Monday, January 25, 2010

The kitchen SUPERVISOR- KS extraordinaire

High from his perch, the kitchen supervisor takes his job seriously. Watching, taking stock, ever present and always keeping the final product in mind. QC folks... it is all about quality control!

Are the egg rolls even? Is there enough of them? Does the filling look right? Is there enough ginger, but not too much?
It is an endless job.

One that requires constant vigilance and patience. An occasional throat clearing brings the cook back to the reality of the moment. Her distractions...gone. All under the gentle guidance of the KS.

His knowledge developed over years of watching, learning, internalizing. He knows all the secrets. The pumpkin gnocchi with gorgonzola? He knows when there is not enough cheese.
He watches, making sure not too much semolina is added. He loves gnocchi when it is light, delicate, unlike the supermarket bullets they pass for gnocchi... He remains vigilant as she rolls them.
Gnocco after gnocco... the gnocchi are almost done...

Wait- The KS looks over the stove. That smell... Hey... The olive bread and sun dried tomato bread are done. She notices his nose twitching she checks. He is right! 32 seconds left on the timer. As if he needs a timer!

Beautiful! You did make some plain bread for the KS, right?? Ingrate! Oh OK, gnocchi will do as payment.

The job of a KS is never done because quality control is NO accident!

Thank you JD, KS extraordinaire!



Mommy, I'm Home said...

JD has Chica's dream job....

silvieon4 said...

Chica, there is always room for one more! Come on down!