Characteristics of a Master Sushi Chef
Cooking can be anyone’s talent, especially, if it’s just the basics of how to get it done, but knowing the techniques in cooking is a skill that can be acquired.
If you are going to take cooking to a higher level, you will have to invest in time, training, more practice and dedication to learn more, especially, if becoming a chef is what is at stake. One interesting chef to look into is a sushi chef because of the one of a kind skill that they possess where patience and determination is constantly exercised. In most cases, sushi is often served in a running bar that only serves sushi dishes if not in a typical restaurant that only includes sushi as part of the list of menus.
Being a sushi chef is not being like the usual chef because the preparation itself is very tedious and requires intense dedication and patience and discipline to maintain efficiency of work that produces the good quality and taste of the food being served. Then what else are the other info that you need to know in spotting a well trained or dedicated chef aside from those that are mentioned? You can determine a professional and dedicated sushi chef according to his tools, especially his knife, because this symbolizes him by all means, so how polished and constantly maintained his tools are, that also is his personality at work. Being clean all throughout from the entire preparation place, the utensils, the keeping of trashes and dishes, will only manifest that the food is critically prepared and is served as well clean, and that as well reflects the trait of a sushi chef to be clean and neat despite how messy the preparation can be.
All the same, the manner as to how he delicately and carefully handles the ingredients will make sure that everything stays fresh and unscratched, avoiding falls and mishandling of any item, that is being responsible. You will notice a responsible and professional sushi chef by the way he handles himself in every aspect especially through his hygiene, either in clothing, face and hair, more particularly with his hands and nails, plus the entire area where he works and where his knives and tools are in. A sushi chef’s dedication and passion to his work will show on how he intricately and carefully prepares his tools, himself and the ingredients for sushi that will be presented in a way that speaks expertise and mastery.
Therefore, when you are sitting in a sushi bar, you can make your own evaluation based on what you now know about a good sushi chef and its characteristics.