Post by www.nooganews.com on Mar 4, 2010 21:29:10 GMT -5
Ok! I have a question!
A Doctor must have several years of formal education to earn the title of Doctor.... and, an Attorney must have several years higher education and pass a bar exam to practice law....
Then why do some people who are your everyday run of the mill greasy spoon cooks instist on being addressed as a chef? I know of a local guy who has adopted the name of a famous first name of a well know chef and the surname of an author. He insists on himself being called a chef, when in fact, he had absolutely no formal culinary training whatsoever, claims he owned his own restaurant, when truth is he was a cook and two other guys were the actual owners and it was a bar, not a restaurant!
Now he has ventured once again from his cooking at a local tourist attraction, to having his own television show on a North Georgia cable station.
I may sound negitive about this certain individual, but truth of the matter is, he is no chef, but just a cook, who has had more jobs in local restaurants then Doans has little green pills!
They say any publicity is good publicity, whether it be positive or negative, so in closing, I will add his link to his first ever TV show -
Well, Docs and Attorneys are a more professional title and profession. In terms of a Chef that is just reserved for person in charge of a professionally ran kitchen more or less. It's kinda like being a manager. Most managers don't have to attend school, but rise through the ranks or stand out above the rest. I think the same would apply for a Chef. Technically if you open a restaurant and start cooking you could refer to yourself as a Chef....
“There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance - that principle is contempt prior to investigation” -Herbert Spencer
Post by Justin Thyme on Mar 5, 2010 20:32:50 GMT -5
A chef is a cook with the knowledge, skills and creativity to improvise and create his or her own dishes.
JiT "Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone's lifestyle, you must fear them or hate them. The second is that to love someone means that you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don't have to compromise convictions to be compassionate." ~Rick Warren