Characteristics of a Master Sushi Chef
The ability to cook is a talent that is already within a person, however, skills are learned and acquired with further study training and hard work.
Cooking, like any other profession, needs extensive training, practice, and experience in service to master the many specializations entailed in it and the demands for that increases as one aims to become a chef. 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 most cases, sushi is often served in a running bar that only serves sushi dishes if not in a typical restaurant that only includes sushi as part of the list of menus.
Being a sushi chef is not being like the usual chef because the preparation itself is very tedious and requires intense dedication and patience and discipline to maintain efficiency of work that produces the good quality and taste of the food being served. Let us then try to check what other traits that a sushi chef may need aside from what has been mentioned already. You can determine a professional and dedicated sushi chef according to his tools, especially his knife, because this symbolizes him by all means, so how polished and constantly maintained his tools are, that also is his personality at work. 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.
A trustworthy and responsible sushi chef will make sure that all ingredients will be carefully and appropriately handled as he is aware that it can affect the consistency of his cooking if done otherwise, thus showing accountability with his work. Personal hygiene is very important here for a sushi chef especially that ingredients for this food are handled by hands, therefore it must be evident not just on his hand but even in the over all aspect, hair and face, clothing and the area where he works. 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.
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.