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Updated on Aug 10, 2019. Posted on Apr 24, 2017

25 Signs You Went To Culinary School

*cuts potato into a tournée shape*

1. You "86" everyday objects.

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86 chicken! 86 my bank account! 86 my life!

2. You fight the urge to yell "HOT BEHIND" or "SHARP" in public places.

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Gotta get people to move somehow...

3. You have your own recipe for "stain remover."

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Bleach + borax + salt = clean whites.

4. You have shown up to a stage wearing a toque.

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And quickly learned NOBODY wears toques in the real world.

5. You know how to perform a tournée cut.

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Why would you EVER cut a potato like this?

6. You know that side towels are a hot commodity.

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"Does that towel have my name on it?"

7. You think it's completely normal for classes to start at 2 a.m.

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Why must baking classes start SO early?

8. You always have the best/weirdest leftovers in your fridge.

What can I make with turkey gravy, dried lavender, and macarons?

9. You have Sharpies all over your room, car, and locker, but never when you need them.

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How does this happen?

10. You know just how much facial hair you can get away with.

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Which is basically none.

11. Your dorm room has turned into a professional knife-sharpening service on more than one occasion.

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"Anyone have a 1,000 grit?"

12. You know that quart containers are actually just adult sippy cups.

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They hold the PERFECT amount of iced coffee to get you through class.

13. You know how TERRIBLE it feels to go to class hungover.

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Making fish stock at 4 a.m. while hungover = DEATH.

14. You resist yelling "CORNER" every time you turn an aisle at the grocery store.

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You can NEVER be too careful.

15. Your fridge is FIFO'ed, ServeSafe compliant, and blue-taped.

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MUST. FIFO. EVERYTHING.

16. You know how to get yourself to class NO. MATTER. WHAT.

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Because you knew if you skipped you would have a 90% chance of failing.

17. You are constantly reaching for your phantom arm Sharpie.

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And realizing it doesn't exist...

18. You fight the urge to respond "YES, CHEF" to your non-culinary bosses.

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The ONLY way to respond to authority.

19. You slapped the bag in the walk-in on more than one occasion...

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And were terrified your chef would find out.

20. Your classmates don't recognize you in civilian clothing.

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"You have long hair?!"

21. You secretly love swapping burn/scar stories with everyone.

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"Oh, this one? That was from bread class."

22. You still have panic attacks every time your alarm goes off.

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AM I LATE TO CLASS?! DID I OVERSLEEP?!

23. You use the phrase "in the weeds" during daily conversation.

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My life will forever be "in the weeds."

24. You still remember your signature tape color.

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Or pattern...

And although it kicked your butt, getting that crystal-clear consommé was worth every murky mistake.

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