If you are planning on opening up an eatery, there are so many things you need to know. You need to educate yourself about marketing, commercial hoods and, yes, bad habits some cooks have. Now, being the eventual owner of a restaurant does not necessarily mean you know how to cook, you just may know good food when you taste it. Here are a few simple things that cooks do wrong that will have you watching your kitchen crew very closely.
Your cooks spend a fair amount of time seasoning and cooking that prime rib to perfection. It looks rich and juicy and smells like heaven. But when it’s served, it turns out to be drier than the Gobi Desert. What went wrong? You saw, like, a gallon of juice flow when that meat was cut, so you are baffled as to why it is so dry. You see, meat needs time to rest before you go all Jack the Ripper into it. Cutting the meat too soon is like wringing out a sponge, let the meat rest before cutting, please.
Some cooks seem to think that the burners in the kitchen need to be cranked to 11 for everything they cook. This is not a very good idea. If your dishwasher is having to use a chisel to clean out the pans, then keep an eye on your cooks. The only time you need heat at its hottest is when you want to cook the outside more than the inside.
The more you know about the little nuances of restaurant ownership, the more likely you will succeed in your endeavour.