This is the unspoken rules of the professional kitchen. If you have ever cooked in a restaurant then you realize that The Kitchen Code is true at the best places you have worked. And conversely, every place you worked which had lousy food and/or low staff moral had staff/management which did not follow “the code”.
To reach the level of perfection which we must attain requires an extreme demand upon personal responsibility, reliability, and execution. It takes pride to do what we do, and pride in our work does not come cheaply…it demands personal integrity and commitment. The unspoken rules of the Kitchen Code make our lives easier, not harder. It brings order and discipline to the chaotic, difficult environment in which we work.