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 interesting chef to look into is a sushi chef because of the one of a kind skill that they possess where patience and determination is constantly exercised. In a conventional restaurant sushi can be a part of the menu in the list but a dedicated sushi bar is a different setting and experience.
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. Then what else are the other info that you need to know in spotting a well trained or dedicated chef aside from those that are mentioned? Check on the knife and tools of a sushi chef and when you see a perfectly tailored and maintained tools, with evidence of care and tending, that is an indication of a sushi chef that is concern to what he uses to make a good sushi and making sure that it will serve him very excellently in every day’s preparations. Being clean all throughout from the entire preparation place, the utensils, the keeping of trashes and dishes, will only manifest that the food is critically prepared and is served as well clean, and that as well reflects the trait of a sushi chef to be clean and neat despite how messy the preparation can be.
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. Another characteristics of a responsible and professional sushi chef is his ability to maintain being well-groomed and in perfect hygiene whenever at work, from his personal appearance, clothing and most particularly trimmed and clean hands. Also a sushi chef who loves his work and has passion in what he does will be identified by how he presents his skills and how he delicately handles everything that pertains to preparing sushi.
Therefore, when you are sitting in a sushi bar, you can make your own evaluation based on what you now know about a good sushi chef and its characteristics.