This week, Freddy asked a one-off question that turned into a great discussion. He was trying to parse out a question he hears chef's say alot...What are you looking for?
Other students said they'd heard it too but they didn't know what it meant. I explained that they are asking if you need something specific.
Even though we discussed this in class, it still takes time for students to learn it in a work context. If they can remember to, chefs can help employees when they ask this question.
Ask it once like this: What are you looking for?
Then say it a different way: What do you need?
Employees will start making connections and understand what these questions, in general, mean.