Cooking Is A Calling

Chefs cook because we are called to cook and we are called to feed the hungry and to feed the masses. It is not something we necessarily choose, but more something that has been chosen for, us by the higher powers that be. I will share some culinary truths from the kitchen with you today. These are things that go on in the back of the house that most people don’t see. We have learned how to cover these up so you will never know. And we hold these truths to be self evident. 🙂

Passion for what we do is the driving force behind every recipe.

I think most of us in kitchens can agree to this one. This was certainly true for Julia Child. 🙂

We can also agree with this statement. We can always find something to make that will satisfy our hunger.

And this is most definitely true. Real kitchens get very messy, and quite often. I cannot tell how many times I have worn half a recipe.

Also very true.

NEVER trust a skinny chef! We taste everything, many times. That’s how we perfect our dishes. They say it takes roughly 10,000 hours to master a skill. So does that mean it takes 10,000 tastes to perfect a recipe?

We can fix everything, especially with enough butter or garlic!

I have made this mistake many times. Have I forgotten ALL the long hours I spent in training, perfecting my craft? I will never call myself an ex-chef again!

I hope you enjoy all these kitchen insights.

Have a great day and make everyday great. Stay safe and stay well. ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

5 thoughts on “Cooking Is A Calling”

  1. I would not call myself a chef, but I rarely measure. I, too, just sprinkle and dribble, until the result is “outstanding!” But then the question is, “How did you make it this time?” And of course, the answer is, “No clue.” We will never have that exact recipe again. :/

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