How to cook complex meals for 4 for 2 hours. says confectioner

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Share their experiences, so you can easily cook so much food, that will be enough to cover the holiday table.

About as many can be prepared 2 hours
About as many can be prepared 2 hours

Recently I was invited to spend a culinary master class. Time was limited. I needed 2 hours to prepare a main course and dessert for 20 people.

But I was able to surpass the program and we have prepared the cake, vegetable stew "Ratatouille", potato cakes and a huge pot of lemonade.

How is this possible and how it can help you, telling you all about it.

To do everything, I made for myself a clear action plan. A similar plan I recommend to use at home, when you are going to set the table for an important event.

Imagine that on a festive table in honor of the birth of the day, you'll spend a few hours instead of the whole day. Presented? Then I start.

1. A clear action plan

A few days before your event in detail, I painted the whole plan, I'm going to do. He looked (see. photo) is very strange, but the main thing that I understand everything.

This is a small part of the plan. Figures marked order preparation
This is a small part of the plan. Figures marked order preparation

In its plan I painted as I need time to cook a particular dishWhat I'm going to do until I have a baked biscuit.

To know in advance how much time is spent on a particular dish, I made me a test run and has prepared some dishes from the list. Each stage I measured the stopwatch.

2. Prepare everything you need

I I have compiled a list of the necessary equipment, products and all that I may be required during preparation. Before you start, I have checked that all products are available and equipment lay in their places.

Everything you need to be at hand. Photos - Anton Belitskiy
Everything you need to be at hand. Photos - Anton Belitskiy
This will help you avoid a situation where in the important point is urgently needed, such as the whisk, and you can not find it. Or do you abruptly ended this or that ingredient required for meals.
Go once to the store and never returned to it.

3. delegated

It is clear that I did not have time to cover in 2 hours table for 20 people alone. So I painted some pre-preparation steps can I delegate to the participants of the master class. But most important is what I did.

Participants in the master class cut into ingredients for "Ratatouille"
Participants in the master class cut into ingredients for "Ratatouille"
Ask your spouse, children help you prepare. Highlight their work, with which they will cope, such as cut vegetables or wash the dishes. For myself leave the work with which they can not cope.

Yes, this training demanded I would not have time to me more time to work through "measures scenario", but without it, cook 4 courses in 2 hours. I recommend to take advantage of my advice, when you plan the next holiday.

By the way, how many meals do you usually cook for the holiday table? Tell us about it in the comments.

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