Invited to "work" at Roy's (Maui)! Squeee!!!

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  1. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed Gold Member

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    Okay, so I'm a bit of a foodie and amateur chef (as in have applied for Chopped Amateurs, waiting on a callback) with some here-and-there culinary training and experience, but nothing "professional."

    We had my wife's birthday dinner at Roy's in Kaanapali list night and while talking to the GM about the dinner, Hawaii experiences, and how their kitchen ran (we had a great view of "the pass") I made the offhand comment that I'd come wash dishes just to see from the inside how their kitchen ran. The GM looked at me and said "would you like to join us in the kitchen tomorrow night for dinner? We can put you to work!"

    I'm supposed to call her back this morning to talk about when, and I'm out looking for something appropriate to wear to work in a kitchen (being on vacation, I didn't bring anything) this morning. May sound strange to some to want to work in a kitchen on vacation, but this is an experience I can talk about for a long, long time. :)

    I can't wait!

    PS - I'm of the full understanding that "lucky" will describe simply observing in the kitchen. I'm under no pretense that I'm going to be allowed to cook anything, especially given how outclassed I'll be by the other trained, experienced folks. Just sayin', "that's hot!"
     
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    Cool.
     
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  3. Mike Reed

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    Had a GREAT night with a fantastic kitchen crew. Got my hands working from the get-go, arrived in time for evening prep and worked through the dinner service. Once the exec gave me the okay and the sous saw I knew my way around a knife it was off to the races. I played a small part, but a very active part for someone brand new to an obviously experienced kitchen crew.

    I'm going to write a blog post about it with a pic or three, suffice it to say it was a great night (and I should make MUCH better risottos at home now, as well as some better techniques for several veggies).
     
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    Wow Mike!

    Sounds like you had a true "Once in a lifetime" experience. Can't wait to read about it and see the pics!
     
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  5. konoyaro

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    Very cool!
    Was Mr. Yamaguchi on hand while you were there?
     
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  6. Mike Reed

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    No, Chef Yamaguchi wasn't there. The exec chef at this location is Chef Joey Macadangdang. Very professional, very experienced, very personable.

    Sent from my iPhone using milepoint
     
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    jealous!
     
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  8. Mike Reed

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    Teaser pic (blog post to be written tomorrow morning from the Boardroom in SEA):
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    Man oh Man. Wish I could have been there. (Out front of course, always up for a good meal)
     
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    I'm a foodie and obviously jealous. Congrats on a great opportunity! :)
     
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  11. Betty Boop

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    Wow Mike! Awesome experience. On my 'bucket list' to cook with a professional staff. Looking forward to the blog. And congrats !!!
     
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    I am sure it was a memorable experience :)
     
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    Congratulations.....now on to the Master Chef competition for you.
     
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    Sounds like an awesome experience.
     
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  15. Mike Reed

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    I've applied for Chopped. Need to be able to make a casting call for MasterChef.
     
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    Good luck.
     
  17. Mike Reed

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    Very, very cool.
     

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