We kept the streak alive. I don’t know if you know it but Chef’s creations often cause the samplers thereof to have fits of swearing. The swearing is followed by the most curious faces – disbelief mostly – as the lookers stare at the morsel that had just blown their mind muscles. So today at the evening feeding we heard and saw the same effects as Chef once more successfully made the common uncommon and shocked another 130 with her incomparable skills. It is strangely satisfying that on this holiday (one of the two most celebrated and enjoyed in American Culture), when we were charged with coming to an establishment (Gasco Refinery) to provide its employees with some modicum of joy as they dealt with the challenge of the Homer Simpsonness, that we heard those ever satisfying words, “that was some good [blank] turkey”.
Today Waterboy brought with him Deacon – young marketing student, friend and compatriot of Benjamin Button (why Deacon…because his singing reminds me of a young Deacon)—and together with Chef, Chitown CPA (because she is an accountant from Chicago…duh), and Monk AKA Number 1 AKA Sarge AKA the Organizational Engineer we proceeded to take down the Gasco Refinery. This was actually our second visit at Gasco, we had actually been there before on Thanksgiving day. The Short Rib Loaf had left such a great impression that they called us back today. But this was in fact the first time that this group worked together. The menu included Turkey, Dressing, Roasted Vegetables, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Pumpkin Pie, and Cheesecake. Now looking at this offering there is nothing that shouts Pinx. Everything is familiar. But let’s not forget that Chef can put her foot in a bowl of Cereal. Today’s food elicited expletives.
Because we are committed to the customer experience – eat something memorable – it is always important for us to interact with our customers. We want the entire experience to be wondrous. From that we heard some things so funny and real that it was well worth the working today. I only hope that we were able to bring joy to the employees. Especially that one lady, who came through, got her plate and said, “Have a great rest of your day…or whatever”. She clearly was in need of some Pinxification.
Life is short…eat something memorable.
First it was Sue. She left us for some random BioTech firm. And now MONK! Are you kidding me? MONK, where are you?
There is a natural law on the body that requires us to get a minimum of 8 hours sleep a day. When we don’t get our sleep, our immune system tends to fail and we get seriously ill. With our endeavors, we have all sacrificed that whole overrated sleep thing. Sadly, our hard work had knocked Monk out and why now?
This has been the single most demanding week of our existence. More so than working on any festival we have done to date. The thing that is most demanding is that, Monk (our resident Organization Engineer) was out all week. Yes, I give her the business. Yes, she is “quirky”. Yes, she is an acquired intensity. But this enterprise is not the same without her. There I said it. She is an integral part of the team. She makes it possible for us to do what we do because she ties together all the ends. Actually everyone on the team adds a different ingredient to make Pinx go. Marketina, is best at collecting. Tweeta – did I mention she is now on the team – is a precise baker. Sue – she is on a milk carton, but we still love her – is Chef’s right hand. The Government Twins are great helpers. Wherever they can fit in or help us they are there. Those girls are the best. Then there is the Waterboy. The Waterboy is the ultimate hustler (the young man has 4 jobs including our enterprise as he continues his education). But even with all his jobs, he will be available at the drop of a hat. He has also introduced a few of his fellows to our operation: Ming and the Silent Pinoy. We will have more information about these two fellas as they do more with us. And last but not least there is the Director.
This week, Chef hired a Director of Catering. She has been a great help to us. Now we can take two jobs a day every day! We just may need that. The Director brings to the party experience and talent. Now she is not alone carrying the weight of the operation. Watch out world! It is on now.
The expansion into the west bay, south bay, and east bay has also been enhanced by a location in the North Bay. We will be working with our favorite Salon and Day Spa. Don’t be cynical…it was our favorite Salon before we started working with them. We are starting a pilot program where we will be providing our delectable delights on a weekly basis.
I would love to say more, but the sleep deprivation of the week has caught up to me. It is now time to get to bed. We start again at 6AM.
Life is short…eat something memorable.