I work in a restaurant (yes, I’m paid to make desserts all day. Be jealous) and I’m lucky enough to presently be at E.Restaurant in Sac-town. I feel like I can brag a little bit about this place. Its located downtown Sacramento, across the street from the capital, and one of the FEW pricey (NICE) places to go for a bite to eat.
Anyways, we did a charity event on Sunday (last night) for 50 lucky people who paid big bucks. All the money raised went to a food bank that had burned down the previous month in Sacramento.
I was flipping out though. The event was being held at “The Kitchen” restaurant. Now for me, “The Kitchen” was like my local celebrity crush (French Laundry is my other). I had gone to school in Sacramento – therefore I had heard all the raves and reviews from my chef instructors. “The Kitchen” was the place to be.
So i dreamily walked through the back door – and into “The Kitchen”‘s…kitchen! Not only did I help prep and plate food for 8 hours, I met some of the biggest names in Sacramento. My chef at E.Restaurant had invited other well-known chefs to join us and create a dish. We had 8 courses going out – including dessert.
My pastry chef is awesome. I love her so much! She is a creative, knowledgeable, spunky, fun, caring, spur-of-the-moment kind of girl. How did I get sooo lucky to be hired by her!? I learned – and am learning – so much.
Our dessert was apple caramel monkey bread with bacon brittle, frangipan-stuffed baked apple, and calvados apple ice-cream. DE.LI.CIOUS.
The night was laid back and fun. It was my first event with the E.crew and I had so much fun!
But..Im still the awkward, shy, quiet girl that stands in the back. I dont know why I still havent loosened up with the E.gang! I’ve been there for about a month now.
My previous job in Napa was at B.Restaurant, and I worked there for about a year and a half. Loved it there! Loved everyone there! Never was shy or awkward. I tell my Napa-friends how I never talk at E.Restaurant and they laugh and can hardly believe it.
Its funny how two different jobs can view a person so differently.
I tell myself it must be because I’m depressed concerning the past events that led up to my job at E.Restaurant.