During the first week of pastry school, we were given our knife kits. I remember standing in one of the teaching kitchens and unpacking the nylon bag like it was a Christmas present. Inside I found just the right spatulas, thermometers, piping tips, and knives (although I still covet the meat fabrication knives that my culinary counterparts received), needed to be a successful pastry student. That kit saw me through school and out into the world as a professional.
Isn’t it nice to feel prepared? To feel like you have all the tools you need at your disposal to do the job well?