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What is the best Quote you have ever heard from a "Chef"!

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There are many Quotes out there to name a few.
"Learning to Season in cooking is like learning to stickhandle in hockey; it's absolutely fundamental" by Chef Rob Fennie.:chef:
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"Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it."

Julia Child

"I would much rather be a chef who remembers I am a cook then a cook that thinks I am a chef."

Richard (Ric) Peterson

"Cooking is at once child's play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love."

Craig Claiborne

"The duty of a good cuisinier is to transmit to the next generation everything he has learned and experienced."

Fernand Point
K

«Money talks. Chocolate sings. Beautifully.»
«Just Give Me Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt.»
«Coffee, Chocolate, Men ... Some things are just better rich.»
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K

«Money talks. Chocolate sings. Beautifully.»
«Just Give Me Chocolate and Nobody Gets Hurt.»
«Coffee, Chocolate, Men ... Some things are just better rich.»
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post #3 of 110
"Long Hair, Short Brain"
-Hartwig Petautschnig

www.foodandphoto.com

Liquored up and laquered down,
She's got the biggest hair in town!

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www.foodandphoto.com

Liquored up and laquered down,
She's got the biggest hair in town!

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post #4 of 110
"sh** burnt my arm again" anon
cook or be cooked
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cook or be cooked
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From my pastry instructor, "you guys are all outstanding in your field, just like a farmer"

From another instructor " It all depends on how you hold your face"
" It's only the first 144 dozen that give you problems"(talking about tourning vegetables)
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That is so fuuny CoolJ! So is your new signature.
When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food.

- Desiderius Erasmus
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When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food.

- Desiderius Erasmus
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post #7 of 110
Thanks Isabelle !!
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In order to be the best, you must be able to do everything everyone else can do. Anonymus.
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"If you can't stand the heat, clean the walk-in."
Peace,
kmf



Visit Edible Iowa River Valley"In the long view, no nation is healthier that its children, or more prosperous than its farmers." -President Harry Truman, at the signing of the School Lunch Act, 1946
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Peace,
kmf



Visit Edible Iowa River Valley"In the long view, no nation is healthier that its children, or more prosperous than its farmers." -President Harry Truman, at the signing of the School Lunch Act, 1946
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post #10 of 110
From my fist Chef, a tough Dubliner:

"You rest when your dead!"
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"Food - Sustanance, Adventure and Conversation"

Peter Gordon's(of "Suger Club") grandmother
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when an ill-prepared garde-manger was on his knees, head in the reach-in telling chef he was looking for and item on a first course going up:

chef comments from down the line "should you be looking for a new job while you're in there?"


painfully methodical but likeable prep cook when sous chef pressuring to complete a task:

"don't harsh my mellow"
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My Chef Tutor sums it up

"If it ain't hot it ain't cooking"

:bounce:

Barb
post #14 of 110

favorite quotes

1. Think of this as a character builder

2. Cooking is the application of heat and common sense.

3. Quick...get me the lobster gun!!

So many more quotes......so many sources
and just remember.....no matter where you go...there you are!!
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and just remember.....no matter where you go...there you are!!
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post #15 of 110

Favorite quotes

"...when you have made as many mistakes as I have then you can be as good as me..."

Wolfgang Puck

" I am not in the food business serving people, I am in the people business serving food"
Trying to make a difference one palate at a time...

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Cheffy's Blog
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Trying to make a difference one palate at a time...

Want some more Cheffy Babbles????????
Cheffy's Blog
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post #16 of 110
"There is always time to do everything ONCE".
What a relief! To find out after all these years that I'm not crazy. I'm just culinarily divergent...
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What a relief! To find out after all these years that I'm not crazy. I'm just culinarily divergent...
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post #17 of 110
ARE YOU BUSY ? WELL THEN I SUGGEST YOU WORK A LITTLE
F*^*ING FASTER .

ARE YOU COLD ? WELL WORK FASTER , IT WILL HELP TO WARM YOU UP .

ARE YOU HOT ? WELL WORK FASTER , THE BREEZE WILL HELP TO COOL YOU DOWN .

AND THE BEAT GOES ON ...........................
The two most common things in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity !
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The two most common things in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity !
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post #18 of 110
Proper prior planning prevents persistent piss poor performance
________________IRONCHEFATL___
How come "dishwasher" is not listed as a choice for culinary experience?

"...the very genesis of our art."
- Escoffier on grilling
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________________IRONCHEFATL___
How come "dishwasher" is not listed as a choice for culinary experience?

"...the very genesis of our art."
- Escoffier on grilling
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post #19 of 110
From my Rifle Instructor in High School...
"If it is to be, it is up to me!"

Invention, my dear friends, is ninety-three percent perspiration, six percent electricity, four percent evaporation, and two percent butterscotch ripple

My Author Page

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Invention, my dear friends, is ninety-three percent perspiration, six percent electricity, four percent evaporation, and two percent butterscotch ripple

My Author Page

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post #20 of 110

by owen meridith

Please see the quote of Owen meredith in the home page of
www.chefsoundar.com
post #21 of 110

quote

What a way to earn a living!

( It's all a matter of emphasis?)

Dave
"The kitchen is his **** and he the devil in it" -- A Book of Characters
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"The kitchen is his **** and he the devil in it" -- A Book of Characters
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post #22 of 110
" Walk quickly and carry a big sharpie"
was that FDR or Truman? or some other president?
________________IRONCHEFATL___
How come "dishwasher" is not listed as a choice for culinary experience?

"...the very genesis of our art."
- Escoffier on grilling
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________________IRONCHEFATL___
How come "dishwasher" is not listed as a choice for culinary experience?

"...the very genesis of our art."
- Escoffier on grilling
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post #23 of 110
"don't make me open up a box of whoop #$*!"

box?

"cans aren't allowed in our kitchen"
________________IRONCHEFATL___
How come "dishwasher" is not listed as a choice for culinary experience?

"...the very genesis of our art."
- Escoffier on grilling
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________________IRONCHEFATL___
How come "dishwasher" is not listed as a choice for culinary experience?

"...the very genesis of our art."
- Escoffier on grilling
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post #24 of 110

Best Quotes

From a sous chef during a busy service to the hot line:

"You guys F*^king suck! There's four of you back there and you don't equal one person!"

A discussion between two chefs in school:

Chef 1: "you should stop by our class, we're making a traditional irish meal"

Chef : "Traditional Irish meal? What's that a potato and a six pack?"
post #25 of 110
Anthony Bourdain, from Kitchen Confidential:

"Nothing makes an aspiring Escoffier feel more like an army commissary cook, or Mel from Mel’s Diner, than having to slop out eggs over bacon and eggs Benedict for the Sunday brunch crowd. Brunch is punishment block for the ‘B’-Team cooks, or where the farm team of recent dishwashers learn their chops. Most chefs are off on Sundays, too, so supervision is at a minimum. Consider that before ordering the seafood frittata.”

No idea how true it is, but it sure sounds true....
post #26 of 110
My favorite quote is from my first chef, who, when cooks would get frustrated and angry (as you sometimes do), would say....
'We are not saving lives, we are just cooking dinner!'
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'We are not saving lives, we are just cooking dinner!'
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post #27 of 110
From the BBC sit com CHEF!...Lenny Henry as Michelin 3 star Chef Garreth Blackstock speaking to the Saucier after he just puts a finished plate in the window...

"Ummm...would you be so kind as to rearrange the contents of this plate so that someone in the latter stages of malnutrition would take a passing interest in it?"

or....

" Those amature biologists among you would find many things of great interest on the floor here. I could certainly be walking on the cure for cancer, smallpox and the common cold...however you'll never find out because I'll kill you all if someone doesn't CLEAN THIS FRIGGING FLOOR!"

Classic Chef! material.:D
Kelly
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post #28 of 110
"When it's time to work it's time to work, when it's time to go home, it's time to go home."
-Chef Larry Macisz.
post #29 of 110

Here's another...

Chef to a line cook who was in the weeds but always smiling, making jokes and never in a bad mood...particularly busy night and he was sinking quick...

"You know Tony, you can't cook for $hit, but your a **** of a lot of fun to have around...Someone help Tony out over here!"

I helped Tony...:D
Kelly
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post #30 of 110
Now thats funny!
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