For those who don’t know, this summer I’ve been working at Opal Basil, a fine dining restaurant in Mandeville, Louisiana. For the past couple of months, I feel like I’ve just been soaking it all up and I forget how far I’ve come. The first day that I worked in the kitchen, the knife honestly scared me. Not because it was sharp, but because I wasn’t comfortable with using it yet. Now I can’t wait to get back in the kitchen whenever Chef Rob needs me!
One of the things I love about the restaurant is its versatility. Every time I go in I’m surprised at what event we have to cook for and what we will be making. Each week we make over 100 pre-made Paleo meals for clients, and the menu just depends on what’s in season and what we have on hand. Some customers get meals for the whole week, or some get meals for just dinner each week. We always include a protein and a ton of vegetables….