Originally Posted by mikel33
Please don't give me a gullibility test.. you're kidding........ right?
Well, the way ironchef cooks, you need a good deal of experience and skill. Don't sweat it about not having any experience and starting on the line at Red Lobster. I'm sure that most everything comes pre-portioned or pre-made, and you'll mostly be doing heat and serve. Shouldn't have to worry about learning to butcher fish, proper sauce making or anything like that.
Here's what you should focus on-
Seasoning. Use enough salt. Your chef will show you how to season a fish filet your first day, and you're likely to be stunned by how much salt goes on. However, now you know a big reason why restaurant food tastes so much better than stuff from home.
Heat control. The stoves/grill you'll be using may as well be hell's furnace compared to what you'll find at home. Learn to get your pans hot and keep them that way, and learn how to keep the heat low when required. Get good a getting a nice sear on proteins.