7 Skills a Student Chef Must Have
Professor Peterson...Maximize success
In choosing a career, my grandkids need to know their natural skills and their academic skills...anything to get a competitive edge.
Chef is one occupation that requires the natural skill of taste testing. A recent cooking show eliminated a student who could not taste the difference in salt and sugar. Following a recipe is not enough if you must adjust using natural skills. Cooking involves all the senses. You can argue that a chef needs both natural and learned skills.
Cooking involves all senses including the ability to touch a steak to determine well done or medium. I am looking for a reference on hearing...maybe hearing the team shouting requests in a noisy kitchen.
It is fun to sensory test yourself. With eyes closed can you tell if a quarter is heads up [by touch]? Can you taste the difference in whole and 2% milk? Can you hear the difference in a guitar and dulcimer?
No skill test guarantee success or lack there of, but obviously tone-deaf guys need to forget about a music career. Those partially color blind may have problems with visual arts. On and on.
The goal is to avoid reaching retirement age after years of mediocre job performance. Good luck.