Chef Equipment

Written by Shirley Parker
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Chef equipment can be purchased at a discount through several chef network associations. If you can't afford membership fees, you may end up paying more for the professional cookware and you may not. Compare prices, brands and reputation before putting out any money.

Students at culinary institutes will have access to information on the best brands of chef equipment and understand what they're getting. Others may need to do a little more research, but the information is out there. You want the highest quality you can afford, so it might be a good idea to check into some kind of business insurance that will protect against theft, with a deductible, of course. Liability and fire insurance policies for personal chefs don't cover theft.

Chefs need to carry their own pots and pans, knives, sharpeners, and other utensils with them to a client's home. The client provides the stovetop and oven, so the chef can only pray there is more than one burner that works when he first visits the home to discuss the job. Many chefs consider it a good idea to carry a personal first aid kit also, just in case of mishaps.

Chef Equipment Includes Other Items

In warmer climates, portable coolers in the trunk of the car will safely transport fresh raw meats and vegetables. In the United States, food must be cooked in the client's kitchen. Cooked food can't be transported for sale, unless it has been prepared in a commercial kitchen. Along with plainly obvious tools that are considered chef equipment, professional chefs always carry their own spices. Most of them have a favorite brand, sometimes from a personal chef association that does not permit preservatives in the manufacturing.

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best kitchen knives

having the best kitchen knives is certainly a necessity for a chef.