[] CULINARY SCHOOLS
- Chefs depend on a steady stream of interns and graduates to fill the gaps in their kitchen team. Most chefs I know would agree they wish these students were better prepared for the reality of the kitchen. What a chef seeks in a student is commitment, professionalism, dependability, solid foundational cooking skills, impeccable sanitation, a willingness to learn, patience, respect and an understanding of teamwork.


[] FAMILY LIFE- 
Every chef I know expresses a desire to have more time for family, yet either the position or their own relentless commitment to excellence always gets in the way. Without a strong family to celebrate a chefs wins and console him or her when things go south, the chef will be incomplete. This is the downfall of many talented folks in the kitchen.


[] THE WORLD OUTSIDE THE RESTAURANT
 The world outside doesn’t understand the kitchen and the kitchen doesn’t understand those who are “normal.” The daily crisis on CNN happens, but the chef has more immediate things to worry about. Chefs tend to be oblivious to anyone and anything that doesn’t involve food.

The world does look different through a chef’s eyes.


 

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