I apologize that it has been a while sine I’ve talked about my professional career. Something’s change and alter in any ones work path.
I am no longer going to work in Saudi Arabia. As I mentioned before, some things change but it now looks like I have a job as a Chef De Cuisine somewhere else in this big wide world. I will give you more details later about that.
Then myself, the chef, his 2nd in command and met with one of the company directors for a more formal (and nerve wrecking) interview. Let me just say that I was glad when it was over!!
Later that afternoon I went back to the outlet to prepare some of my ingredients that I would need for the next day. Then it was off to bed by 9pm for a good night’s sleep.
Awaking bright and early at 7am, I was in the kitchen by 8am preparing my remaining “mise en place” (my preparation). I choose to make –
White Onion Soup
Minted Spring Pea Risotto, Parmesan Cracker
Roast Lamb Loin, Creamed Potato, Thyme Jus or
Grilled Salmon, Sauté Spinach and Curried Burre Blanc
Roast Plums, Vanilla Mascarpone Cream
It all went well. I was glad it was over and then I went out to join the 2 senior Chefs, the director from the interview and the VP for their thoughts.
They seemed to enjoy it. I feel I got positive feedback from all. All that was left was to clean up my section, say good bye to the chefs in the kitchen and then meet the chef in his office for the finale verdict.
After changing and showering I met with the man who could be my future boss.........................
I did it, I got the job. We now just have to agree on the contract terms and then I’ll be in a new kitchen in a new town.