Professional Cooking Things
I'm a line cook with about 6 years of experience working under chefs all over the bay area. Do you want help with basic butchery? Skin a fish? Roast a chicken and have me tell you it's overcooked?
I can help you cook dinner, or just cook for you. We can talk about food, sustainability, the economy as it pertains to the restaurant world. I can bring some of my favorite chef's cookbooks and we can play with and try to recreate professional restaurant plates in your woefully underequipped kitchen.
I can tell you why cooks turn their nose up at a well done steak (there's actually a real reason, and it's not what you think). We can taste produce and take notes, nerd out over the differences between the forty different kinds of radishes. You should never trust the fat chef. Trust the guys that cook FOR them. I'll bring my kit, and I hope you have appliances if you wanna try something complicated. Heck if you just want your knife sharpened I can just sit there for an hour and while we talk about food.
My only caveat is that you have an open mind. If you're the kind of person that thinks there is only ONE way to cook a steak, we aren't going to get along.