Cooking Is Like Painting Or Writing A Song

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Kayla Ross Ms. Dent English II Pre-AP 2nd pd. 29 May 2015 Life Choices Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors—it’s how you combine them that sets you apart. Most people tend to see a head chef as a middle aged French, Caucasian man with an attitude that seems as if he’s mad at the world 24 hours 7 days a week. They seem to be this grumpy man who stomps around the kitchen yelling out orders to the sous chefs while they do no work in the kitchen. The go to chef that might come to mind is Chef Gordon Ramsay. On television Chef Ramsay is always yelling and hurting the other chefs’ feelings telling them that their food is disgusting and “should be a disgrace to the world”, in his Scottish-British accent. That’s not what a head chef is really about. A head chef is a highly skilled professional cook who oversees the operations of a restaurant. They are responsible for the food that comes out of the kitchen from conception to execution. Head chefs are often involved in in staffing of the kitchen, developing menu options, forecasting supply need and estimating costs. Chefs often question, warn, or even outright discourage individuals from seeking to join their ranks. I believe this strives from the people frustrated with their dead-end, cubicle-trapped jobs, plopped on their couches watching Spongebob Squarepants flip many Krabby Patties and saying to themselves: “I could do that.” Amateur cooks naively

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