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Monthly Archives: July 2009

Roof Color Change

Earlier this summer Secretary Chu was in London talking about “cool roofs”. For those of you not down with the lingo, a cool roof is a flat topped roof painted white. Desert cultures have long known about the benefits of white stucco, which reflects heat. As opposed to black, which absorbs heat. Chu says he […]

Isolation vs. Team

Last night was my second training shift on garde manger, the salad and dessert station. It was a lot more fun than cleaning dishes and scrubbing greasy pots. After a month of learning how to prep much of the food we make, finishing dishes and plating them was rewarding. There are close to 30 salads […]

Small cuts and scrapes

In the second blog post of a short series about my new adventures in the restaurant world, I’d like to share with you, dear reader, the satisfaction that comes with earning new calluses.

Dishwater hands

It’s been 11 days since I started my new job as a dishwasher/prep cook at High Hammock in Pawleys. I couldn’t have found a better restaurant to work for, even if most of my time is spent in the “dish pit”. It has been very physical, however, and my hands have taken quite a beating. […]

New Employment

Earlier this month I started working as a dishwasher/prep cook at High Hammock Restaurant, here in Pawleys. This was the best option I could find, as none of the HVAC companies I queried were hiring summer helpers. When I told a friend that I was washing dishes, he told me, “that’s an honest day’s work.” […]