Following too many instructions can be cringe-worthy, bad ingredients ruin your day, and you get jittery if you spend too much time out of the kitchen.
If these apply to you - I'll bet you're a chef.
All successful cooks, chefs, and restaurateurs know that this art is their calling. Whether you're leading the kitchen of your town's favorite diner or if you're on your way to becoming the next Wolfgang Puck, all chefs have a purpose.
Some of the most successful names in food have shared their thoughts about chef life in the form of insightful, inspirational, and scarily accurate chef quotes.
"The way you make an omelet reveals your character". - Anthony Bourdain
"What you feel like eating at any given moment is what you should have." - Ferran Adria
"The key to running a successful kitchen is what I call the ‘3 F’s.’ Be Firm, Be Fair, and Be Friendly with your staff, your guests, and yourself." - Will Gilson
"If an architect makes a mistake, he grows ivy to cover it. If a doctor makes a mistake, he covers it with soil. If a cook makes a mistake, he covers it with some sauce and says it is a new recipe." - Paul Bocuse
"Nine out of ten English chefs have their names on their chests. Who do they think they are? They're dreamers. They're jokes. Just ask yourself how many chefs in this country have Michelin stars and how many have their names on their jackets. We all wear blue aprons in my kitchen because we're all commis. We're all still learning." - Marco Pierre White
"If it doesn't taste good it doesn't go on the menu." - Heston Blumenthal
"'Chef' doesn't mean that you're the best cook, it simply means 'boss.'" - Tom Colicchio
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