29 Jan MEET: ORIN ‘BAILEY’ RIDLEY – Raw Material Freezer Custodian
As strong as yoke of oxen and as knowledgeable about fish, as the sixteen year veteran that he is, please meet ORIN â€œBAILEYâ€ RIDLEY.
- What do you do?
Plan, document and coordinate the storage of all our raw materials, to ensure that species are clearly separated, and arranged in such a way to facilitate quick removal when our customers need it. The oldest is always issued first to ensure the highest quality.
- What is the most difficult/dangerous part of your job?
Stacking full racks of fish very high into the air can be very dangerous, if done incorrectly. We do stack racks as much as 4 rows high and it requires great skill and the careful adherence to safety procedures.
- What is the largest fish that you have handled?
I have personally handled a 950 lb Blue Marlin. That weight was with its head off. It was massive.
- What seafood do you like most?
I like White Marlin.
- How do you cook it?
Season with salt, black pepper and honey. Wrap in foil and place in oven for a few minutes. Serve with cauliflower, broccoli and sweet pepper along with a glass of dry red wine.