Importance of Teamwork in the Kitchen
Importance of Teamwork
In the Kitchen Teamwork in the kitchen is a basic requirement as it is the main key of successful performance for anyone who is, going to or will join this most important department of hospitality. The purpose of this essay is to explain the concept of teamwork and how it applies to kitchen environment. Also, examples of personal experience of teamwork in class are provided to illustrate its effectiveness as a way to achieve common goals.
Dwyer (2013, p. 224) defines teamwork as a cooperative effort by the members of a group or team to achieve common goals and objectives. This means that in a team, all members need to contribute to the common effort communicate and help each other to achieve set
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The goal of this class was to learn how to prepare and cook white chicken stock which met the requirements of the teacher. From that point, each group or team had to understand the goal clearly such as that their white chicken stock needed to be simmered until all the flavour was extracted and was then fat free. If any of team members did not understand any part of the task, explanations were available from other team members or leaders so they could work together and know whether the objective had been met. The other example was in week three where all students are divided into team with two members each. For my team, Oliver was an in- formal leader. We did mise-en-place well as our utensils and knives that had been using; we always tried to replace with the cleanness as soon as possible. During cooking process, we shared job equally base on what the team member is good at with trusting and listening. As a good leader, Oliver kept giving me motivation by saying “I trust you” all the time and that gave me confident to make the best task as I could do. Also, from my side, I had no worries when he was doing some other parts of cooking. Respecting, helping each other with no hesitations, sharing information made us an effectiveness team. Furthermore, anything directions that I have missed form the