First  Prev  1  2  Next  Last
Post Reply Would you Dare...
10297 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M / Abyss
Offline
Posted 2/26/17 , edited 2/26/17
To ever cook a dinner for your boss or professor?

I was out in the field last Saturday and my professor was making fajitas. I poked fun at his pre-prepared meat and said I could cook a much better dinner. We were all a few beers down, of course (as geologists are the first alcohol based lifeform). He and a few teachers assistances (masters/PhD students) said "prove it."

Today I did, and it was a huge success. It was quite fun too. They brought some bread and desert, I made the main course and served up some honey liquor, wine and German beer.

I would actually say, if you are a good cook and have the opportunity to do it... DO IT! If anything it was a great opportunity to work on nerves in a "professional" setting. By that I mean around professionals. I was shaking before they came over. We ended up drinking a bottle of Irish Mist and Goldwasser. I have never gotten a professor clobbered before.

On a side note... Fuck the domino game 42. It has a to be rigged. Joke aside, Moon, 42 and 5's are all fun domino games for small parties.
271 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
18 / M / Ypsilanti, Michigan
Offline
Posted 2/26/17 , edited 2/26/17
Hmm... maybe if it was a boss whom I was somewhat friends with. But never a professor.
2029 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
17 / M
Offline
Posted 2/26/17 , edited 2/26/17

kata89 wrote:

Hmm... maybe if it was a boss whom I was somewhat friends with. But never a professor.


I disagree, If the opportunity presented itself to me then I would mostly likely not take on "cooking for a superior" (if it were my boss or a professor). I just wouldn't feel comfortable to have to cook for someone who knows some probably embarrassing stuff. Either one also: judges work, affects your workload, can fail/fire you, and knows your grade/paycheck
271 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
18 / M / Ypsilanti, Michigan
Offline
Posted 2/26/17 , edited 2/26/17

MemeMaker wrote:


kata89 wrote:

Hmm... maybe if it was a boss whom I was somewhat friends with. But never a professor.


I disagree, If the opportunity presented itself to me then I would mostly likely not take on "cooking for a superior" (if it were my boss or a professor). I just wouldn't feel comfortable to have to cook for my someone who knows some probably embarrassing stuff. Either one also: judges work, affects your workload, can fail/fire you, and knows your grade/paycheck


Well, at least where I work, there are quite a few managers I wouldn't mind cooking for. (Hypothetically speaking) Not all though. The new GM we got is awful. But it really does depend.
21428 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
26 / M / Leanbox, Gameindu...
Offline
Posted 2/26/17 , edited 2/26/17
Nope, couldn't cook anything to save my life anyway.
2029 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
17 / M
Offline
Posted 2/26/17 , edited 2/27/17

kevz_210 wrote:

Nope, couldn't cook anything to save my life anyway.


You live in NYC, its not like you even need to know how to. That is unless your finically struggling.
qwueri 
21052 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
31 / M
Offline
Posted 2/26/17 , edited 2/27/17
Some bosses I've had I'd be happy to cook for. Others not so much. The preexisting relationship definitely matters for something like that.
59913 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
35 / F / Buried under a pi...
Offline
Posted 2/26/17 , edited 2/27/17

kevz_210 wrote:

Nope, couldn't cook anything to save my life anyway.


HAHAHA!!

I know some basics at least so I won't starve, but I'm with you--I wouldn't cook for anyone outside my family or really, really close friends. My "aesthetics/presentations" kinda suck.
Posted 2/26/17 , edited 2/27/17
Have done, I'm not much of a cook but I did it because my colleagues are cool.
10297 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M / Abyss
Offline
Posted 2/26/17 , edited 2/27/17

MemeMaker wrote:


kata89 wrote:

Hmm... maybe if it was a boss whom I was somewhat friends with. But never a professor.


I disagree, If the opportunity presented itself to me then I would mostly likely not take on "cooking for a superior" (if it were my boss or a professor). I just wouldn't feel comfortable to have to cook for someone who knows some probably embarrassing stuff. Either one also: judges work, affects your workload, can fail/fire you, and knows your grade/paycheck


I guess I am just cocky enough to not be worried about that! I have been cooking for 11ish years (add a few months or take). I am sure I can make a meal that anyone would like!

As for your second part... It makes me think of Korea where the boss will take the new employees to drink... More or less to find out about them. I really have no issue doing that either. I had one class where going to the bar was extra credit (Stammtisch). I also frequent the same bar as a few of my professors and drink with them too.
10297 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M / Abyss
Offline
Posted 2/26/17 , edited 2/27/17

kata89 wrote:

Hmm... maybe if it was a boss whom I was somewhat friends with. But never a professor.


Why a boss > a professor? In all honesty a boss would scare me a little bit more than a professor! He has a lot more power over you than a professor. You can file complaints if a professor grades you based on if he likes you or not. A boss can just sack your ass!

I would still cook for both though!
19836 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
30 / M / B.C, Canada
Offline
Posted 2/27/17
Would I dare, most certainly. But then again I attended a cooking school so I am entirely confident in both my skills and my presentation . And having prepared meals for family, friends, and on a semi-professionally basis on occasion and having received nothing but praise I know I can cook well enough to please nearly everyone.

I however see no profit or gain in doing so. The career path I've chosen is little effected by my culinary skills. So if I did so I would be doing it merely for shits and giggles as it were.
271 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
18 / M / Ypsilanti, Michigan
Offline
Posted 2/27/17

Dark_Alma wrote:


kata89 wrote:

Hmm... maybe if it was a boss whom I was somewhat friends with. But never a professor.


Why a boss > a professor? In all honesty a boss would scare me a little bit more than a professor! He has a lot more power over you than a professor. You can file complaints if a professor grades you based on if he likes you or not. A boss can just sack your ass!

I would still cook for both though!


Well, cos at least where I work now I'm good friends with a few of my managers and some higher ups. I wouldn't mind cooking for them because I don't have anything to lose with them, really. A professor though? All they will do is call your name more often. Which is what I don't want. I want to go to class, leave asap, procrastinate and do my homework the day of.

Heck, I don't even know the names of the professors I have this semester...
10297 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M / Abyss
Offline
Posted 2/27/17

kata89 wrote:

Well, cos at least where I work now I'm good friends with a few of my managers and some higher ups. I wouldn't mind cooking for them because I don't have anything to lose with them, really. A professor though? All they will do is call your name more often. Which is what I don't want. I want to go to class, leave asap, procrastinate and do my homework the day of.

Heck, I don't even know the names of the professors I have this semester...


I call my dinner plan a rousing success. I got some information on the area we were mapping. It turns out, not just one, but two layers were thinning out westwards. That is working to a good A there. You actually get a lot of help if you deal with professors more. There was one case I should have had a B in class, but he rounded me to an A because I worked hard. Professors will do stuff like that if you talk with them often!
6237 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
20 / O / US
Offline
Posted 2/27/17
I made my team leader cupcakes once. That's the only thing I'd dare make, though; I can't mess up cupcakes lmao. Maybe they looked ugly, but they still tasted fine.
First  Prev  1  2  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.