5 Time-Saving Tips from Chefs That You Should Try

Learn food prep tips from professional chefs and apply them in your home kitchen.

Proper food prep will save you a large amount of time and stress spent in the kitchen. To avoid common cooking and baking mishaps, remember to stay organized and clean. We consulted some of Manila's favorite chefs on the one tip that they always rely on for smooth prep in the kitchen. Read on and apply them the next time you cook or bake! 


1  Celine Escaler, Stockton Place

"Before heading out for work in the morning, thaw your meat in the fridge. When you get home, it’ll be ready for use."


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2  Denny Antonino, Your Local

"Prepare a menu. It doesn’t have to be fancy—just write down what you plan to make for each day of the week. You’ll realize that something that simple will help make cooking much easier."


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3  Tricia-MacDonald, The Black Pig

"Mise en place—put everything in place. Organization is the first thing students are taught in culinary school, and is one of the most basic requirements in a kitchen. Apply this at home by putting all the ingredients you need within reach and having all the necessary tools on hand."



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4  Portia Baluyut, Rustic Mornings by Isabelo

"Keep your pantry and fridge stocked with the staples. Having them on hand will encourage you to cook often and try new recipes."


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5  Francis Lim, NAV Modern Thai and Tipple and Slaw

"Measure and chop all your ingredients, then segregate and arrange them according to order of use. Make sure that everything is at its proper temperature for cooking."



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Tips appeared in the July 2015 issue of Yummy magazine


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