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FACULTY OF HOTEL MANAGEMENT, CULINARY ARTS AND De-Novo COURSES

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Posted by Admin on 10 May, 2022

Valuable Skills You Can Pick Up in Culinary School

The knowledge attained at culinary school is like your passport, it helps you get recognized wherever you want to go in this world. Culinary schools emphasize on learning food art which is a unique fusion of culture, food, modernization, and innovation and has changed the face of the food industry. It consists of the skills of cooking, preparing, designing, innovating, presenting, and serving food. Graduating with a formal education from culinary school always keeps you a step ahead of the curve in this competitive environment. Building a rapport with friends, alumni, chef instructors and even fellow students is a very important skill that helps to gain confidence and recognition. This blog focuses on the necessary skills acquired in the culinary school that will serve you well in any career you choose, no matter where you ultimately end up in your professional life.

1. Leadership Qualities

Culinary school not just helps you become a professional chef, but it will also teach you to lead your team better. We often come across situations when a chef is required to work as a part of a team in common kitchens in restaurants and catering events. In such situations, a person not just connects with his fellow chefs in the team and leads it towards the common goal but also learns to step in and do what needs to be done, regardless of how menial the job seems to be. In their culinary journey at Dr. M.G.R University of Culinary Arts, the students are given proper training to become professionals with knowledge, compassion, and humility.

2. Smart Time Management

A hectic kitchen is always filled with activities where you find a pot with boiling hot soup ready to be served while the other counter has high flames from the noodles in the wok reaching upto the roof. While finding peace in this chaos might seem impossible, it is important for you to manage time and ensure all the orders go on time. With endless demands of orders from the customers, these chaotic kitchens are the best place one can acquire the skill of cooking delicious dishes on time.

3. Art of multitasking

Culinary school helps you acquire the art of multitasking various activities like preparing, cooking and serving meals in a timely fashion in a fast-paced environment. Along with time management, you also learn to streamline processes, plan ahead and organize tasks. A busy kitchen gives you the right opportunity to learn how to prioritize tasks to ensure that the most critical ones are completed on time. It is often common that this pressure can affect your concentration and push you to the breaking points, on the others hand it teaches you to thrive in this chaotic environment.

4. Innovation even under stress

With the famous idiom explaining the natural instinct of every human being -To err is to human. Despite the pre-cook preparation and kitchen organizations, not everything goes as per the plan while cooking. With common sights of ingredients shortages, customer allergies, and broken equipment the culinary professionals learn to adapt to the current situation and come up with creative solutions to fix the problems under stress within a short duration of time. With endless opportunities to experiment with tastes and flavors culinary school allows you to make mistakes and learn from them.

5. Effective communication skills

You can't succeed in combat unless you can keep your cool, think rationally, acquire facts, and make a decision. During the culinary course, it is important to express your thoughts with other students and chef instructors as well as possess the patience to listen to the needs of others. It is also critical to listen to what customers have to say about the food and incorporate their feedback in a productive way as they go a long way in improving their culinary skills.

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