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27 Things That Will Make Every Chef's Blood Boil

Taste before you salt.

1. Blunt knives.

2. Cross contamination by someone who has no idea what they're doing.

3. A dirty kitchen.

4. Having to cook in someone else's kitchen.

5. Picky eaters with unrealistic expectations.

6. When someone asks you "what's your specialty?"

7. When another chef (or waiter) messes with your station and then doesn't clean it up.

8. When someone finishes the last of something and then doesn't tell anyone.

9. Or when someone finishes the last of something AND THEN PUTS THE EMPTY CONTAINER BACK IN THE PANTRY

10. People who hover around you while you cook.

11. Someone asking for something not even on the menu.

12. Empty containers, in general, just splashin' about inside the cupboards.

13. Knives in the dishwasher.

14. Metal tongs etc. used on non-stick pans.

You are breaking my soul.

15. When someone seasons a dish without tasting first.

16. Which leads to over-salting...

17. Someone promising to clean if you cook and then not cleaning AT ALL.

18. When this happens:

19. Bags that are unsealed.

20. And things that need to be wrapped not getting wrapped. Don't do that.

21. People who ask for their meat "well done."

22. People who show up just before closing.

23. The ticket machine not working.

24. Or leaving, coming back, and seeing someone has just let the tickets pile up.

25. When customers send back a dish because they didn't realise what their order was.

26. Trying to convince others that table salt and sea salt are very different.

27. And living with people who just don't get it.