logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Personal Chef Site

BellaOnline's Personal Chef Editor

g

Pressure Free Training for the Personal Chef

Guest Author - Jason Hodge

When you're getting ready to delve into the world of personal cheffing there are some strategies you can use to help make your transition a more seamless, pressure-free one. As you use these your confidence will begin to soar. Here's what you can do.

For starters, if you're not already cooking for your family and friends, invite them over and cook them three, four or five course meals; but before you do that, start with hosting appetizer and finger-food mixers. Nothing formal in the beginning. Remember, your getting your feet wet and secretly building your confidence and your audience. Don't tell them that you're breaking yourself in for the personal cheffing lifestyle. You want to make sure that it all stays lite. So just simply cook for them. Observe their reactions and ask for feedback if their exuberance isn't so obvious.

Notice things like your timing. Did all of the dishes finish in the right sequence? Were they perfectly done? What can you do better to make it tastier and easier? Is their a lot of talking going on when your food is being eaten or are you guests inhaling it?

Take a look at all of the clues you can gather by observing your guests body language. Are they requesting that you make any of the dishes again? Are they going back for seconds? Are they eager to take you up on your dinner invites? If you start seeing these things take place, it's a pretty good indicator that you have a winner. If not, then you go back to the drawing board and tighten up your processes.

Another thing you can do is start looking for recipes that you enjoy eating. If you are into roasts, souffles, quiches, etc. start researching those recipes online. And for this I wouldn't rule out actual cookbooks that give you a good background, folklore, pictures and the author's feel. This way you start to get the essence of the dish and its origin. You get a better understanding of what the originator was thinking and can use that as a platform for your own interpretation of the dish.

If you have a knack for being a bit of a mixologist, try your hand at some of your own creations. Keep in mind you'll want to stick to things that can be cooked in a fairly short amount of time. When you go into professional cheffing as a career you'll be working with a time frame of 4-6 hours, so if your dishes can't be finished within that block of time, with clean up included, you'll want to just save them for other, non-PC events. Start working with your recipes and see if they garner the responses that warrants their being on your permanent menu.

These are a few tips you can use to get your beginnings off to a great start and more so to see if the personal cheffing industry is really what you want to break into. I would suggest you do at least 10 of these events to get your sea legs in the personal cheffing profession before you decide if this is really what you want to pursue as a career.

As always, it's been my pleasure to share these tips with you. Until next time...
This site needs an editor - click to learn more!

Add Pressure+Free+Training+for+the+Personal+Chef to Twitter Add Pressure+Free+Training+for+the+Personal+Chef to Facebook Add Pressure+Free+Training+for+the+Personal+Chef to MySpace Add Pressure+Free+Training+for+the+Personal+Chef to Del.icio.us Digg Pressure+Free+Training+for+the+Personal+Chef Add Pressure+Free+Training+for+the+Personal+Chef to Yahoo My Web Add Pressure+Free+Training+for+the+Personal+Chef to Google Bookmarks Add Pressure+Free+Training+for+the+Personal+Chef to Stumbleupon Add Pressure+Free+Training+for+the+Personal+Chef to Reddit




Follow me on Twitter.
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Personal Chef Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Jason Hodge. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Jason Hodge. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact BellaOnline Administration for details.

g


g features
How To Make Dill Oil - An Herbed Oil

Reframing the Restrictive Diet Mindset

Ideas On How to Use Vietnamese Coriander

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor