A cut, a burn, a broken plate - what’s the worst mistake you’ve ever made in the kitchen? A dropped pancake? Burned chicken? How about dropping a massive jar in the walk in fridge in your first week on the job? Over the past few years we’ve been asking some of the world’s best chefs to share with us a story about a time they really messed up in the kitchen, a mistake they made that will live with them forever.
It’s easy for us to forget that chefs, the ones who execute work every day that pursues perfection, make mistakes, but they do. In fact, speak with any of the world’s great chefs and they’ll tell you that the mistakes are more important than the successes.
The next chef to reveal theirChef Mistakeis the Ashley Palmer-Watts. Ashley started working in kitchens young and was lucky enough to start working early for Heston Blumenthal when he was just starting The Fat Duck restaurant.
He was also lucky that Blumenthal is a forgiving kind of boss, because his mistake is a corker.
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