What makes a great chef in today's restaurant?
Over the years, I have interviewed, read resumes, and conducted countless chef tastings. The title of chef holds an honor of many hours spent honing and refining one’s skills day in and day out. What differentiates a chef versus a cook can be disputed by many, but most will agree that a chef runs the kitchen and menu at all times. The chef sets the tone and mood of the kitchen — the dishes are his music, his cooks are his orchestra, and the chef is the conductor, setting the right tempo.
Not all great chefs have the same personality. Some may be bolder than others, but they always share the following five qualities, contributing to what makes them a great chef in today’s restaurant.
Savory Hospitality Founder