A large part of being a Chef in my opinion is being a people pleaser in the sense that your creation is served with an expectation that the consumer will actually enjoy it, discover intense pleasure, and possibly have their socks knocked off. This can be whether you are the executive chef of a large restaurant, a school lunch provider, or a homemaker preparing a meal for the whole family. A chef wants each meal to invoke something extraordinary in the sensation of the taster. We want to hear what you think. We want to see you close your eyes and say "Mmmmm." We simply want you to be pleased by what we have prepared for you.
My friend Ray- Look at that focus!
Staying focused while working with Chef Steve
Last semester- Pro Cook Team
Everyone wants to put out "The Best" dish at show time. (**Showtime is what happens after all of the dishes we have been working hard on all through class are ready to be critiqued and tasted) There is no better feeling than when the Chef Instructor points out a particular dish in the landscape of plated foods and it just happens to be your own. It gets even better when your classmates try it out too and say things like "Oh that is so good" or "Wow, that is great!" A triple bonus would be when other chef instructors show up and are instructed to "Try that one right there, its amazing!" All of these positive remarks can really gratify a students need for a response to their own individualized technique. It really is special to hear that what you created is "Good!"
Taking some pride in our bread creations in Baking Class
Having fun at my Sushi Rolling Class I taught with the girls- This is the fun I am talking about!