Otázka: In the kitchen
Jazyk: Angličtina pro hotelové školy
Přidal(a): Kristýna Koutníková
The kitchen is divided into various sections: the meat section, the fish section, the vegetable section, the cold meat and salad section, the sauce section, the pastry section. There is the dishwashing section, fridges, freezers/ walk-in freezers, ranges/ stoves and ovens. The food is stored in the storeroom. There are offices for the chef and other staff.
A modern kitchen is air conditioned. It is equipped with several working tables, heated cabinets, refrigerators, freezers, sinks, kettles, as well as electric or gas ranges and ovens for baking, grilling, frying and broiling. To the kitchen equipment belong .
Kitchen machines, utensils and tableware
In the kitchen are many different machines for slicing, peeling, grinding, shaping.
Jobs in the kitchen
The head chef and the assistant chef are responsible for the kitchen. In more elaborate restaurants there may be a sauce chef, a vegetable chef, a dessert chef and a baker. Bellow the chefs are specialised cooks such as the salad chef, pastry cook, meat cook. The prep person prepares the food before it is cooked. The kitchen helpers/ commis help the cooks. The dishwashers operate the dishwashing machines, wash the dishes and the pots in the sinks. At the end of the shift, they scrub the floor and clean everything. The cleaning personnel keep the workplace clean. If it is a school restaurant the apprentices work there too. They are trained by an experienced chef. Larger restaurants will also employ a storekeeper and a butcher. Some restaurants have their own dietician. The kitchen staff must work together as a team.
Your practical training in the kitchen
During my studies I worked as a trainee apprentice …. in ……. There I got experience in all aspects of food preparation: First I learned how to clean and peel the vegetables, blend them and refrigerate, I sharpened knives, then I learned how cut and chop meat, how to marinate meat, to prepare sauces, I made salads, cooked soups and later I learned how to bake e.g. cakes or gateaus. In the last year I prepared dishes.
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