Things are moving FAST!! I just realized I’d been home over a week, that the truck had arrived last Saturday, and that I hadn’t made the time to post a new blog. So. . .Go Fish! arrived from Texas whole and healthy after 36 straight hours on the road, and I felt like a kid on Christmas with the biggest, best toy a boy could ever ask for. He is a beauty! I’ve worked in many kitchens which had less equipment, set up poorly, built less efficiently and without nearly the level of attention to craft and detail. I spent the entire day that Rocky and Jason the rock and roll drummer/electrician and his worthy singer/assistant from Kitchens on Wheels were at my house, learning the systems that make up the operational functions of the kitchen;
1. The propane system, powering my 6 burner South Bend oven, 46″ char broiler, steam table and fryer.
2. The electrical system, which powers the standing refrigerator, the sandwich unit, the lowboy freezer, exhaust hood, lights, water heater and pump, air conditioner and heater. The electrical system runs off either the gas fired generator, or 110 house current, a BIG plus.
3. The water system, with 30 gallons of fresh water tanks, 45 gallon “grey” (dirty) water tank, hand sink, three bay sink and drain.
This is the final stretch to the starting gun. My lists have lists, my days are a blur, the nights getting shorter. All in all, I am fired up, in full tilt boogie, take no prisoners, man in action mode. There is a LOT to accomplish, but my ducks are lined up well, and things are falling into place almost seamlessly. I’ve passed my Malden health inspection, fire inspection, and the truck is inspected. I secured a terrific PM location very close to the Malden T stop, insurance is activated, vinyl wrap is being extruded, staff is hired, plants are watered, cats are fed. . .I digress. I had my first somewhat sleepless night last night, but not full of anxiety, just jazzed, and working through the (seemingly endless) minutia of every aspect of the work ahead of me in the time remaining before my May 14th soft opening. Enough for tonight my friend’s, I promise I’ll get back to the regular updates. Really. No, really. . .