Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would one day end up wearing a white chef coat, preparing and cooking food for a living. Whenever people around me ask if I am happy about my new found profession, I just give them a genuine smile. They read the answer between my smiling lips and they understand that they need to ask no more.
Satisfaction from being a chef comes with a few disadvantages, not that different with other jobs, I suppose. Included in the list are back pain, feet and leg aches, burns and cuts - only to name a few.
Wednesday a week ago, I cut my little finger really bad [too clumsy of me!] that it bled continuously for two days. My senior chef was concerned saying that it might need to be stitched. I decided to take two adhesive bandages instead and wrapped them around the wound. I then wore two layers of disposable kitchen gloves to make sure that no blood would come in contact with the food. It did not stop the bleeding but it helped me to keep going until my shift ended.
Wednesday, Day 1, after my shift:
Thursday, Day 2:
The next Wednesday [yesterday] --- looking way better:
Despite that I have a bloody job, I am thankful. It is a great opportunity to make people’s taste buds happy and I love it to bits!