Who is the chef in parisian cafe?


Bob Godfrey

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Any food served there would have been prepared in the restaurant kitchen, where specialist cooks (roast, fish, sauce, entree, pastry etc) worked under the supervision of Chef Pierre Rousseau.
 
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Bob: Does any breakdown of staff for the A La Carte/Parisien operations exist? Everything I've seen is in rather broad categories, like "Waiter" or "Cook," when there would have been specialists, and gradations of service staff - there is a huge difference between a waiter, a commis, a captain and a maitre d'hotel.

Any info or links would be most gratefully received. Incidentally, how DO you keep that monocle in? :)
 

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All of the kitchen staff can be named and their specialisms are known - eg Fish Cook and Assistant Fish Cook - too many to list them all. In the restaurant itself there were 30 waiters and assistant waiters along with a carver, wine butler, page boy and 2 (female) cashiers. Heading the operation were a Head Waiter, 2nd Waiter, Controller and Assistant Controller and Gatti himself as Maitre d'.

And there were two 'glassmen' - their job no doubt was to keep the monocles in place!
 

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