In the poem titled “counterman” we come across a sandwich maker at a deli with an intense indiscernible passion for his job. Although going at a very fast paced the sandwich maker makes sure to carefully listen to each and every single order, while at the same time asking questions that would sued the customers need each customers need. He then comes across a very peculiar customer with an out off the ordinary order. Both inter changed an indescribable amount of terms and expressions that are abnormal to the average person. And in the midst of all the terminology the sandwich maker was able to understand and please the customers order.
This poem reminds me of the duties that we take on as we through the hospitality industry. Like the sandwich maker we must be able to provide with the much-needed attention and care at the fastest paste. And when we come across special cases, the consistency of our delivery should always be the same. Just a small conversation as such as the one that the customer and sandwich maker had, can make a great difference in customer hospitality experience.
During the civil war coffee played an important roll keeping the soldiers “alive” and ready for battle. Although many argue that coffee was probably one of the reasons why the union won the war I don’t believe that coffee should be substitute any food. Coffee was really important in maintaining the soldiers energized but I believe this was all do in part to the fact that the soldiers had a very poor nutrition. Many of these soldiers recognized cooking as a foreign idea that had never really crossed their mind before the war. Coming into the war the soldiers didn’t recognized the importance of having a decent nutritional meal and how much effect it would have on a daily basis. I believe that if the soldiers had good meals the need for coffee wouldn’t be so large. Most of our daily intake energy comes from our diets and depending on our diets, so when a proper diet is not present the need to create energy it’s still existent.
One dish that I will always love is Arroz Chofan (Chow Fan rice), is the Dominican take on Chinese fry rice. This rice contains large number of vegetables and a variety of meats depending on the cook’s choice. What I love about this rice so much is that eating by itself can delivered a large amount flavors and different textures.