About cook education, Chef’s experience and the realities of today’s restaurant market in Ukraine on the way to Europe (part 1)
Thoughts and stories from the notebooks of an experienced chef.
Many, including myself, as a young Chef professed maximalism. On the one hand, it’s great. This is the spring that makes young people strive for the heights of the profession. But sometimes it spills over to extremes. Many of which (albeit in a somewhat hypertrophied form) have already managed to publicize in television shows. By creating a false image of professional work. A vivid example can be considered a show with the legendary Michelin chef Gordon Ramsay. Similar “hellish” moments were in my practice. But this is rather a short-term stress caused by a combination of circumstances, aggravated by non-professional actions of the team, and especially the boss himself. I mean the experience of leadership and planning, as one of the main tools of the Chef’s work, which appears over time. With the understanding that all cooks are different. Continue reading
Let’s start with the basics, but I assure you, the further you read, the more interesting it will be. So, the refrigeration equipment installed in the restaurant’s kitchen is, of course, away from the stove and other sources of heat. The room where the refrigerators are located should not be with high humidity, this is very important for its overall operation.
Correctly setting the refrigerator in level, you will ensure its silent operation. If you have a normal building level, this will be easy to do. But even if there is no level, then this can be done using a plate with a smooth edge: water is poured into it, the plate is placed at the bottom of the refrigerator compartment. Watching the water mirror, simultaneously twisting the regulators in the legs of the refrigerator, they achieve an even distance of the water mirror from the edges of the plate. Continue reading
Developing the concept of a restaurant institution When developing a restaurant concept, you should clearly understand which restaurant the owner wants to have and for whom he wants to open it. These two key positions will determine the future of the restaurant.
You can focus on the original kitchen by inviting a high-class chef to work, you can create a unique atmosphere using the project of a fashion designer. Just do not forget that any idea should be well thought out, and most importantly calculated.
The concept of the restaurant includes all components of the enterprise:
choice of type of institution; Continue reading