We’ve previously highlighted the things that drive all chefs crazy, from little niggles to apoplectic rage-inducing – indeed it’s something chef and writer Paul Sorgule picked up on in this brilliant piece for us. We also opened the floor to our readers, who didn’t hold back when it came to sharing the things that nearly push them over the edge every day. So, we’ve decided to draw up a list of universal peeves all chefs can relate to.
Here then, in no particular order, are 30 things that drive chefs crazy. We’re sure you’ll recognise many of these with a shudder. Any missing? Let us know over on our Facebook page.
30 things that drive chefs crazy
1. Undependable vendors
2. Salespeople who don’t know their products
4. Not showing up with no call
5. Dull knives
6. Lack of respect for ingredients
7. Not labelling and dating
9. Things not returned to their proper place
10. Cleanliness, both personal and around the kitchen
11. Asking others to taste before tasting yourself
12. Not being ready
14. Rude customers
15. Not doing your job to the best of your ability
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