Archives by Tag 'chef'
What is the definition of a chef? What skills should a chef have?
Let’s start with what a chef isn’t.
A chef isn’t someone that works for two years in a decent kitchen then somehow ends up on Top Chef cause he or she will make good TV.
A chef isn’t a guy that has charisma but [...]
So the plans are done. Now it’s time to dream themes and colors and emotion. What do I want you feeling when you walk in?
Like you just got home.
This new space has to tell 75% of the story instantly as you walk in and deliver the remaining 25% slowly over the next 25 visits, a [...]
So. I’m a chef. And what do chefs do? Seriously. What?
We manage the culture of cuisine FOR ALL OF YOU. Yeah.
We are the keepers of cuisine. Pretty serious stuff.
But yet what do most celeb chefs produce? What do they spend their time on? Where do they put their energies and funds? Egocentric fantasy expensive cookbooks [...]
Got a RANT stuck in my teeth. This one might need a few stuzzicadenti. Or a nice slap in the face/kick in the ass before I spill…
You start the set up.
Everything MUST be perfect.
Everything MUST be in the exact same place for the DANCE, for the DANCE is soon. You push hard.
You remember every mistake [...]
“Everything in its place and everything has its place.” This is the most basic principle in the kitchen. So I had a thought about MISE EN PLACE the other day and how it’s really everything in cooking. If you are not prepared and do not have a system then you are NOT A CHEF. Economy [...]