Everyone seems to have a different idea as to how things are cooked so it is a continual battle for Carina (boss lady). She is very patient though and goes with the flow. She is only here for 2 weeks and then Michele is on her own. I say that it is her on her own and not me because I would have absolutely no show telling these woman what to do.
So the schedule is this: Be at the kitchen by 6am and get prepared for breakfast, which usually involves frying something in copious amounts of oil. There are 10 on the team so breakfast is not so bad really. Lunch starts getting made at 8.30am. It always a soup first then a plate of rice with meat of some sort, salad, fresh juice and maybe a dessert. I thought I had a good plan after lunch today when I started washing the trays (we fed about 40 for lunch) so I could go home early. Ended up doing all the washing so won't be rushing to do that again. At 3 cooking starts again. And it is another plate of rice, meat and salad. Of course most of the brothers have gone home to their wives by dinner time so it's not as mad. We understand these guys have to be fed properly but they are pretty picky - one guy even refuses vegetables! It's a little annoying.
So only the second day in and I have broken all my nails from all the washing dishes. Incidentally they have to be rinsed first, washed, then passed through boiling water as the tap water may be contaminated, so it is a long process. I also have the sorest back cause all table and sinks are made for Ecuadorian size people - and I am definitely not that size!
Roll on July!