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5 Restaurant Food Preparation Tips That You Can Use In Your Home

5 Restaurant Food Preparation Tips That You Can Use In Your Home


5 Restaurant Food Preparation Tips That You Can Use In Your Home

by Malcolm J. Richmond

One of the pleasures we all appreciate about eating out is having fresh food prepared for us by one of our favorite and extremely talented chefs. On the downside, however, dining out can prove to be expensive and sometimes the interruptions during your meal or being rushed to finish your food because the next clients are waiting for a table, can spoil the occasion completely. So, how would you feel if you could enjoy the same superb dining experience without the drawbacks right there in your own kitchen? Well, here are 5 tips to help you do just that.

Tip 1 - Label It It will help you immensely if you ensure everything in your kitchen is properly labeled. We have all taken things from the refrigerator in the past and not really been too sure of exactly what they were. In particular, spice labels need to be replaced as they wear off because if you are unfamiliar with the various smells of spices you could end up ruining a dish by putting the wrong ingredients in it.

Tip Two: Clean, Sanitized and Safe Fine dining restaurants have impeccably clean kitchens. You would not walk into one of Gordon Ramsey's kitchens and find it a mess. Take the time to clean your kitchen; this is the place that you are preparing food for your self, family and friends. Making sure it is clean will help reduce any possible contamination to food that you are preparing.

A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place Just as in a restaurant kitchen you should keep raw food away from cooked food. Both these foodstuffs have their own place and this is another way of ensuring that food doesn't get contaminated.

Tip 4 - Make Sure Your Foodstuffs Are Fresh You will never find real chefs using packaged or pre-prepared foods. Only the best fresh produce will do, right down to the herbs and spices in their kitchens. With fresh food you will be able to produce flavorsome dishes to tickle your taste buds at the same time as giving your body the necessary nourishment it requires.

Tip Five: Be Creative With a clean kitchen and fresh ingredients don't be afraid to experiment with recipes. Try new food combinations. When you walk into a fine dining kitchen you aren't going to see any cook books or recipe cards lying about. Be creative, mix what sounds good. You may find that you are the best chef you know.

About the Author:
About the author: Malcolm J. Richmond outlines restaurant kitchen safety in commercial kitchens from a site called Australian Food Safety, including food safety plus improved hygeine standards at commercial restaurants. Learn more about commercial kitchen hygeine.

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