First of all, what makes a great professional chef is a passion for food, to care about the service provided and customers they serve and the team he or she leads.
Secondly, a great professional chef thrives and becomes successful because they never forget what it’s like to sit in the dining room expecting a great meal.
And thirdly, it takes a desire to learn and an intensity to take that learning to the next level each time a professional chef steps into the kitchen.
A great professional chef knows there is no stopping point. There is always, always, always room for improvement and room for learning.
As soon as a Chef thinks they have reached Pinnacle Peak in their career they become stagnant, their creativity level falls by the wayside and suddenly their labor of love becomes a job!
George Burn's Advice For a Professional Chef
George Burns, who died at the ripe old age of 101, put it all into perspective for me with his answer when asked, what was his secret was to a successful career and longevity? He replied, “Good, better, best – Never let it rest. Get your good better, and your better best!”