Last day at De Kas

The Kitchen — By Crust on September 3, 2009









I’m so happy to be done my stage, Kyle and I went out to celebrate. On my last day I thought the guys were going to do something to me. There is a shallow square sunken fountain at the front of De Kas and I had heard stories of stages getting thrown in on there last day. I was nervous all night. I kept saying, “well, it’s been great guys and I’m really going to miss you, but I should go.” They insisted I stay, so I thought forsure I’m going in the fountain. In the end they just wanted to have a drink in the kitchen with me, the chef gave me some champagne and the guys gave me a De Kas cookbook that they all signed.

My first day of the stage the chef told me I could go when everyone started cleaning. He said that I wouldn’t learn anything from cleaning. I told him that I would like to stay and help clean because I had cooked that day and there for it was my mess too. I said that I can always learn something from cleaning a new kitchen. Plus it’s a team building exercise. So I always stayed and cleaned at the end. Kyle said I’m an idiot.


  1. Colleen says:

    No one likes cleaning, but it shows integrity and character that you did stay and clean. You are not an idiot. That is the difference between working to get somewhere and just working because you have to.

    Kyle should know the difference. You could use that chef as a reference for the rest of your career because of your integrity.

    Love the picture of the bay laurels.

  2. The Other Mom says:

    Kyle may SAY you are an idiot but I KNOW he would have done the same thing.

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