In this unique ebook; chef Michael Gibney uses 24 hours to animate the intricate camaraderie and culinary choreography in an upscale New York restaurant kitchen. Here readers will find all the details; in rapid-fire succession; of what it takes to deliver an exceptional plate of food—the journey to excellence by way of exhaustion.
Told in second-person narrative; 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; allowing readers to briefly inhabit the hidden world behind the kitchen doors; in real time. This exhilarating account provides regular diners and food enthusiasts alike a detailed insider’s perspective; while offering fledgling professional cooks an honest picture of what the future holds; ultimately giving voice to the hard work and dedication around which chefs have built their careers.
In a kitchen where the highest standards are upheld and one misstep can result in disaster; Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line conjures a greater appreciation for the thought; care; and focus that go into creating memorable and delicious fare. With wit; grit; and remarkable prose; Michael Gibney renders a beautiful and raw account of this demanding and sometimes overlooked profession; offering a nuanced perspective on the craft and art of food and service.