“Cook consistently & be proud of your
results” words often every chef live! What makes a chef - a chef? Does they
possess any extraordinary magical skills? If yes, what are those skills? And
such extra-magical skills can be mastered by anyone? A big yes! Everyone can
become a chef.
The chef-cooking skills are just the basic
ones. They master the basic skills so excessively that the skills become
extraordinarily adorable. Practice the skills repeatedly & master them.
Just 7 basic skills & you can be the master chef of your cooking!
Let’s have a glance to the top 7
chef-cooking-skills you shall master
Basic knife skills
Sounds easy, but includes mastery. It is
the first indicator of chef-expertise.
The way chef uses their knife is what you need to learn.
Cut vegetables into 3 specific
Brunoise-eight inch cubes,
Balltenet- 2 inch stick/cube, Small dice- quarter inch cube
These 3 consecutive sizes are
twice or half the size of other
Remember – Consistency of cut
equals to consistency of cook
Smoke-point of oil
Also known as “convective cooking process”,
a chef easily anticipates when oil is about to reach its smoking point.
If three types of oil are kept
in front of you, all 3 different smoking points shall be known
Learn the process. Starting
from the oil in the pan being perfectly smooth to the smoke coming out.
Add the protein rich material,
the consistent “sssrrrrrrrrrr” sound must be mastered
The saute color
Pretty perfect color while making sauté
indicates your cooking mastery & experience. A color that attracts eye!
Fruits must be nicely browned
& golden color in sauté pan.
Get the sugar in your product
Develop color without losing
When it comes to liquid thickening it comes
to making the delicious sauce. Making sauce involves some important points
& you need to know the key tips.
Learning about blonde roux, brown
roux & brick roux
Geletanization of starch &
Thickened, shiny & velvety
Poaching eggs softly is a skill! Almost
every second cook shall admire the egg poaching process. It shows the ability
of the real chef.
Boil, simmer & poach eggs
to a fine line
The bright yellow yolk sits