As you delve deeper into the world of shared kitchens, there is one thing you need to consider, especially as you are leaving the haven of your own space and moving into a space shared by others. The shared kitchen rules allow chefs to work together without total chaos, just as the laws of the country keep us safe, and this guide to the top five rules of shared kitchens will keep you from making any culinary faux pas as you begin your career in our BLT Kitchens shared spaces.
Clean After Each Use
While it is true that BLT Kitchens provides deep cleaning services at the end of the day, it is vital that chefs and bakers clean after they have completed their time in the space. Nothing is more frustrating than coming into a space with crumbs, spills, and dirty dishes and utensils, and if you don’t leave the space cleaner than when you arrived, you risk the ire of your fellow chefs.
Stay in Your Space
You may be a social animal, but not everyone is, and the chefs and bakers working around you may be working on a deadline that your chatter may interfere with. There are exceptions, of course, and the benefit of working in a shared kitchen is being able to learn from those sharing the space, so just be aware of any signals that are being sent your way.
The office spaces and tasting rooms of BLT Kitchens are where one of the most important part of a food industry business takes place and no matter how friendly you are with the other workers in the kitchen, if you see them on the phones, working on their laptops, or performing a tasting, try to be quiet and respectful and leave them be.
Don’t Run Over Your Scheduled Kitchen Time
We get it. Surprises happen, things pop up, and sometimes you run out of time before you run out of cooking, but unlike in your own kitchen others may have the space reserved after your time. You can always request more time and if it is available, there will be no problem, but you do need to be aware of the others who whose time in the kitchen follows yours.
The differences between people is what makes us individuals but can also lead to misunderstandings and conflict when working in a stressful environment. Being courteous and aware of those working around us can help limit conflict and ensure that your business life is as peaceful as your home life.
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