You need the best of everything to create the best
Cookery programmes seem to be everywhere these days. Whether it’s lighthearted entertainment such as The Great British Bake Off and Come Dine With Me or serious cooking with the likes of MasterChef, and The Taste. People are getting into food in a big way and even with people’s busy lifestyles they are finding time to cook new and exciting meals at home. So what does this mean for you professionals out there? It might just mean you’ve got to give people an eating experience they won’t be forgetting in a hurry!
With people getting more adventurous at home, you’ve got to show them that you’re the professionals for a reason. If you can leave someone feeling a little awe-struck over the food you’ve made them, then you’ve certainly earned your catering stripes. So how do you make sure your customers are going to be getting the best every time? It will probably seem quite obvious to most but it’s always worth knowing.
The best ingredients
As a chef or a caterer, you have access to some of the best ingredients around so you’re already on your way to cooking delicious food. If you can source it fresh and local, then you know you’re going to be making people beautiful meals and they’ll keep coming back for more! It’s all about quality as you’re well aware, and if you have the best of the best at your disposal, you’d be a fool not to take full advantage!
The best kitchen
Once you’ve got your ingredients, that’s when your personal skills come into play. Luckily, you’re already at an advantage, because as well as your natural talent in the kitchen, you have the best equipment as well! How many homecooks have the ability to get their hands on top of the range kitchen equipment, like a waterbath for sous vide style cooking, for example? Probably not that many, but you do! If you need any extras or new kit for your kitchen you also have the option of getting top of the range products at great prices, and access to things like Chef7 from Crosby’s, meaning that even if you’re incredibly busy, you can get products brought to you for you to browse.
The best atmosphere
If you’re front of house, then you have the chance to create something that people can’t really get at home, and that’s a fantastic dining experience! Whether you’re Michelin star or a small bistro, creating an atmosphere in the front of house will only aid the diners experience. Get the ambience right, and you’re halfway to the perfect meal! This means good interiors and table settings to get the right feel, attention to detail is key. If you want to add a unique feel to your front of house, then going for interesting pieces such as the Chef & Sommelier range of glassware is perfect. They are interesting to look at, lovely to drink from and will certainly add a special touch to your front of house.
Creating the ultimate dining experience shouldn’t be difficult if you stick to these three areas, and you’ll keep customers coming back for more and more!