Sunday, October 17, 2010

30 Hours @ Alinea

I had the opportunity to cook in the best kitchen in the U.S. I now know why the food is as good as it is. I went from dreaming about what it would be like to set foot in a kitchen like this after picking up the Alinea cook book. To eating an amazing 23 course meal in April 2010. And now being able to try out for a job to work for the Michael Jordan (1990's) of cooking Grant Achatz. It was a mind blowing experience. By getting butt kicked every single second, minute, and hour I knew where I measured up with the best in the world. And to clear the air about Alinea, it's not a place that shuts down half of the year for research and development. It's not a playground for chefs that prance around playing with hydro colloids and hope to come up with new original ideas. The chefs here dedicated to the food and service. This place is SERIOUS. They cook clean and precise. When I say clean I mean every 45 minutes we vacuum the carpet and every hour and a half or so we scrub down the entire kitchen.........Will post more thoughts about my stage as the days pass...for now I sleep because I am exhausted.

1 comment:

  1. Old friend.. I am happy to see where your path has taken you and I hope you're doing well. It seems we lost touch somewhere between an old girlfriend and one of the most memorable meals of my life at Roy's. Keep up the good work!