Setting Up the Standard Workstation

Poste de Travail

Appears in
The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Cuisine

By French Culinary Institute

Published 2021

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The professional kitchen workstation is a universal setup that never changes. It can even carry over to the home kitchen, as working in this systematic fashion sets good organizational skills. The work area consists of an immaculate cutting board placed on a damp cloth or paper towel to prevent slipping. If the cook is right-handed, knives and other necessary equipment are placed to the right of the board. For those who are left-handed, materials are placed to the left. Bowls to hold ready-to-prepare and prepared vegetables or other products are placed at the top of the cutting board.