Tag Archives | Injuries

Pasta-rolling machine

Pasta-rolling machine

Chef: Greg Howe, Richard Sandoval Restaurant Group Instrument of Injury: Pasta-rolling machine At another restaurant at one of our hotel properties, one of the cooks was feeding dough into the commercial pasta-rolling machine, and it caught his sleeve. It pulled his arm through the two stone rollers and crushed every bone in his hand and arm. They had […]

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Steam-jacket kettle

Steam-jacket kettle

Chef: Jon Keeley, Gemini Restaurant Group (Chicago) Instrument of Injury: Steam-jacket kettle I was working in the banquet department of a hotel in Boston where we did all the stocks in 60-gallon steam jacket kettles that have a drain spout at the bottom of the kettle. My co-worker was draining the 212-degree stock while crouching in front of it […]

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Meat slicer

Meat slicer

Chef: Paul Shaked, The Cleveland Instrument of Injury: Meat slicer I was working at my dad’s restaurant, Sofia’s of Little Italy. I used to man the pizza station and I had run out of pepperoni. The slicer they use is very big, as it’s built to slice whole legs of prosciutto — maybe an 18-inch blade. You have […]

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Hot bone marrow

Hot bone marrow

Chef: Robin Song, Hog & Rocks (San Francisco) Instrument of Injury: Hot bone marrow On a busy Friday night, my sous chef was on vacation and my kitchen was under-staffed — no line cook and no expeditor. At the peak of the rush, around 8:30 p.m., the tickets were flying and guests were all looking for bone marrow. To […]

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