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Staying organized in the kitchen is what helps to prevent an anxiety-filled stressful environment. There’s nothing worse than being in the middle of a recipe when you need something that needed to be prepped in advance – like preheating an oven or soaked beans.
Here are some tips to organize yourself like a chef:
- Read your recipe before you start. This way, you can do a run-through in your head and figure out what you need to do before you begin (like preheating your oven, soaking beans, or cutting parchment paper).
- Get your ingredients together. Chop your vegetables, cut your meat, measure and mix your seasonings so have everything ready when you need it.
- Clean as you go. This is a good habit to develop so you’re not faced with a mountain of dishes and a filthy kitchen at the end of a meal. No one has an unlimited supply of cooking utensils, so keep some dishwater handy for a super fast clean-up when you need to clean your chef knife or cutting board for another use.
Check out these tips and tricks from culinary legend Alain Ducasse.