This morsel takes place in a southwestern convention hotel. My client decided to do an add-on of an omelet station at one of her breakfasts. There is a chef’s fee associated with this station for a 1.5 hour breakfast. I was purchasing 200 omelets, but the property wanted to provide me with only two chefs with two burners each. This meant we would have a total of four burners cooking at one time. I went back and said we wanted four chefs. She said no — their standard is only two for the amount ordered.
This was weird to me. If I am paying for the chefs and if I want enough chefs to cook the food that I am paying for then what’s the problem? To prove to her this wasn’t going to work, I ended up doing the math to show that more chefs were needed.
- Breakfast is 1.5 hours (90 minutes).
- It takes approximately four minutes for someone to give their order, and have the chef cook and pass it off to them.
- Divide 90 minutes by 4 minutes and you have 22.5 omelets that can be cooked during that time.
- 22.5 omelets x 2 burners = 45 omelets that can be cooked per chef in a 90-minute time frame. Two chefs cooking 45 omelets = 90 maximum that can be made.
- What happens to the other 110 that I am paying for?
- After seeing my math, I was allow to have two more chefs.
This is my egg on their face story for now, and I am sticking to it.