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LAMTB

Bruh drink water lol


likepassingships

For real tho. I made a terrible mistake one shift and filled my regular 1 gal pitcher with coke instead of water...for science. I felt terrible by the end of my 9+ hours and switched back to water forever. Hydration is life in kitchens.


BernieNator

Rule one, stay hydrated. Rule two, stay hydrated.


OrcBattleMage198

Rule 1: stay hydrated Rule 2: Don't not stay hydrated


BernieNator

This man gets it.


TicketzToMyDownfall

hydrate or die-drate


GrapefruitConcussion

If he die-drates we can get some zydrate out of him


-ptero-

If you need the bubbles try seltzer. I chug at least a liter every shift and the need for all the bullshit sugar/aspartame in soda goes away pretty quick. Black ice coffee and seltzer are the way.


jawahe

r/hydrohomies


JadeDragon56

I have a co-worker that only drinks coke or redbull at work and nothing else. He's constantly complaining about feeling groggy and having headaches etc. I tell him all the time to switch to water or at least some iced tea's if he needs the sugar but alas. He never listens.


Ride901

Yea, with this kinda quantity you're flirting with type 2 Diabetes. I'm sure you've heard how unbearable the cost of that is; people literally die here because they try to ration their insulin.


IONTOP

A GALLON? Isn't that like a lot? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFUvmZWf4hI


Wyattarpski

Ha, my first thought.


DrStephenFalken

"Man I just drank a salted corn syrup diuretic and I'm still thirsty for some reason. I bet I need more. Hey you get me another Pepsi"


YoureHellaFruity

salted corn syrup diuretic is such a funny way to describe soda I am going to use that


GreatCornolio

I hope I remember this in like a day lol, cause imma definitely have a coke zero when I get to work tmr


rdldr1

"Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world" -- Steve Jobs https://signalvnoise.com/posts/2813-do-you-want-to-sell-sugar-water-for


rj-throwaway38

I’ve had trouble quitting soda but this post might do it. The way you explain it makes it sound so silly. Water from now on!


posternutbag423

Studies have shown that half of the craving/addiction to soft drinks is the bubbles. They explode on your tongue and your brain believes it’s being damaged so it sends endorphins, hence the pleasurable experience in the very beginning. If you can make the move to soda water it craves half of that urge. I read it years ago in time mag.


knock_blocks

Topo Chico is way over carbonated - in a good way. Definitely releases some endorphins.


Ricktarddd

This is why i taught myself to enjoy sparkling water like san pellegrino and la croix, and now generally when I drink sugary drinks I'm drinking sweet tea and I try to get stuff made with as natural of ingredients as I can. I went from somebody who drank a few cans of soda a day to maybe one a week


Ipayforsex69

I switched over to seltzer too, ya fancy fuck. It's gotta be a special day for that sweet brown cola.


MistCongeniality

I had a Dr Pepper at my husbands celebrating-a-massive-promotion dinner not too long ago. Tasted way, way, way better than when I was a 3-4 Dr Pepper a day kind of person


One-monkey

DP was my go to for quite some time, started working and coffee at work was free so so cut back substantially. Eventually completely Weaned off to water and bubbly water. Need to try a DP again, now only the occasional coke or sprite after athletic events to feel better after big efforts.


aSharkNamedHummus

It had been MONTHS since I’d had a soda, so when I for some reason had a wicked stomachache from a restaurant steak last week, I broke out the ye olde Mexican Sprite. As a kid, my mom would always give me and my siblings Sprite whenever we had a stomach bug. I tell ya what, it brought back memories and tasted like heaven


Mal3f1c

I usually have a 4oz portion of Dr Pepper when I'm working in the kitchen. Just for a change from the red bull/water/gatorade cycle


theChronic222

Just an FYI from a firm believer in r/fucknestle but pelligrino is a nestle product.


RebelWithoutAClue

I think that the appeal of effervescence is that it atomizes aromatic solutions into a mist so more of it makes it into out olfactory bulb. I suspect that everything is smellier when it is fizzy. Also the bubbles mechanically cleanse the palate by scrubbing crap out of your tongue. Take a crisp glug of caustic Coca Cola between bites at a greasy spoon Chinese restaurant and your next bite is punchy like your first bite.


Aezon22

Yeah this is pretty much how I kicked sugary soda. You can macerate some fruit in the bottom first if you want some extra flavor too.


Selethorme

The easiest way to tell if you like soda or the bubbles in it is drinking flat, but still cold, soda.


some_dude5

Nothing wrong with soda in moderation, it tastes good and is a fine source for a quick pick-me-up. Just don’t be like OP


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ThePrussianGrippe

… I hope he decided to drink more water.


ccnnvaweueurf

Probably not until he gets diabetes and even then maybe not. "I'm drinking more water, I'm proud of myself" *drinks same amount of soda*.


OnI_BArIX

I found switching to tea and Gatorade to be much easier than going from soda to water. I still don't drink enough water, but those are better than soda.


Catherine_Person

Honestly Gatorade isn't really much better.


ranaconcuernos

Yes and no. In a physically intense environment, sweating, burning calories, sugar is beneficial for two reasons. First, for rehydration. Your body can only absorb so much plain water. Glucose (sugar) and sodium (electrolyte) help it absorb water that would otherwise pass through your system. Second, it’s an efficient source of energy. Simple carbs like sucrose and glucose are easy for the body to break down and use rapidly. So for energy *now*, sugar is better. Complex carbs like brown rice give longer-lasting energy, but break down too slowly for a quick boost. Moderation is key! Outside of extended periods of physical exertion, Gatorade does about as much good/bad as soda. Edit: for those downvoting basic facts, look up sodium glucose cotransport. Or read a book idk. This shit is established science, not some personal agenda.


SeaOfBullshit

If you can just drink water for like 2 weeks, you will love water and not be able to go back to soda. I mean it. Just two weeks. Try it


rj-throwaway38

Your name says otherwise, but I will trust you on this! Thank you


lostjohnscave

This is bullshit. I drunk water for years when I was really poor. What rest kicked my cravings was that I suddenly started to like soda water 😅


NotYourMutha

I found that if I drank the pure cane sugar cokes, I’d drink them slower and less often. Dublin DrPepper or pure cane Dr B’s from H‑E‑B are the best!


Chef_Money

R/hydrohomies in shambles


username_moose

i am for sure lol


unbelizeable1

Seriously. I don't know how so many of y'all sweating ya dick off and decide "yes, soda is what I need right now". Swear I drink anywhere from a half to a full gallon of water every shift.


crankkk619

Water should be the main hydration supply but man sometimes after a rush when Ur just so tired a can of coke does help u get a lil sugar rush going


unbelizeable1

Oh, for sure, I totally get the occasional soda. We have a draft root beer that I occasionally go in on, but I work with some guys who drink nothing but soda. I don't know how they fuckin do it.


Denimdenimdenim

Their pee probably looks like chicken stock.


AboveTheCl0uds

He’s got ice in it !


AfterAttack

Working the line is one of the best ways to lose weight but so many people ruin it for themselves and gain weight solely from drinking sugar


mostlyfood

100%. This is why we die


Roberto_Sacamano

Yeah, on shifts I drink enough of whatever low sugar caffeine source is available to keep me moving and the rest of the time is either water or electrolytes or both


No-Maybe-2434

Hey, cut him some slack he's also working on that strawberry protein milkshake.


snowocean84

r/hydrohomies doing the lords work


Tinshnipz

Seriously. I work straight nights and stopped drinking pop years ago. I get a much nicer awake feeling from water. No bloat, no crash and no diabetes.


bright_star72

Super excited for when that spills. Into your station.


Past-time29

and it's going to happen in the middle of a rush too or when you are doing a table of 20. 😂


Hescoveredinbutter

What are you guys doing putting your drinks next to your stations? They go down below or on a table away from swinging limbs


arisasam

The bad bitch from Ratatouille taught me to keep my elbows in


muddyjuddy

me too, and i also refer to her as the bad bitch from ratatouille


Hescoveredinbutter

Ugh I loved how angry she was <3


fozziwoo

i think about her like, a lot


a3sir

Tsunderes do strange things to people


kilogttam

I worked with this guy for seven years, SEVEN YEARS, and every day his fucking drink cup went at the end of the cutting board by the dredging station. People would knock it over all the time and he'd get pissed, every time. Still he never moved it. If I was the one to knock it over I would just leave it for him to mop up and sanitize, like "well that's a 'you' problem now buddy".


Rod_N_Todd

I think some people somehow make it to adulthood without an understanding of object permanence.


ericsonofbruce

Can confirm, adhd brain fucking sucks. "If I can't see it, it doesn't exist anymore"


Designer_B

And now I feel bad about never moving my water cup from the night stand. Ex and I always got in spats over it.


moratapinella76

In theory...


JmyKane

Allegedly...


Routine_Palpitation

I wear a beer cap with Pepsi in one and also Pepsi in the other


BongLeardDongLick

We installed cup holders in our low boys so you could put a drink in it and not worry about spilling it lol.


pieonthedonkey

Just use something with a tight fitting lid? My drink is a part of my mise I need it during service so I don't really knock it over but if I did it wouldn't spill anyway


sgtsamuel

I don't even allow my cooks to have their drinks at the stations. We have a tray in the back of the kitchen. We once had a piece of glass chip into a dish, luckily we caught it before it went out. But I'm not taking that risk even again.


Relative_Praline5587

Been there…


I_deleted

Maybe it will make them wipe down that board at least


Oloian

Guy I worked with who used to do a similar thing for water plastic wrapped the top first with a straw laid against the pour spout


rainwings

Open container on the line here we go


Timmymac1000

Next come the cutting board police. “Um akchually celery should only be cut on teal colored boards” A clean and sanitized cutting board is just that. Color coding is stupid. I’ll die on this hill


WillingnessAfraid633

Have to disagree on this, its an extra step of safety against any cross contamination for the guests. Granted its an absolute basic measure but considering that pretty much all the bacteria that we deal with is invisible to the naked eye I see it as a super simple preventative step and personally I champion it!


DeathcultAesthete

Red is for meat, white is for everything else. Nothing more to it.


WillingnessAfraid633

There actually is a lot more to it.


Free-Boater

Yeah color coding is bullshit.


infectedketchup

So, I've worked in a place where color-coding made sense. It was huge, it was corporate, and most of the people there knew less than 0 about food. Nor were they inclined to learn. It was just 40 hours a week to a paycheck for them. So having something really point and click like color-coded cutting boards helped streamline everything and make sure that nobody got sick. Yellow boards on the station with no chicken - instant cue to go check that shit out. Purple cutting board on the same station as nuts - major fucking issue. For the vast majority of restaurants though? It's a complete waste of time and money


Timmymac1000

Ok now that makes sense. I can get on board with that.


jonesthejovial

I see you


Direct-Chef-9428

I see what you did there


TacoParasite

Yeah I worked at a large chain steak house that made sense to have color coded boards. We had like 40 cutting boards. Current place I run. I have 8, and half of them are white. I still make some of the new guys adhere to the chicken only on the yellow rule because you never know.


infectedketchup

It's a useful tool in the right scenario. The more you scale up, the more useful it gets


IgnoranceOrLies

It's bullshit around professional and responsible chefs. These places that hire drug addicts or teenagers because they can't find work... let's just say it's better for us all if they cut meat on a separate board from veggies. Some people just do not and will not understand what sanitization truly means.


shortordercook

They’re coded by food stain already


Lucius-Halthier

“ILL COLOR CODE THIS BOARD IN YOUR BLOOD DEREK IF YOU DONT **SHUT THE FUCK UP!**”


ronimal

I used to poke a straw hole into a quart container lid and hook up my kitchen staff with covered waters or sodas.


No-Bans

Has no lid…. Bad juju for a health inspection.


destructivecupcake

That, plus in a hot kitchen you really need water. Occasional soda is fine, but this is so bad for short and long term health.


Falcon9145

Liquid diabetes. Yum. 😋


applektioner

”Do you want to loose 20% of your body weight? With this simple step it will be easy, getting diabetes and loosing a leg because you can not afford insulin! 100% guaranteed works”


EsterCherry

This was my first thought too!


gatesthree

cling wrap


-lonelyboy25

Was about to say that , like a boba


PaulaDeentheMachine

The day before I got the boot a sever came back with Pepsi's for the prep guys in disposable deli containers, (that we sent through the washer and reused) I took one drink of mine, looked down and saw the entire surface was covered in a thin film of something expect from where I had just taken a sip. I only drank water that I got myself from then on (1 day.)


Capitalist_Scum69

Gotta be able to chug the whole thing clean at any moments notice.


ranting_chef

**WATER**


Roberto_Sacamano

Water is love, water is life


Jaruut

It's all hydro now...


Roberto_Sacamano

Hell yeah


BartJojo420

Amen, brother. Hydration is key.


ranting_chef

Drink Pepsi like that all shift and you’ll be hoping there’s a payroll deduction for insulin someday.


Hescoveredinbutter

Nooooooo! Water my friend!


kirbykickedmydog

/r/hydrohomies


crunchandwet

RIP kidneys


hmmnowitsjuly

And liver.


Cruisin_4_A_Bruizin

And diabetes


saruin

Is this sub delusional or just too young of a crowd? Every critical mention under the sun in the comments while completely ignoring dental health. Take care of your teeth folks! Nothing worse when you're approaching upwards of your 40s and your entire mouth is under severe decay. Having even small sips throughout the day can and will do this.


Choco-Cheeseburg

Small sips throughout the day is actually worse than just drinking one big one in a 15 minute window. Doesn’t allow your enamel to repair it’s just under constant attack.


mastafreud

I could feel a stone starting to form just from looking at this


ar3ola_fifty0ne

Bro you finna die


imartimus

Your servers bring you drinks? Damn, I had to sprint across the restaurant to grab a water while my flattop was covered with stuff cooking. Stressed-filled sprint walk if you will.


foswizzle16

Lately ive found myself just filling my water bottle with ice(the ice machine is at the end of the line) rather than going out on to the floor to the server station. By the time I get around to drinking the ice is melted. Which is perfect, because I hate ice in my beverages lol. Win win.


freckled_porcelain

I've brought the guys drinks, but I don't think about it often so it would be easier if they asked me to. The food runners hang on the line all night so I feel like the cooks could ask them too. Idk. FOH doesn't bring you guys drinks?


Similar_Antelope_839

Wait your restaurant had servers AND food runners? The more I read through these comments I'm realizing I worked at a really shitty company


zicdeh91

Let’s just get whimsical here and throw an expo in there too!


BetterOutThenIn

I think for my first 6 months of working in kitchens I drank pop but after that and the last 4 years I just drink water pure sweet delicious water


martstu

Use to work with a guy who drank a pitcher of 50/50 Pepsi and coffee.


Ricktarddd

This guy has never not had jitters and could drop a fryer basket with his mind


saruin

I'm 20 years of experience and have yet to acquire this ability. I got it work just one time but my coworker was convinced it simply fell in at the right moment.


Ricktarddd

have you tried drinking the elixir of Pepsi and coffee mixed together? I'm convinced that's part of it


OkToBeAnAssMan

When I worked in the kitchen this was my vessel of choice. Beginning of the shift I would grab a water pitcher, 2 lemons from the walk in and cut them both in half, ice and fill it up with water. Would usually go through 2 in the night.


chefgoldblum11

"Easy on the Pepsi Fuller!"


HyperBeamCannon

That's around 200 grams of sugar.


brownhues

Quick carbs for a true athlete. /s


Mediocre__at__Best

So only about 5x the suggested daily max intake.


iamveryBLISS

Two straws, is that a communal soda?


adube440

One person blows, the other person sucks. Increase in soda uptake.


Ok_Giraffe6654

Its gonna get flat brah. And like others have stated, Drink water and get something with a top/lid.


CurvedSolid

I've gotten the dirtiest looks from people for admitting to liking flat soda 🤭


stonersquatch

I need water just staring at this picture.


throwy_6

Right. Im starting to feel terrible just looking at it


MoodShoes

Jesus dude. Drink some water.


a-gay-bicth

wait you guys have servers who will bring you a drink? mine just take the wrong food out of the window. edit: all love to all the thoughtful and hard-working foh workers, y’all are important, too. bless every single one of you for dealing with customers. i wish i had the time to hop off the line and get YOU a drink.


KallistiEngel

"All I wanted was a Pepsi, just one Pepsi, and they wouldn't give it to me!"


jimburgah

Or they don't communicate when they start running an order that isn't complete 🙄


amgarrison85

To join in on the buzz kill- Needs to be in a covered container, or health dept will slap the shit out of you. Also, I worked for a chef who only drank Diet Coke. All day. Every day. Got the most wicked kidney stones ever and had to have them surgically removed. Twice. Drink some water!


throwy_6

At my old job I worked with an absolute unit that also only drank Diet Coke all day. No coffee, no water, no nothing. He also had terrible kidney stones and since then started drinking water. Maybe 8oz a day but it’s a start.


GrennickIre

Pro tip… plastic wrap over the top and stab the straw through. Lid and straw for the health inspector buddy


UnIrritatingLurk

I commented this a couple times and just saw your post. Cheers to my Saran wrap homie.


notavegan90

To all the people hating - yea, drink more water - As a seasoned FOH I always ask the kitchen if they need liquids, whether it be iced coffee, water, whatever, sometimes BOH literally has no chance to get water for themselves - serve in quart containers with a lid


hmmnowitsjuly

This was a really nice reply. Even if it’s not standard procedure for foh to get boh drinks, it IS a nice human thing to offer that every once in a while, if you happen to have time and see that they’re slammed and sweating.


Ricktarddd

we always try to get the people who are standing in front of the hot grill, making the food that will calm down our tables drinks when we can. they're also good about asking us when we have a second which makes it easier


a-gay-bicth

bless FOH people like you. i hope you get appreciated as much as you deserve, the kind and thoughtful ppl like you make the job a little easier. (:


UninsuredToast

Dude you’re drinking like an entire days worth of calories


jacks638

Reexamine your life.


spacepepperoni

Drink water


StoneyGreenThumb

Thats more pepsi than I’ve had my entire life…


EducationalSetting

Just use Quarts with a slit in lid, you philistines


nosnhoj14

Yeah, I think everyone over at r/hydrohomies would like a word with you


ACardAttack

You have been banned from r/hydrohomies


zack14981

If you drink that every night I hope your job comes with good health insurance.


jonesy289

We decided to do bottomless mimosas this coming Mother’s Day. Not for the customers for the chefs 😂


shady-Mcnasty

When you're jonesing for a litre of cola.


ChefBoyD

I went to a bar and did this for water. I'm honestly just a thirsty dude (take that as you may) . Jk I really just like ice cold water


jorge21337

Fuck the haters your out here working, get thru your shift bro. Health dept isnt gonna walk in tonight anyway


bobbysublimen

Cover that shit gross


Relaxtoughguy

I knew a broiler guy who drank these every day for years....he is no longer with us. I know what its like behind the line....but drink water dude.


PracticalBursh34

I bet you’re skinny


windcape

People here be like Cocaine? No problem Soda? Drink water you degenerate :D


ChesterDrPepper

Look at fancy man with his fancy pitcher , what's wrong with a 1/6 insert?? Also that's 15 year old me talking you should really drink water.. cutting out soda is life changing


paradisiacfuzz

Paper straws? Five bucks says he drank it in before those straws melted. Another five says he’s got burns on his legs from stashing chicken fingers in his pockets.


nickeltippler

That moment when you choke on a tendie in the cooler and you gotta choose between getting caught and death.


Chimneyfishh

THUG JUG


Spaceboot1

What happened to the "line cooks and coke" kitchen confidential I'm used to? Anyways I drink about one of these in my first hour, then switch to water, so I have the best of both worlds.


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If your servers don’t bring you drinks then don’t be afraid to ask. In my restaurant we are trained to ask BOH if they are dying of dehydration during the dinner rush. Sometimes I forget but if someone asks I will always bring them something.


Biggyreddy

Luckyy. I asked one of my servers for water during dinner rush last night and she said “You got legs”


N1v3d

Ah the chef chalice of old


IsildursBane10

Hello diabetes


ProfilerXx

I know I know... Everyone who worked in a kitchen is bitchin about your pitcher on the station But that bowl on the cheddar gives me the creeps.


Matt_in_FL

Paper straws are the the worst feeling ever.


DeepFriedAsses

Maybe drink less soda


DDMMYY_

R/hyrdohomies have declared war on this man


Death_in_the_desert

“Good morning. I’m Wilfred Brimley and I’d like to talk to you for a few minutes about die ah beet us”


ChrisHaze95

The only thing i would drink in the kitchen was water with lime juice from the bar, shots from customers and Jamison


CartographerAny1066

Unironic diabetes speed run


i-dream-of-jeannie

Wow no one ever thought of that before. Your a real Einstein.


restinpeace7

Kidney stones


NoVaVol

RIP to your kidneys


slvbros

First place I worked, had a guy who'd drink 3 or 4 liters of coke every night, until one night he fell into a diabetic coma while working grill and fry. Now he drinks 2 or 3 liters of diet coke a day


wontonflamingus

One of the worst moves young line cooks make. This dehydrates you so much and makes service way harder when it’s time to really fight your way out of the weeds. Drink water man. Standing on the grill and drinking Pepsi is going to fuck your performance on a busy night.


Free-Boater

A 16oz coke has 104% of your daily sugar intake. That probably close to 50oz so that picture is probably well over 300% of your daily sugar intake. As chefs we beat our bodies up enough man. Drink some water please.


naynayren

No lid on your "cup", sitting on the cutting board of your station, where you prep food...fuck outta here


gazooontite

Nothing like drinking 120 sugar cubes.


Tizzlo420

Sodies don’t hydrate?


dasfonzie

I want to criticize you. But I go for the sweet stuff especially when I'm stressed. I walked to Joe's Pizza on my break today and got two slices and a dr pepper. B o reason for this. This week just kicked my ass.


sugah560

Now I understand why Mike was put in an institution. It WAS the only solution.


NotYourMutha

When I was in my early 20’s working in a hotel kitchen, I would drink 6 of those full of Dr.Pepper in an 8 hr shift.


OCskywalker

Quart deli containers for the win


Schtaive

They only just figured this out? We used to serve the kitchen ice buckets full of cola 😅


Capitalist_Scum69

Those straws are just for show


cheffromabove1979

Dude, I would do the same thing, but with San Pellegrino.


PsychicNinja92

No judgement, I do this with water lol. Lots of double takes while I'm slamming my pitcher of water on line I do love some fountain pop with my food though


AllCheekedUp

I'm more of a ginger beer guy myself


butrektblue

Water is better