In this one-of-a-kind ebook, renowned chef Michael Gibney uses a single day to bring to life the intimate camaraderie and intricate culinary choreography that take place in the kitchen of an upmarket New York restaurant. The reader will find here, in rapid succession, all of the specifics of what it takes to serve an extraordinary plate of food – the road to excellence by way of weariness.
Gibney’s Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line (PDF) is an immersive, adrenaline-fueled run that offers a fly-on-the-wall perspective on the food service industry. It allows readers to briefly inhabit the hidden world behind the kitchen doors; in real time. The story is told in the second person narrative. This exhilarating account provides regular diners and food enthusiasts alike with a detailed insider’s perspective; while also offering fledgling professional cooks an honest picture of what the future holds; and ultimately gives voice to the hard work and dedication around which chefs have built their careers.
In a kitchen where the highest standards are maintained and where one mistake can end in disaster, Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line inspires a deeper appreciation for the thoughtfulness, care, and concentration that go into making memorable and delectable meals. Michael Gibney offers a nuanced perspective on the craft and art of food and service by using wit, grit, and remarkable prose to render a beautiful and raw account of this demanding and sometimes overlooked profession. He does so by providing a beautiful and raw account of this demanding and sometimes overlooked profession.