Chef Dubois stood on a chair addressing his crew.
The kitchen-noise subsided as he greeted them all; from sous-chef to hostess, from water-boy to waitress.
His team; exhausted, longing for sleep.
“I have good news… and bad news”
Some smiled, some looked more anxious.
“We have worked hard towards the goal of public acclaim… “
The silence was punctuated by humming from cold-rooms below.
“… you will be pleased… “
The sauce-master winked at a blushing waitresses.
“… for the call I received… “
“… two Guide-Rouge-stars…”
“What’s bad news, then?”, the bartender cried,
“Tomorrow… begins our journey for three stars.”
So this was an effort to tell a story from a world I know next to nothing about… the kitchen and the effort to earn those stars… all the hard work that is needed.
At Friday Fictioneers Chef Rochelle guides us all through the mixed efforts of cooking up word-stews and syllable-sallad. Click on Kermit below for more stories.
September 18, 2019