Who's the Most Unsung Hero in the Kitchen?
Prep cooks and dishwashers. So much hard work goes into the food even before we open. The prep cooks are always in the back producing the bulk of what goes out to the guest. Many times, they are gone before the guest even arrives. Without the dishwasher, we would have nothing to serve our food on. They are always there when you need them most in the middle of a busy rush.
The dishwasher! They keep everything running smooth and pick up the slack. Everybody is crossed-trained in my kitchen.
My sous chefs. I work these guys to the bone, man. They are in charge of everything in and everything out.
Dishwashers. As much as you say "hello," get them a beverage, learn their name, say "thank you," and involve them, they are back in their own little world and tend to get forgotten.