Every kitchen has its own tone, and every chef has their own language to communicate with their staff.
here are some funny quotes I’ve picked up over the years, and a decoder to help translate what we actually mean
Oui = Yes chef.
Heard = Understood.
What’s your day look like? = I have extra work for you to do.
Be there in 5 min = More like 45 min.
On my way, you need anything? =I just woke up. Sorry I’m late, I will
Plating beef dish now= It’s still on the grill cooking.
Your pay increase will be in your next check = I forgot to tell the accountant we gave you a raise.
We’re in the shits= Things are almost out of control.
Lobsters were not available today because of bad weather on the east coast = I forgot to order lobsters last night
That’s fine = Get out of my face with that bull shit mis en place.
That’s fine = Go do it again it’s wrong.
That’s fine = I will do it myself the right way.
That’s fine = Sometimes it means just that…fine.
Lets push guys = Better start moving or I’m going to lose it