When I graduated from culinary school, I went knife shopping. I had saved up $150.00 (from my $6.75 per hour first cooking job), and was ready to buy a high-quality chef’s knife. I can remember strolling into Williams Sonoma, and drooling at all of the shiny knives through the glass panel. The salesperson happily opened the locked door, and I began my search. After handling a dozen knives, I decided on a Henckels 8-inch chef’s knife because I liked the balance, and it felt right in my hand. I used that knife for 8 years (before I bought another one). It survived many drops, mishaps, and thousands of passes over a sharpening stone.
Peppers, especially colored, are extremely expensive. I often see my staff discarding portions of the pepper that could easily have been utilized. This video will demonstrate how to cut a pepper properly so that there is zero waste.
Proficient Knife Skills are essential if you want to be an effective, and safe cook in the kitchen. Bad habits can be developed if these skills aren’t taught early in one’s career. Proper knife skills will provide you with a solid foundation in making you a successful culinary professional. Click on the link below for my demonstration.