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    16 Things That Happen In Every Restaurant Kitchen Over Summer

    * crawls into ice machine *

    If you've ever worked in a professional kitchen, you'll understand that summer is the WORST season.

    Don't believe me? Let's take a look at some examples:

    1. Example A: They're hot...

    2. Like, really hot.

    3. So hot that if you were a steak, you'd be overcooked at this point...

    4. And at this point, a circulating fan can only do so much.

    5. Food literally starts melting before it even goes out to the dining room.

    6. So you adapt and come up with tricks for keeping yourself cool...

    7. And go to extreme measures to fight the ungodly amount of sweat you produce...

    8. Seriously, ANY length.

    9. You fight the system and start rolling your pants and sleeves up as far as they possibly can go...

    10. And you keep a quart container filled with water on you at all times...

    11. Or you get creative and find other ways to stay hydrated.

    12. Oh, and don't even THINK about doing any pastry work.

    13. Really, be prepared for some serious baking struggles.

    14. Chocolate work? LOL, not gonna happen either.

    15. Seriously, people go to some pretty extreme measures to keep cool...

    16. Even crawling into ice machines. 🤷🏼‍♂️

    So if you're like so many employees working in hot kitchens this summer, check out these helpful posts to stay cool:

    27 Ingenious Ways To Stay Cool This Summer

    This Might Be The Easiest Way To Stay Cool This Summer

    21 Products For People Who Hate Being Hot

    And if you think your kitchen has become so hot that it's unsafe, you can always file an OSHA complaint to report unsafe work conditions.

    Stay cool, chefs! 🔥