Anyone who enjoys cooking has probably thought about what it might be like to run a high-end kitchen. And let's be honest – more than a few of us have pretended we were the latest Food Network Star. In actuality, however, the journey to becoming a chef demands immense amounts of time and effort. And the struggles aren't over once someone completes that journey either. In fact, they have only just begun. Being eternally short-staffed... Hearing printer noises in their sleep... Running a restaurant takes a toll. So to make things lighter for themselves (and to give us a better understanding of what they have to go through), chefs are creating memes that perfectly sum up their job. Continue scrolling and check out this selection that's been compiled for you by Bored Panda!

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Hans
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2 months ago

I.e. without respect and dignity. (SCNR)

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We non-cooks tend to think only a select few can become chefs. Someone who is gifted with superior tasting buds. However, while some traits might help someone, they won't make them an expert. Stephanie Prida, a pastry chef in NYC, said that "To be in the food industry you really need to be obsessed with knowledge. With that, a huge part is exploring other cultures and the way they eat and the way they cook. In this industry, the best way to grow as a cook is experience, the more you experience and see and do, the better you will be."

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Holly
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2 months ago

All of this is just sad... pay your workers people!"!!

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However, it's not just about what you do. How you do it is equally important. Working at a Michelin-starred restaurant, Prida said the most important thing it takes to rise to this level is a good work ethic. "Putting in long hours and always pushing yourself to be better than yesterday. Being obsessed with knowledge and this industry are huge."

So I guess if there is someone who can deal with the nuisances we see in these chef memes, it's the chefs. Only a person that passionate about food can balance on a verge of a mental breakdown just so they could spend the day cooking. God bless you guys. Sincerely, the one who always tells the server to compliment the kitchen after having a good meal.

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Holly
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2 months ago

This works for customer service jobs too...

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Hamilton Lover
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2 months ago

Lol

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Hans
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2 months ago

Well, well...

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Hugh Cookson
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2 months ago

Hahahahhaha - or high / stoned !!

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ƒιѕн
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2 months ago

There is no way you cannot test click those....its just natural.

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JessG
Community Member
2 months ago

Lol, so true

Brivid
Community Member
2 months ago

People who have served time can have a VERY hard time finding work no matter what type of education they have. So it's good that there are a few places where they can get their foot in the door.

Maximeowlien Robespurre
Community Member
2 months ago

"I killed a man... with this thumb."

Just a Snowball
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2 months ago

OMG YESSS!!!

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Kalika Burgau
Community Member
1 month ago

Lol I follow him on tiktok

Gabriel Sbárbaro
Community Member
2 months ago

It's common that cooks are ex-cons???

n i k o
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm not 100% if this is really common but it's actually really hard for persons who've been incarcerated to find jobs so it's good that they can find professions in the serving industry! I also think cooking is offered in a lot of prisons, so that when they leave they have the opportunity to build another life for themselves, since jobs reduce the chance of falling back into crime :) (sorry for the lecture...lol)

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I'manoob!
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2 months ago

das wasup!!ヽ(⌐■_■)ノ

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#10

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Amarédesse Gemtree, SLYTHERIN
Community Member
2 months ago

You don't even have to be a chef to relate! Who needs an expensive fan for filming when you have this!

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A Jones
Community Member
2 months ago

S**t, this is too true. This including for customer service things. ;;

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Tabitha L
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2 months ago

Truth.

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Ooooomangos
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2 months ago

Gordon Ramsay

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WilvanderHeijden
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2 months ago

And that's when you know you need to change your job.

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Ravens Mom
Community Member
2 months ago

I laughed so hard at this

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Navy Blue Bandana
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2 months ago

boop the snoot

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Ziva Kravdahl
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2 months ago

Dont get it

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Hugh Cookson
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2 months ago

True !! Worked in a very good but remote hotel in Cornwall once before mobile phones came on the scene, got cut off by snow, no customers for 3 days, then we had a (booked) party of 6 vets turn up in their 4x4's for their annual get together !! Only me and the Head Chef on site, got them fed and watered, they finally left at 4 in the morning as pissed as parrots !!!

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#19

When You Wash Your Chef Coat And Forget To Take The Sharpies Out Of Your Pocket

When You Wash Your Chef Coat And Forget To Take The Sharpies Out Of Your Pocket

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Dana
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2 months ago

When I was younger my Dad left a pen in one of his work shirts and accidentally put it into the wash with my teddy bear: I was inconsolable until he came out of the wash again clean again (the bear, not my father)

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#20

When You Compare Sheet Pan Burns With Other Chefs

When You Compare Sheet Pan Burns With Other Chefs

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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2 months ago (edited)

Oh man I grabbed a biscuit pan with my thumb hooked on top and a rag covering my fingers. This &#$@ girl took it out of oven and handed it straight to me when I was walking by to get something else. She just turned and shoved it in my hand kinda. The whole inside bottom part of my thumb was one huge bubble. Got off work a few days because it was nasty and had to stay bandaged on my main hand. People don't want you putting plates of food in front of them with a bandaid or finger condom touching plates or drinks.

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JessG
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2 months ago

And punch the French fry boxes

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#22

The Fact That No One Can Recognize You Outside Of The Kitchen

The Fact That No One Can Recognize You Outside Of The Kitchen

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Hans
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2 months ago

Well, it is worse for a nurse...

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#23

When You Have A Double Sinus Infection And Bronchitis

When You Have A Double Sinus Infection And Bronchitis

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago

Wrong, because there are civilized countries where sick people stay home instead of going to work and spreading their germs all over the place.

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Tabitha L
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2 months ago

Just the thought of touching that makes me gag.

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Amarédesse Gemtree, SLYTHERIN
Community Member
2 months ago

DAHAHAM. damn.

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#26

I Have Some Bad News For This Guy...

I Have Some Bad News For This Guy...

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Tabitha L
Community Member
2 months ago

That is hilarious. Almost everyone in restaurants smokes and/or does drugs.

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#27

The Phantom Printer Noises You Hear While You Sleep

The Phantom Printer Noises You Hear While You Sleep

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Hugh Cookson
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2 months ago

I hate these things - go back to using a pad and pen !!

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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2 months ago

Now that I think about it, when I was a waitress the chefs were kinda stuck up. Like they were better because they can make eggs professionally.

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Toasty
Community Member
2 months ago

So true, plus everyone scrambles around throwing hats on their heads. Cracks me up every time.

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JessG
Community Member
2 months ago

I hate when cooks turn stuff off early, because customers inevitably come in late. And then the cooks yell at servers because they put an order in. But you can’t tell customers “no” because then managers yell at servers too. Servers: damned if you do, or damned if you don’t.

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