Lessons from the food industry

I've never worked in a kitchen, but I've been a waitress in more than one establishment, so I can relate to some of this article about 23 important life lessons from the restaurant world. This one, about how to respond to a particular kind of ugliness, has a much broader application than the food industry: "You just have to get over it and remind yourself never to be like that in your own life." It's similar to advice I received many years ago about slander: "Live so that no one will believe it of you." There's also no disputing the high value of being close to a good chef who's always cooking new things he wants people to try out.

1 comment:

douglas said...

I think everyone should work in retail or food service at least once in their life. It teaches you a lot about people, and yourself, if you let it.

This also reminds me of one of the best pieces of advice I was ever told to give my daughter- 'don't get too carried away by how a guy treats you, pay attention to how he treats the waiter/waitress'.