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.
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.
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. 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.
He shows responsibility and proper delicate handling even with his ingredients and making sure at not committing any mishaps while processing or making sushi as this can be inappropriate. 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. A sushi chef’s dedication and passion to his work will show on how he intricately and carefully prepares his tools, himself and the ingredients for sushi that will be presented in a way that speaks expertise and mastery.
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.