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 pretending you know what you’re doing when really you don’t? 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 their Chef Mistake is New York’s very own Wylie Dufresne recounting a story of a time he worked for none other than Jean-Georges.
That’s right, here’s Dufresne as he talks us through one of his biggest mistakes working for one of New York’s biggest chefs.
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