If you have gotten this far in the food industry business, chances are you have more than a few tricks up your sleeve, but we at BLT Kitchens believe you can always use more, and this guide to some of our favorite genius cooking tips are ones that made the best chefs what they are today! You are never too old to stop learning, and these tips are truly genius, perhaps propelling you even further into a future filled with success.
We try to make it a habit to never have to retrace our steps, and the best chefs know the little secrets that make cooking fun and far more efficient. Roasting garlic and onions and then freezing cubes of the combination to use in stews or casseroles is a great time saver; you can also save time by rolling citrus fruit before juicing. The last tip is also a money saver, as it helps you get more juice from each fruit!
Spoilage is the grinch of the food industry, sucking even more money out of our bank accounts and cutting profits from our bottom line, so any tips on reducing spoilage come in quite handy. Learning the proper way to store herbs, for example, will ensure that the meals you prepare are more flavorful as you get more use out of the herbs. There are basically two types of herbs, tender and hardy ones, and the way they should be stored depend on the herb. Tender herbs such as basil, parsley, cilantro, etc. do best stored in water at room temperature. (With the exception of parsley and cilantro, that can be stored in the refrigerator, loosely covered) Hardy herbs—rosemary, thyme, oregano—should be wrapped in a damp paper towel and kept in an open bag in the refrigerator.
Whether you are running a delivery restaurant from the shared kitchen, have your own catering business, or even if you are selling prepared foods, transportation is another area that can make or break your business. You want crunchy foods to remain crunchy, hot foods to remain hot, and cold foods definitely need to stay cold during transportation, and of course we have tips on how to do it all! Some tips are easy, such as cooling the crunchy food before placing it in food appropriate boxes.
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