A kitchen lives and breathes. It responds and flourishes when well cared for and maintained, just as the body does. It may reach a level of Olympic superiority but not without the knowledgeable care and oversight of a devoted private chef.
The meticulous service and upkeep provided by a true chef is unrivaled. In return, the kitchen yields excellence. But there is no room for neglect. Maintenance of every aspect of the kitchen, from the drawers to the refrigerator, is dependent upon the meticulous eye of the private chef. Appliances should be repaired or replaced before being allowed to breakdown. Cooling systems must be closely regulated and cared for. The chef is a fearless advocate and defender of the kitchen.
However, it must always be remembered that the kitchen belongs to the employer. It is commendable to have an order and purpose for everything that lies therein. Still, the chef is always gracious and accommodating in the presence of the employer and their guests, even when it disrupts the established order. After all, this is the art of being a private chef, to continuously and unerringly anticipate and meet the needs of another.
Another member of the staff may lend a hand cleaning or keeping the kitchen in its state of excellence from time to time. It is important to know the responsibility still rests with the chef. Be sure to communicate kindly what is required so that the standards of the kitchen are well-known and understood. After all, the kitchen is as much a reflection of the chef as it is the family.
It should reflect well-deserved pride.
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