So we had an extreme storm tonight. I was working saute cause our saute guy was off for ther night. Had 2 tables left, our biggest 2 of the night. a 7 and an 8 yet to order. Lights started flickering. Of course, went out, gas went off, like ***!. Pitch Black in the kitchen OK, lights came back on, reset gas, running on generator. Hoodfans off, got blistering hot, fryer was off, lit all pilots, handwritten DUPS, kept on rolling. Got the food out, everyone was happy. Went to a 3 compartment sink wash system. Dishwashers banged it out. This was all between 9 & 10. So we start closing down the line. Had to empty out the steam kettle of a 1/2 way completed demi. Emptied out all low boys as usual, also emptied out dairy/ waitstaff reach in, meat file, quickchill, produce cooler, 2 upstairs freezers and an upstairs reach in. So much fun Dishwashers left, later, power came back on and we were about to leave, so we got the enjoyment of finishing all the dishes. It was such a grand time! Just another day in the life of a chef.
Hope you guys feel my pain.