I have just started as an Apprentice Chef at a highly-acclaimed Italian restaurant. The first issue I have come across is the 'correct' way to chop food items. The Head Chef instructed me to hold the item with the very tips of my fingers and tuck my thumb in. I am sure you can picture what I mean as, apparently this is the proper way to chop things.
Anyway, I have practiced this technique a little but I'm really struggling with it. Placing my fingers in this position and tucking my thumb away means I cannot get any grip on what I am trying to cut. It's really frsutrating me!
I am trying to break a lifetime habit of cutting things incorrectly here, so you can imagine how I'm finding it quite challenging.
Thanks for reading, hope I can get some assistance.