Anne’s Top 8 Lessons Learned as a Chef

by in Food Network Chef, Shows, February 13th, 2013

Anne BurrellAlthough she’s now a seasoned mentor on Chef Wanted and a no-nonsense team leader to some of the Worst Cooks in America, Chef Anne Burrell wasn’t always a food-television star. In fact, she began her career working in some of New York City’s top restaurants, where she climbed the culinary ladder to become a leading executive chef. Read on below to find the most important pieces of industry know-how she’s picked up along the way.

1. Being a chef can get very emotional from time to time. Remain cool under pressure.

2. Remember that you are a teacher and a leader.

3. You can’t avoid mistakes, but you can try to prevent them and learn how to not make them again.

4. Set long-term goals for yourself and review them regularly.

5. As a leader, push people to dig deep and strive to do their best.

6. Establish a strong work ethic for yourself early on.

7. The restaurant industry has the most delightful and creative group of people working in it; embrace them.

8. Never stop learning. You can always be a better chef.

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Comments (7)

  1. Bunny says:

    9. change your hairstyle from time to time

  2. Greg says:

    Anne is a freak and her hair just plays on her weirdness..I hate seeing her on tv

  3. Koanbred says:

    Anne I really do love your show and the great direction that you give the chefs!

  4. Bertha says:

    Anne I want to know if you ever heard of a sage sauce for cakes if so can u please post it

  5. Salada Anie says:

    Hello Anne!

    I think you are using this salad spinner:

    I'm from Brazil and I thinking to purchase this product cause I watch your show and i like very much!

    Congratulations and Best regards !!!!

  6. Set long-term goals for yourself and review them regularly.

  7. judy says:

    I love her–I have almost everyone of her recipes – I HAVE TRYED ALMOST ALL OF THEM..I HAVE never had to change any of them..My best one among many is the PIGS BELLY. I wish she would make some new shows SECRETS OF A RESTAURANT CHEF. KEEP IT UP ANN

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