Back to reality and running the kitchen from the “pass”, our favorite stumbled a bit and then quickly recovered. Food was flying out of the kitchen and even Grumpy was smiling. This show, for all of its theater, does portray the one reality of professional cooking, momentum swings can change any kitchen’s performance in seconds, even after hours of preparation. Falling fast and recovering quickly is a part of every chef’s toolbox. As I was watching Episode 13, I kept thinking about Paula doing what she has done many times in the real world, saving a service as it was starting to falter. Every restaurant has an occasional bad night, but the good ones snap back quickly enough so the guests don’t notice. The real motivation behind Ramsay’s method is to teach the art of focus and the ability to work in the pressure cooker of a kitchen. Guests judge a chef by their most recent meal, not the hype.
Since the beginning, I knew she would demonstrate to the world what we already knew…She is a culinary star in the making. But now what? If she wins, the Borgata gets one of our best. Danny is good, but Paula is better prepared for running her own place, something in fact she has essentially been doing for quite some time at 3030 Ocean. Paula’s team, including me, is 100% behind her, win or lose, first or second. Paula is and will always be a part of the Marriott culinary family.
The Harbor Beach Marriott will be the place to be as we all cheer on for Paula. Stay tuned for details, and join the “Go Paula” party!
What’s on YOUR plate today? On mine, it’s just Paula Pride.
good luck Paula Ilove her cooking she
win I know she is the best GO PAULA
- anne fiordalisi