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Chef Equipment Perfect for a Busy Kitchen

Every chef needs the basic equipment in their kitchen to keep things running smoothly. Something as simple as a quality knife can also go a long way in making or breaking a dish. Knives are made with specific purposes in mind, for each ingredient you may have a separate knife, not also to ensure you maintain an excellent standard but for hygiene reasons too. Such is the importance of chef's equipment. One thing to remember is that time is always a factor food needs to be cooked quickly by the chef in order to serve a customer quickly and keep them happy. So the more tools at the disposal of the chef to speed the process up the better. Thus, chef's equipment plays a crucial role in preparation and delivery of a dish in the shortest time. Typically, you will have different stations in the kitchen that are engaged in different tasks. There will be a meat station, a dessert station and many more. Each station will have specific kinds of equipment. Chef's equipment is not limited to appliances alone, something as small as an egg beater can also be crucial and if can't be found when needed this can slow the whole process down. The introduction of food processors has really made a difference to the modern kitchen, not only does this allow the chef to quickly chop and blend ingredients, it also allows for dishes to be made which would otherwise be impossible. The important aspect that a chef has to keep in mind is that even though they may help in a busy kitchen and make life easy for him, the quality of the food, the texture, the taste and the overall presentation of the food must not be compromised. At the end of the day producing a quality product is paramount.

14 June 2011

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