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Only A True Restaurant Worker Can Get 7/10 On This Vocabulary Quiz

You can wok the wok, but can you talk the talk?

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  1. 86
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    To announce something is no longer available
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    A bad cook
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    Having too much of something
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    To call out of work
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    The term "86" is used to announce that something is no longer available.

    It is used to communicate that a menu item has sold out or that a specific ingredient is missing.

    "86 shrimp!"

    The term "86" is used to announce that something is no longer available.
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  2. All day
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    An entire work shift
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    Working a double shift
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    A special order 
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    Altogether
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    All day is another way to say altogether.

    It is generally used as a call back when expeditors call out orders.

    "That's three medium burgers all day, Chef!"

    All day is another way to say altogether.
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  3. Deuce
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    Burnt Food
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    A table that seats two
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    A double ticket
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    Food that is sent back
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    Deuce is another word for a table that seats two.

    Two-top means the same thing.

    "Can you clear that deuce?"

    Deuce is another word for a table that seats two.
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  4. In the weeds
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    Being overwhelmed by work
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    The cold prep station 
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    Being overstaffed
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    The dish station
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    Being "in the weeds" means you are overwhelmed by work.

    This can be caused by falling behind on prep, being double sat, or having too many orders at once.

    "Can I get some help prepping these onions? I am in the weeds..."

    Being "in the weeds" means you are overwhelmed by work.
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  5. Fire
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    An emergency
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    An angry customer
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    The signal to start cooking a dish
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    The secret term for a health inspector
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    Fire is the signal to start cooking a dish.

    It means that a table is ready for their next course and it's time to start cooking.

    "Fire table 7!"

    Fire is the signal to start cooking a dish.
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  6. Stage
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    An open kitchen
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    A kitchen intern
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    The dining room
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    The employee responsible for reservations
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    A stage is a kitchen intern or working interview.

    Stages are (usually) unpaid interns gaining experience or cooks who applied for a position asked to shadow a shift.

    "Have the stage pick the herbs."

    A stage is a kitchen intern or working interview.
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  7. Cover
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    A single customer
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    The secret term for a health inspector
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    An employee who quits during a shift
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    Trying to hide a mistake
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    A cover refers to a diner who eats a meal.

    The term is different than "table" because it refers to a single diner, not a group.

    "How many covers do we have tonight?"

    A cover refers to a diner who eats a meal.
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  8. Mise
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    A free course sent to important diners
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    The kitchen staff
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    Prepped ingredients needed for a station
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    The front of house staff
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    Mise refers to prepped ingredients needed for a station.

    It is short for "mise en place."

    "Did you get your mise done?"

    Mise refers to prepped ingredients needed for a station.
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  9. The pass
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    The door to the kitchen
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    The host stand
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    The area where servers pickup food from the kitchen 
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    A server station
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    The pass is where servers pickup food from the kitchen.

    It is a heated line where servers grab orders.

    "Can I get a runner?! My steak is dying on the pass!"

    The pass is where servers pickup food from the kitchen.
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  10. Salamander
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    An oven
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    A broiler
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    A slow server
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    A slow cook
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    A salamander is a broiler.

    It is used to quickly melt cheese and brown items.

    "Stick it in the salamander for 30 seconds."

    A salamander is a broiler.
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