Your cook, or your chef, is the most important person in your restaurant. Cooking is a style and it can come in all forms, like art. Follow these tips to make yourself the best you can be.
Lets start with something simple like beans. If you can’t find fresh beans you can go for dried or canned. Canned beans contain sodium. To get rid of the salty taste just rinse them in cold water. Dried beans are easy to cook. If you don’t know how, just follow the instructions on the back of the bag. You will want your beans to be plump. With mushrooms, never rinse them. They are like little sponges and will hold water. Wash them off with a clean, damp cloth. This will preserve the taste and improve your cooking time.
If you not very good at cooking, practice makes perfect. Try not to use a lot of seasonings. Over seasoned food is the worst. When using corn for a dish, use the side of the knife that’s not sharp. This will make it more juicy and give your dish extra flavor. When cooking a roast or pork or chicken, save your broth. You can freeze it in ice trays in the freezer. When you have a dish that calls for its use these cubes. It will give your food extra flavor and will be more natural.
Anyone can be a good cook, whether you find it relaxing or scientific. Even if you hate it, you can still find ways to make tasty dishes. Knowing your cooking temperatures is a must. 145 for chicken and fish and 165 for a hamburger. Your safe zones are from 40 to 165. This means keeping bacteria from your food. While all food contains some, its up to you to make sure it doesn’t multiply fast. Your fridge should stay at 40 degrees at all times, and your cooking temps should be at 145 to 165 depending on what you are cooking. Your vegetables should stay at 40 degrees while keeping them cold. This slows down the bacteria growth, and you are less likely to transmit a food poison. When two or people get sick from eating at your restaurant you have a food problem.