The best food I have ever ate is when some one cooks it for me.
A chef who has no love for his patrons should not be allowed in the kitchen.
“In the orchestra of a great kitchen, the sauce chef is a soloist.” - Fernand Point
“Wine is sure proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” - Benjamin Franklin
“The ten most important things about wine, are fruit, fruit, fruit, fruit, fruit, fruit, fruit, fruit, fruit and fruit.”- Dennis
I never trust a skinny Chef - Fernand Point
That should be tattooed across the forehead of every chef. Being in the business, one can easily become jaded and bitter and start to hold the customers in contempt, but the truly great chefs never lose that passion for wanting to serve people and create wonderful food for them (not for the chef himself- which many chefs fall into).
To a pastry chef I was training
We had just gone over the desert menu and plating, recipes etc.& she was new in the kitchen:
Deanna: "When will I know I finished the dish correctly?"
Me: "When you look at it and you feel satisfied in your soul."
My buddy Brad looks over at me with a big grin... "What did you just say?" Lol
She truly ended up being the best pastry chef I had the privilege to train. ;)