The way we cook our food is just as important as the way we prepare and store it. Improper cooking is a common cause of food poisoning. Cross-contamination of raw foods with cooked foods, such as hands, cutting boards, or utensils, can also cause food poisoning. Most foods, especially meat, poultry, fish and eggs, must be cooked well to kill most types of bacteria that cause food poisoning.
Every task, no matter how small, must be done with passion and with an eye to perfection. Whether it's dicing onions, caramelizing a miepoix, slicing or slicing herbs, peeling clams or scalding pommes frites, everything is done with a commitment to excellence.
We've worked with chefs to develop a list of the 10 best skills that will help you prepare for a successful career as a chef, Organization. We've put together a list of 25 key skills that every beginning cook should know to gain confidence in the kitchen.