"Should a cook squander anything, ever?" Thomas Keller
Thursday, July 29, 2010
The script is over rated
Last Friday we did a four coarse cooking demo for a group of about 30 at the Plantation. Not the most orchestrated luncheon,(how could it be when your cooking and plating for 30 people on the spot) but a huge success. The guest appreciate that your not following a script verbatim and your thinking your feet a little. Just doing what comes natural to you, cooking and being hospitable. It forces you to connect with the guest a little more and be less robotic. A steady flow of wine and humor helps too. I've never been much of shmoozer but this was fun. The food was good, the guests absolutely loved it and it helped me rekindle some lost love for this business. Put yourself in the weeds and invite the guests to come see it, brilliant, they loved it.