in order to be a good professional cook. you have to like it and awnt to do it well. A cook with a positve attitude works quickly,efficently, neatly and safely. Professionals have pride in their work and want to make sure that the work is something to be proud of.
food service requires physical and mental stamina,good health, and a willingness to work hard and long hours. You may be working evening and weekends when everyone else is playing.
ABILITY TO WORK WITH PEOPLE
Food service work is teamwork,and its essential to be able to work well on a team and to cooperate with your fellow friends. In the old days, many chefs were famous for their temper tantrums. Fortunately, self -control is more valued today.
EAGERNESS TO LEARN
There is more to learn about cooking than you will learn in lifetime.But isnt great to try? The great chef in the world are the first to admit that they have more to learn and keep working, experimenting and studying. The food service industry is changing so rapidly that itb is vital to be open to new ideas.
There is no substitute for years of experience studying cooking principle in books and in schools can get your career off to a running start. You may learn more about basic theories from your chef instuctors than you could in several years of working your way from washing vegetables. But if you want to become an accomplished cook, you need practice,practice and more practce. A diploma will not make you a chef.
........will be continue... i need to finish my 3rd recipe book.. see you a gaing wish you the best and good luck.