Three days into the internship and I'm still trying to adjust to a 9-5 day where I'm standing the whole time. The perks are the oodles of samples I'm munching on everyday, but thank goodness, I'm too busy to actually sit down to a lunch. I figure the sample calories are approximately equal to lunch calories. Plus, when you're on your feet all day, the steps you take add up. I can't even imagine how much I walk everyday now.
It's been bittersweet doing mise en place everyday- I miss the actual cooking process. Once in awhile interns get to cook, but it's never guaranteed. Still, I love being around people who are as crazy about food as I am, and I'm trying to develop and train my palate by dissecting the things that I'm tasting to see if I can come up with coherent thoughts and descriptions.
Yes, I've seen the people who are on the show. Heck, I've even mised right at the counter where they film. Life is awesome.