The first thing you need to be a great cook is a clean and organized work space.
Clean Counter Top Clean Sink Empty Dishwasher Stable Cutting Board Sharp Knives Measuring Devices Ingredients NO Clutter
Get rid of everyhting you don't need, empty the garbage
Make sure there are no dishes in the sink and the dishwasher is empty.
Wash, dry and store your pots and pans as you go, so you don’t end up with a huge mess at the end.
You need a cutting board:
Always place a damp towel or a rubber mat under the cutting board so it doesn’t slide around. Sliding cutting boards are dangerous and can lead to cut fingers and stitches... ouch!
Sharp knives, measuring devices and tools:
Be sure to have the tools you’ll need for the recipe ready to go before you need them. Don’t ruin a recipe because you are running around looking for your tongs, spatula or whisk.
Make sure you have all the ingredients to make the recipe BEFORE you start to cook. It would be crazy to have to make a grocery run in the middle of a recipe
Get rid of everyhting you don't need on the counters, stove top and floor.
Now that the stage is set, lets start cooking…