as anyone in the food industry will tell you, it’s hot.
there’s been an influx of events I’ve been catering since this awful midwest heat wave started. on sunday, I got heat exhaustion pretty badly, and was fighting to not vomit or faint. I’ve been sleeping nearly nonstop since, because my body does not like what I did to it.
our work uniform consists of a black shirt, long pants, black shoes, and black hat. My hair is black. I don’t sweat much (apparently that’s part of my genetics?) so I overheat quite easily. We stand over hot food for hours. I guess anyone who works in kitchens feels my pain. When you add sun and humidity to the mix, it gets ugly.
however, i got a call about working at the green city market on thursday. god knows what we’re making, but it means free food from the best chefs in chicago! the food excitement just might make up for the heat and humidity, as long as I don’t get sick again.
end heat wave, end!