8 Tips to Become a Responsible Chef
As youth and their families are preparing for their summer at home (if their normal summer programs aren’t offering face-to-face like Union County 4-H), they are learning some back home skills from their parents or guardians to help them get ready. I’m sure a part of it involves cooking for those interested in making simple meals while they are home. Before you can begin, you should learn eight tips to become a responsible chef in your home.
- Wash hands before making or eating. Be sure to wash your hands for 20 seconds after you have soap on your hands.
- Wash fresh fruits and vegetables with running water before eating or cooking with them. If you have a vegetable brush, that’s an added bonus.
- If you get burned by a hot liquid, run the burn under cold running water and tell an adult.
- Use hot pads to handle hot foods and dishes.
- Put cold foods back in the refrigerator or freezer as soon as you finished with them.
- Make sure to clean up spills.
- Throw away rotten fruits and vegetables and foods with mold.
- Follow recipe and food package directions. Recipes and food packaging instructions are created for a reason to make sure the food is properly balanced through science.
To learn more tricks and steps to basic life skills essential to young people, register for the NC 4-H Virtual Summer Camp co-led by yours truly or contact the local 4-H office at 704.283.3735 to learn more about this program.