ironic but the kitchen lifestyle is rambunctious, chaotic and exciting. the wide varieties of people you run into in kitchens with similar viewpoints or willingness to engage in discussion both political and religious is astounding.
women that I've worked with in the back of house operations were useless sluts that half the time can't cook for shit and just try to fuck the line cooks and start drama and the other half they are actively fucking the cooks, cause drama and still can't cook worth a damn
There's a reason why men are the best chefs in the world and it's simple we are driven and can handle the stress that kitchen life can throw at you.
some chefs call it the "family killer" and I've noticed it firsthand. I've worked with more divorced chefs than any other industry I've worked in, working 18+ hours a day with little to no days off forces you to adapt to make the kitchen your family thus eroding your actual family and home life.
I've very rarely ever left a restaurant kitchen I've worked in without feeling invigorated and energized, left with energy to power through 6 more hours after working 18 hours straight and repeating the process the next day.
you get trained in a wide variety of skills both physical, mental and social. I've learned how to game servers and have done my fair share of sleeping around with various slampigs. I've learned butchery and varying other cooking skills simply by showing up and being paid to be there. I've developed an insane tolerance to pain and a crushing sense of humility.
it's something I feel all anons no matter what political orientation will grow from and become a stronger human and a better man