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What style of food do you specialize in?

Are there specific foods that you cook more than others? Do clients call you for a certain style of food?

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Tyler’s Answer

One thing to consider is your location. There are many different cuisines and they are all amazing... But I support local businesses and distributors. Although you cannot get local scallops in Arizona but enhancing them with local ingredients is my favorite. I get to make great food, network with local businesses, and create what ever I want. The more you research, the more you realize the similarities whether it's asian cuisine to Mexican cuisine. They utilized what they have and enhance each ingredient to its full potential. If you want to be a strong chef, make every cuisine your favorite.

I would say I am strongest in southwest/Latin cuisine and Japanese cuisine. I was classically trained on the job in French cuisine which is a great foundation.
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Thank you comment icon Hi Tyler! I love the last sentence you share here. I’m curious, what kind of food do you personally specialize in? Alexandra Carpenter, Admin
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Jack’s Answer

Saliah,
Yes a a private chef clients do like a certain style of food. Just look at your family do they eat a certain style of food? You would have to be able to cook for the client what they ask for. A very up scale dinner party for them to mac & cheese for the kids. As you learn to cook you will have your on style from meat and potatoes to vegetarian. As you develop your style the clients and you would become a match. I did not stay a personal for very long. I found that it did not work for me. Right now I enjoy cooking a wide verity of foods. My job lets me do just that so one day I get to do Greek food next ramen, another day just a good old fashion burger. That's what I enjoy. Do not rush into your cooking choices learn and try many things. it takes time and does not happen over night.

Chef Jack
Thank you comment icon I will use this advice as I prepare for my career. Saliah
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Sean’s Answer

My skills that have made my career successful became my ability to execute large (up to 3000 guests) banquets. All passed apps ( with the exclusion of anything puff or phylo) are hand made All proteins, sauces , starches and sauces also fresh made. It stressed my staff but the pride they took away at the end of these events they were proud of. Repeat customers and building your reputation makes the hard work worth it. For favorite cuisine I lean toward Northern Italian as a fave Best of luck!!
Thank you comment icon Thanks for the advice. Saliah
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