Cooking can be anyone’s talent, especially, if it’s just the basics of how to get it done, but knowing the techniques in cooking is a skill that can be acquired.
If you are going to take cooking to a higher level, you will have to invest in time, training, more practice and dedication to learn more, especially, if becoming a chef is what is at stake. One kind of chef to look into with interest is a sushi chef, because this chef have extraordinary way of preparing and presenting food. Not like the conventional restaurant that offers sushi as part of a menu, sushi bars are dedicated only to serving sushi dishes and a skilled sushi chef running it.
Preparing sushi is very tedious and requires patience and effort, plus having the keen attention to details of each preparation of the dish, thus it also requires discipline to these routine work and efficiency in doing the task. Let us then try to check what other traits that a sushi chef may need aside from what has been mentioned already. Take notice of the sushi chef knife, tools, and the way he handles it because if you notice well-polished, well-maintained, clean, and in perfect condition tools, then what you have there is a dedicated sushi chef that cares for his armours in the battle and makes sure it is preserved for daily use. A professional chef is also concerned and mindful of his surroundings by making sure all through the messy and plenteous preparation of ingredients, cleanliness, and order is in place from manpower, tools, cooking utensils, and even the food itself.
All the same, the manner as to how he delicately and carefully handles the ingredients will make sure that everything stays fresh and unscratched, avoiding falls and mishandling of any item, that is being responsible. You will notice a responsible and professional sushi chef by the way he handles himself in every aspect especially through his hygiene, either in clothing, face and hair, more particularly with his hands and nails, plus the entire area where he works and where his knives and tools are in. Any chef that is already a master with his routine work can be complacent at times but a dedicated and passionate sushi chef can repeat his work but still shows enthusiasm and complete interest with his work no matter how routine it is.
So when you sit across a sushi bar with a chef working on his skill out, you can discover more about a great sushi chef with these traits in mind and will be able to judge fairly what is appropriate.