun times! 😀