How is this possible? The skills you learn in the kitchen really are quite transferable to many different aspects of your life. We highlighted 5 of our top cooking skills that you can take with you wherever you go.
1. Time Management - If you have ever been in a restaurant kitchen on a weekend night, then you know there are not many places that feel crazier. Learning the time management skills that are needed to meet the short deadlines allowed in a kitchen will allow you to flourish in many other environments... usually less stressful!
2. Group Leadership - Learning productive methods that allow you to lead your colleagues, or employees, in the kitchen will empower you as an efficient leader - regardless of what you do at your day job.
3. Math - When you are in a kitchen numbers are constantly at the forefront of what you are doing. From taking inventory, to measuring ingredients, calculating cooking times and setting temperatures - it all requires fast-thinking math that is sure to benefit you in many other areas.
4. Nutritional Science - Understanding the nutrients in different food, as well as how they work together in your body, is a skill that you can easily take from a professional kitchen to your family.
5. Communication - This cannot be emphasized enough. Communication is one of the most effective tools a chef has in the kitchen to accomplish what they need. And as you already know, great communication skills pay off for you in all aspects of your life – both in and out of the kitchen.
So, if you have a friend or spouse that doesn't know if cooking classes are right for them, remind them that the skills learned will go beyond just what they can do in the kitchen.