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Guidance / Tip to the Young Chef: Cheesecake, Customer Satisfaction and How Sometimes Small Changes Can Lead to a Big Difference

  In this short article I would like to share with some of you young chefs (either in experience, age or soul) an example of a situation we – the professional chef, deal with often in our daily routine. A … Continue reading

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Tip / Guidance to the Young Chef : Carem’s “Chartreuse” Explained

We don’t always notice or put in the effort to study the history and evolution of certain dishes and memorable chefs who have laid out the foundation of cooking as we know it today. One such chef is Antonin Carmen, … Continue reading

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Tip/Guidance for the Young Chef: A Few Words About the Woman in the Kitchen – Personal View

Not long ago in a discussion group a colleague of mine stated that there are more men in the kitchen and asked whether there is a difference between female chefs and male chefs, here was my answer: One of the … Continue reading

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Tip / guidance to the young chef : introducing sous vide 

More and more cooks are being exposed to cooking in low temperatures and I am deliberately not referring or using the term commonly used ” molecular cooking ” that young chef like to attach to low temperature cooking. Some like … Continue reading

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Tip/ guidance for the young chef :Tart tatin for beginners 

I have been asked few times for a tart “Tatin” recipe , as  you know i am not a pastry chef ,and I look at things trough the eyes of a cook/ chef de cuisine . Tart tatin is a … Continue reading

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Tip/ guidance to the young chef: there is only one competition…

The culinary competition that is, to me, the best and most important in the culinary world or at least for me is The Bocuse d’Or: In 2013, I published a short article that tells a little bit about the competition … Continue reading

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Tips and Guidance for the Young Chef: The Relationship between a Chef and Customer from a Slightly Different Perspective

  Sometimes as cooks we forget that we are, in fact, service personnel; over the years, we gain experience, something which brings us higher-ranking positions. At the same time, customers know us, cherish us, trust our work, connect with our … Continue reading

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Tips and Guidance for the Young Chef: Using another Building Block—”Gazpacho” Soup

I want to share with you how I feel about “building blocks” in the kitchen: many basic recipes are included in this category, from which an endless variety of recipes can be made. For example: mayonnaise, pastry cream, and many … Continue reading

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Tips and Guidance for the Young Chef: Using Building Blocks—”Vichyssoise” Soup 

I want to share with you my thoughts regarding “building blocks” in the kitchen—many basic recipes make use of these kitchen building blocks, which can be made into endless variations. For example: mayonnaise, pastry cream, Bechamel sauce, croquette base (which … Continue reading

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Tips and Guidance for the Young Cook: An Exercise in Dish Presentation

The subject of presentation is one which occupies many cooks. Cooks who are just starting out, in many cases, invest and think more about presentation than about understanding the foundations. That’s fine, I was also like that—and it’s clear why, … Continue reading

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