Do you still enjoy cooking after working?
When working in a kitchen all day, do you still enjoy cooking as a passion or hobby or do you grow sick of it after doing it everyday?
I'd say it depends on the work day, but not wanting to cook after doing it all day doesn't say anything bad about a chef!
In the beginning I found it exteremely hard to still enjoy cooking after working very long hours but I realized no matter how tired I was that I still enjoyed cooking. Cooking isn't just a job or hobby but it is who I am. When I am cooking a meal it's done out of love and passion. Cooking has taught me so many things over the years but it has given me a purpose and vision to explore all areas of cooking. Creating meals for my family has given me an accomplishment I didn't think I could achieve, it has taught me think out side of the box and create food that will leave a imprint in the lives of others. When I learned to embrace my true passion for cooking it taught me that I can accomplish anything that I put my mind to do. I gave up the dead end jobs to forfill my passion for cooking. At the present moment I am a private chef as well as an author. Never give up on your dreams no matter how far away they may seem.
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Cooking is about passion and love. I enjoy cooking all the time whether it be at work, at home, or for family and friends. I understand the being tired and worn out is an understandable side effect to this profession. I just remind myself that my family and friends are customers just like the one you serve in a restaurant. Come on, how long does it take to make a nice breakfast for you spouse or partner? How long does it take to make cupcakes for your son's/daughter's birthday? Prepare an appetizer for a friends or family party? I will be honest with you the love and attention is worth the extra work.
Because of the strong research component associated with the pastry side of cooking, my interest in cooking extends well into my personal life. I find each dish challenging even (and often) in its simplicity. I love cooking at home. It's an extension of my professional work.
Cooked my first dinner (pork roast) when mom had the flu (3 1/2yrs old)
Learned more as I grew up, went to college. Got first apt. Junior year. Started cooking for myself.
Watched cooking shows, read books, taught myself. Got first job in ‘88. Got first REAL job in ‘95.
Learned so much.
30 yrs later, yes I still love to cook at home. For my son, my family, friends, myself.
NEVER stop playing with your food! If you learn something EVERY DAY, no matter what you’re doing, it was a good day!
I’ve always enjoyed cooking for others rather than cooking for myself. My enjoyment has always come from satisfying others through food. Even when you’re tired, if you’re passionate, it’s never too difficult to make great food.
I do enjoy cooking after doing it for work when I get home. I cook for my family and I live in New Jersey where they have some of the most amazing farms and produce from May to October and I thoroughly enjoy using those foods because they are so flavorful. I also get my children involved in the process of cooking so they know how to cook as well. Hope this helps. Good luck!!!
Comes and goes. I always live to cook but after long and consecutive shifts I’m pretty happy to let someone else cook
I still love to cook. I cook almost every day. I still am inspired by new flavors, experiences and healthy trends. I like to play in the kitchen. I cook after working all day. I did not cook after working all day when I was a young line cook and closing the kitchen. I still cooked on my days off though.
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I love cooking after work at home for my family. It’s very gratifying to serve my family after serving the public all day.