In reality, I have no idea what a short order cook is despite the vast number of cooking shows I watch on a monthly basis :-)
So where am I going with this? Food doesn't need to be a battle. Don't judge other parents on how or what their kids eat. Don't look down on others who don't eat the same as you. It's ok if my kids don't eat veggies (because, guess what - they aren't my favorite either!). I don't need to force my kids to eat something they hate just to prove a point. Instead, we just eat dinner, laugh, and have fun and as everyone in our house knows - if you don't like what is on the table, you can always eat a peanut butter sandwich!