Skill and Passion for our Chefs.
1: Ability to Handle Criticism
2: Passion for the Culinary Arts
3: Attentiveness to Detail
4: Creativity, Willingness to Practice
Attention to Detail Cooking is a science, so a chef needs to be precise. Every ingredient and measurement must be exact. Chefs need to be precise in others ways as well: whether ordering food products or figuring out what time to cook certain items, a chef needs to have an eye for detail.
Cleanliness Chefs need to know how to keep the kitchen sanitary. This is very important in a restaurant, where unsanitary conditions can affect the quality of the food, and can even force a restaurant to shut down.
Creativity Working in the food industry requires creativity. Chefs must be open to incorporating new food items into menus and improving older recipes. Creativity and imagination will keep customers coming back to a restaurant.
Culinary Expertise The most important hard skill chefs need is an ability to cook, as well as knowledge of the kitchen. This broad skill includes a variety of smaller skills, including knife skills and tasting skills. Chefs need to be able to cook precisely and efficiently. They also need to be skilled at recognizing flavors and judging the balance of seasonings.