My favorite Recipe? Just add Water.
Ever wonder what it’s like working for chefs from different parts of the world? There are definitely differences that span black to white. Let’s look at a few different culture, in fact let’s rank them on a one to nine scale based on there cultural contributions, cuisine, and management style.
- Canada; Why number one? A cultural mosaic has given Canada a huge advantage in the fact that the world is in our backyard. You can find every type of cuisine here. We have some amazing chefs and educators. Our management style is progressive, and we are often sought out to work abroad, being leaders in our industry. The typical Chef temperament really depends on training and nationality. We got them all here, happy, sad, angry, violent…all that fun stuff! More information on Canadian Chefs in my blog history http://www.professionalchefsfoodnetwork.org/category/culinary/
- Switzerland; Not unlike Canadians in many ways. The cuisine is diverse, as are the people. management style is progressive/firm. Also a big influence on my generation, as many of us were mentored by Swiss Chefs.
Chef John Higgins has cooked for the Queen at Buckingham Palace, on the Royal Yacht Britannia, for heads of state in Washington and for celebrities around the world.
At the beginning of his culinary career, he apprenticed at the Michelin Star Restaurant in Glasgow, Malmaison, and then worked at the world-famous, five-star luxury hotel in Scotland, Gleneagles. For many years now, a resident chef of Canada, having brought many accolades to the culinary scene here. Scottish Chefs are also much sought after for there management style, excellent people and resource managers.
Just to finish up there are as many types of chefs as there are nationalities. Here is a fun little chart to determine what kind of cook/chef you are; Read on for the conclusion…
FOR THE REST OF THE LIST, JUST A SHORT MENTION. ITALY; FLAMBOYANT, CREATIVE, DELICIOUS. SPAIN; STRANGE, ALOOF, CREATIVE. FRANCE; DUPLICITOUS, FOUNDATION COOKING, HARSH. NORDIC COUNTRIES, FINLAND, NORWAY, SWEDEN & DENMARK; ECLECTIC, DELICIOUS, UNDISCOVERED. GERMANY & AUSTRIA; FOUNDATIONS, HEARTY, STRICT/INDUSTRIOUS. CARIBBEAN; COLORFUL, CREATIVE, RELAXED. CHEERS, HAPPY THURSDAY!