dave21478 Posted November 4, 2011 Author Share Posted November 4, 2011 So as the days went by, my confidence in my abilities rose and thepizzas starting coming out faster and faster.Initially, I found memorising the ingredients to be tricky andconstantly had to refer to the menu to see what toppings were on eachpizza, but this soon became second nature. As my confidence and speed on the pizzas improved, I managed to takeover more and more of my share of the rest of the work – the maingrill, chip fryers and so on. A and I get on well anyway and make avery good team when working, so things went smoothly with no dramasat all. In fact we started to have a really good time again.There had been several times when the whole enterprise became aserious chore, and the fun we had got from the first season had beensomewhat lacking this year, but as things settled down to a smoothroutine in the kitchen, the jokes and laughter returned. Music is important to both A and myself, and we both like it LOUD, soa little tweaking of the stereo system meant we could have thekitchen at whatever volume we wanted without drowning out peoplesitting down to eat. We were also attempting live music nights again. Last year, we hadgroups in once a week, with a fixed menu for the night and thesenights had been a flop. Barely breaking even, numbers were low andpeople didnt stay to listen, they just ate and left. This year, wescrubbed the idea of a fixed dish and just ran the normal full menu.Whether it was this or some other factor I dont know, but numbersincreased dramatically on music nights. We had some pretty good luckwith the groups too. Mostly blues/jazz/swing and some popular Frenchstuff, with the occasional rock covers group...A and I liked it, thecustomers seemed to like it (we actually had people up dancingseveral times this year!) and the nights gained a good reputation. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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