Tag: cooks

WHY I LOVE TO CALL MYSELF A COOK

I haven’t walked through those professional kitchen doors for quite some time now – my tenure as a chef ended a few years back. Even though I am not clocked in – I still cook every day and still reflect positively on my fifty years associated with the profession. Cooking is, and will always be,…

THE KITCHEN COMMANDMENTS

The minute we accept a position in a professional kitchen, we accept the functional rules of operation, the guiding principles that allow every cook, and every chef to be a productive, and trusted member of a team. These rules may not be in writing and posted on a wall (although they should be), but they…

INVENTION, RE-INVENTION, A FRESH LOOK

There are few examples of businesses that can continue to thrive without change. Not too long ago, the need for change was gradual – giving owners/operators a chance to assess, research, test through trial and error, and slowly take baby steps towards anything that resembled significant change. Today, change happens quickly, and those operators who…

CHEF OWNERSHIP – SCENARIO #1

This is the first of three chef/ownership scenarios drawn from last weeks initial article on that “OWNERSHIP THING”. Jeremy’s Southern Cuisine: Jeremy has paid his dues. He started as a dishwasher, worked his way through prep, breakfast cook, line cook and sous chef, and for the past two years has thrived as the chef at…