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The success of these chefs is due to dedication, hard work
and continual striving to do their absolute best
Have you ever wondered why chefs are sometimes fussy, pedantic and
over-the-top? And why they are so often seen to be controlling? It's
because any chef worth their weight is passionate about the food they
cook. They want perfection and nothing else will do! This passion will
translate into creativity beyond expectations. Everyone will want to
be part of the journey.
Look at the famed chefs both in Australia and overseas: Neil Perry,
Stefano Manfredi, Justin North, Serge Dansereau, Tetsuya, Michael
Moore, Marco Pierre White, Charlie Trotter... How have they achieved
their success in such a challenging and rigorous business?
Among all the skills, training (both formal and non-formal) and the
hours of dedicated slog, it's their passion for food that has
kept them at the top - in the Good Food guides, in the daily newspaper
reviews and has provided them with Michelin stars year after year.
Passion, dedication and a one-pointed focus to succeed.
This one-pointedness (known as ekāgratā in Sanskrit) is
rooted in the traditions of meditation and mindfulness. It's a concept
shared by successful people on any professional level. The success of
these chefs (and others that we never hear about) is due to
dedication, hard work and continual striving to do their absolute best
within any restrictions. Successful people work, play and surround
themselves with those who are like-minded. So this positive atmosphere
is shared: positive energy is self-generating.
So, what's the lesson? With a passion for food, dedication to the
skills required to be a great chef and plain hard work you, too, will
be successful. Everything is possible with passion… and a big dollop