The ability to cook is a talent that is already within a person, however, skills are learned and acquired with further study training and hard work.
If you are going to take cooking to a higher level, you will have to invest in time, training, more practice and dedication to learn more, especially, if becoming a chef is what is at stake. One kind of chef to look into with interest is a sushi chef, because this chef have extraordinary way of preparing and presenting food. In most cases, sushi is often served in a running bar that only serves sushi dishes if not in a typical restaurant that only includes sushi as part of the list of menus.
Preparing sushi is very tedious and requires patience and effort, plus having the keen attention to details of each preparation of the dish, thus it also requires discipline to these routine work and efficiency in doing the task. Then what else are the other info that you need to know in spotting a well trained or dedicated chef aside from those that are mentioned? You can determine a professional and dedicated sushi chef according to his tools, especially his knife, because this symbolizes him by all means, so how polished and constantly maintained his tools are, that also is his personality at work. Another is the chef’s consciousness when it comes to cleanliness and orders by the way he is particular and critical more about maintaining proper arrangements and order of his tools, even in the arrangements of his sushi dishes.
A trustworthy and responsible sushi chef will make sure that all ingredients will be carefully and appropriately handled as he is aware that it can affect the consistency of his cooking if done otherwise, thus showing accountability with his work. Personal hygiene is very important here for a sushi chef especially that ingredients for this food are handled by hands, therefore it must be evident not just on his hand but even in the over all aspect, hair and face, clothing and the area where he works. Also a sushi chef who loves his work and has passion in what he does will be identified by how he presents his skills and how he delicately handles everything that pertains to preparing sushi.
Therefore, when you are sitting in a sushi bar, you can make your own evaluation based on what you now know about a good sushi chef and its characteristics.