Author Archives: Scott Jones

Halibut. And Foie. Separate.

I’m bad about putting up photos I’ve taken. So finally, a few from the last couple months. First, not really relevant anymore, but we used to have halibut on the menu. These fish usually came out of the ocean and … Continue reading

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“I’ve never been worried a day in my life…”

I’ve been working in the kitchen of No 9 Park for nearly 3 years, spending the last year as sous chef. My responsibilities have changed, my focus has broadened, my stress transposed. I work the line less often, and when … Continue reading

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Congrats to Team Wine at No 9 Park!

Despite the low production value and awkward ceremony of watching the James Beard Foundation Awards online, Ben and I sat down in front of the computer and were riveted for the first half hour. The JBFA – the ‘Oscars of … Continue reading

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Cake for Breakfast: Perfect Pancakes

“We don’t have any milk.” I had promised pancakes for breakfast. “I can go get some,” I offered, the store being only across the street. But I was still in pyjamas. “No, I’ll go get it,” Ben claimed, sporting a … Continue reading

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Sous Chefs

Five days after my last post – the mildly inappropriate tirade – Chef Patrick asked to speak to me after service. I was convinced it was to encourage me to calm down, take a moment to gain some perspective, and … Continue reading

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It’s after work…

This is my first, I do believe, after work posting. So forgive the drunkeness. It is 12:33 am, early by most standards. Would have been earlier, but a late 3-top showed up 10 minutes before close and ordered food at … Continue reading

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I get around. Seriously.

Sticking with one, staying committed for several months can be hard, but it has its advantages. Initially, it is fresh, exciting, you learn something new about them every day. There are a few difficulties, but you work together and learn … Continue reading

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