To help you level up your cooking as a fellow pro chef or simply a home cook, we’ve compiled 5 more tips from professional chefs:

1. Keep your knives sharp

It’s easy to forget about sharpening your knives, but it couldn’t be more essential! It’s recommended to sharpen every 6-12 months, but it depends on your use. Check out this site for ways to sharpen knives.

2. Use fresh garlic

Ditch the jarred garlic! Fresh is always better. The flavor makes a big difference, and a little goes a long way.

3. Multitask with your dough scraper

Your dough scraper has more uses than you might think. While cooking, use it for transferring food from cutting board to pan, chopping up meat for ground beef, and more.

4. Always pound chicken breast

By ensuring even thickness of your chicken breasts before cooking, you can make sure they cook evenly and avoid dryness.

5. If you’re a restaurant chef, use an inventory/ordering management app

Using an app can give you a good grasp of the ingredients you have on hand, as well as easily restock what you’re short of.

Hospitality Innovations is the mobile and web hospitality management app that can do it all. The app can help you keep track of your ingredients, place orders, generate inventory reports, manage your team, and more.

If you’re interested in checking it out, click here to learn more, or you can schedule a free 1-on-1 demo to go over the solution here.

For five more cooking tips from professional chefs, check out part 1 of this article here.

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