In The Hands
This past week has most definitely flown by with unprecedented speed, as new paths forward and secure plans finally start to crack their way out of a hardened shell.
New methods of inclusion, new technology, new working practises and even new blood have been at the forefront of minds along with all the magical flavours presenting themselves daily.
Taking a step away from the busy lifestyle can often bring a sense of realism but also a glimmer of true inner beauty that hides away in your fellow warriors.
Next time service is tough with heat and frustration gathering take the time to step sideways and peer into actually what is ticking inside each other - It's amazing to see.
Passion, Dedication, Love, Fear, Excitement, Craziness, Understanding, Talent, Adrenaline, Hunger all lay deep inside and rise to the top in such circumstance but its all For Our Love Of Food.
Such a delicate subject to which every living being requires for continuity how it can hold creatures so close is a complete cryptic masterpiece.
Sparks of excitement flew on Thursday as we glided the engine room floor as a new delivery from our close grower arrived.
Eyes lit up like Bunson Burners as instant excitement and love shone so bright you could feal the heat - Love sparks erupted over the most beautiful Romanesco & captured senses with bold delight.
While reflecting in the darkened hours that memory of sheer joy will always stick.
There is no doubt as creative culinarians its easy to take items for granted as the day's turn into week's then months and years. Seasons come and go like a short-lived butterfly and some times sheer beauty and inner flavour never gets the opportunity to present, as you are simply to busy to note.
Time is a challenging piece we have typed about many time before, but a valid holder of leadership is to manage efficiently, bringing succession while offering new options & opening eyes to those beauties that present daily which simply get left behind.
The brain cabbage is a real example - when was the last time you slit through the hardened flesh and took a minute to marvel at such a mysterious inner tissue which is held in suspense all season.
You may think this is slightly crazy, but without that instant visual excitement creative thoughts can sometimes be hard to capture - Excitement & passion no doubt drives our existence in such a busy environment which a kitchen is - Why else would we stand and make polenta mash all day!!!
Empower your team to develop, build on character, teach while being taught, but most of all take that snippet of time to watch their inner beauty shine so very strong.
Wow, that's a tad deep but so very strong and most definitely real, remember everything we do is simply For The Love of Food...
Thoughts For The Week Ahead:-
Without passion you don't have energy, with out energy you have nothing.