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What Equipment Do I Need To Become A Qualified Chef?

In this 17th step of your course about how to become a top chef we're going to take a brief look at what equipment you will require.

What Equipment do I need?

As in every area of life, you need to have the right equipment when you are trying to become a chef. Most schools require that you purchase your own tools and equipment.

Have you ever heard the old saying “A movie star is only as good as his/her next movie”? The same is true if you are a chef.

A chef is only as good as his next dish. The best way to start you on the road to making great cuisine is by using the right tools and always having them handy.

Your tools will be different depending on what type of chef you are planning to become. There are of course, the regular tools of the trade, but some chefs prefer to use specialty items as well.

Here are some of the tools you will need to get started:

• A full set of good and sharp knives, including butcher knife, paring knife, and de-boning knife.

• A comfortable pair of shoes because you will be on your feet most of the day.

• A smock or apron.

• A hair net or hat.

• Pots and pans. This is not necessary. It is more of a specialty item. Many cooks prefer to use their own pots etc. as it makes cooking more dependable.

• A knife sharpener.

• Reliable books that can help you in a pinch such as cookbooks, etc..

• Spot towels.

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