[Noisebridge-discuss] kitchen excelence; a word from a chef who specializes in using other people's kitchens

Stan Osborne stan at ana.com
Wed Apr 16 04:27:21 UTC 2014

Most people use all kitchens the same way.  This means their understanding
of kitchen excellence is cultural.  They already think they know all there
is to know.  In a professional kitchen someone is paid to clean up after
the chefs are done.  In a collective kitchen, all who benefit from the
kitchen are responsible for all aspects of its operation.

The problems at NoiseBridge with the kitchen are universal to communal
kitchens of any size shape or form.  Some people don't clean up after
themselves.  Not cleaning up after making a mess is not excellent.  People
who are not excellent should, at a minimum, be reprimanded and instructed
to mend their ways. Since NoiseBridge is all about education, the only way
to improve the kitchen is to educate or ban the hackers who want to remain
slobs all the time.  They can always be slobs elsewhere.

The people who care the most about a kitchen are usually the ones who
spend the most time cleaning up after those who don't or can't clean.  So
stop complaining about those of us who know and love kitchens.

If you want to see how I participate in returning a borrowed communal
kitchen, come to a Volx Kuche dinner and stick around long enough to
help/watch us lock up.  http://www.vokusf.org/.

Please read the noisebridge wiki 'kitchen' entry.

Be excellent, always,

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