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How can you become a good cook and get a good degree for cooking?

Asked Haslet, Texas

I'm in the 6th grade and I love to cook and I want to get a good scholar ship so I can have a good future in cooking. How can I get a good scholar ship and have a great future in cooking. #restaurant #owner

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Daniela’s Answer

Updated State of Goiás, State of Goiás, Brazil

Hi Micah,

Some qualities that the best chefs have in common include:

  • Creativity: A great chef must be very creative and always willing to try something new. Creativity inspires a food’s presentation, which is very important to the overall dining experience.

  • Passion: A great chef has a tremendous passion for food and cooking. They enjoy the process of selecting foods, preparing meals, and creating menus.

  • Business Sense: A great chef has a keen business sense and runs a kitchen that produces quality foods but is also cost-effective and efficient.

  • Attention to Detail: A great chef pays close attention to detail. Cooking is a science and every ingredient and measurement has a specific role that a chef must be continually aware of.

  • Team Player: A great chef understands that he or she is part of a larger food preparation team and that everyone must work harmoniously to ensure the timely production of quality foods. Chefs must also work well with wait staff and management.

  • Practice: A great chef knows that preparing food requires technique and skill that must be honed after years of practice. A great chef never stops perfecting his or her technique.

  • Multitask: A great chef is adept at handling many tasks at once. A single chef might be responsible for several elements of a meal that all need to come together at the same time, and he or she must be able to ensure everything is completed at just the right moment.

  • Commitment to Quality: A great chef is always committed to preparing the highest quality meal. They seek out the finest ingredients and use the best techniques to deliver the best product possible.

  • Quick Decisions: A great chef is able to think quickly and can make good decisions when problems arise. Because of the timely nature of the food preparation industry, problem solving must be done quickly to keep customers satisfied and operations flowing smoothly.

  • Handle Criticism: A great chef can handle criticism from customers. Not everyone will always like what a chef prepares, and a good chef knows not to take poor reviews personally.

In: http://cookingschools.com/resources/top-10-qualities-of-a-great-culinary-professional/

In this link you can have a list of culinary schools that offer schoolarships for students:

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-major/culinary-scholarships/

I wish you to great achievements in your career!!

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Thank you for the information

Laura Rose’s Answer

Updated Haslet, Texas

Start cooking! Try and experiment with different recipes from cultures around the world. Go to your local farmers market (if you can) and try cooking with new vegetables/meat that are fresh. It's important to know what food looks like in it's original form to familiarize yourself with how to process it-this includes everything from brussel sprouts on the stalk to a whole chicken!

You could also try getting a job (once you're old enough) in a kitchen to see if you really do enjoy the work. Cooking is fun.. but stressful too!

I would check out the different culinary schools around the country that are well known for their education and see what they offer in terms of scholarship.

If you're only in 6th grade you have plenty of time!

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