21 Best Thomas Keller quotes to inspire you

We’ve curated 21 inspirational quotes from professional chef Thomas Keller to fire up your passion for your culinary profession. you might be aware of who he is. in this case you can skip a few paragraphs and directly get to the meat of this blog post.

in case you don’t know who Chef Thomas Keller is.

Here are some facts about him:

11 facts about the celebrity chef Thomas Keller:

  1. Her Mother was a restauranter. She recruited young Thomas to work in the kitchen when her cook got sick. That’s how he started his journey in the culinary world.
  2. Thomas Keller has a net worth of a whopping 130 million dollars which makes him one of the richest celebrity chefs in the world.
  3. he has worked as an apprentice in several Michelin star restaurants while he was in Paris.
  4. he opened his first restaurant Rakel at the age of 32 in 1987.
  5. Two of his restaurants have three Michelin star restaurants.
  6. At the age of 57, he retired from the kitchen
  7. he is the author of five cookbooks
  8. he has also worked in films
  9. Thomas Keller teaches a cooking class online at masterclass.com
  10. he has won multiple awards from the James beard foundation. he was named the best American chef by the James beard foundation in 1996 and in 1997.
  11. he is a chef with no degree but a ton of experience and high culinary standards. He has no formal education from any culinary institutes.

list of quotes by Chef Thomas Keller:

"A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe." ~ Thomas Keller Click To Tweet "When you acknowledge, as you must, that there is no such thing as perfect food, only the idea of it, then the real purpose of striving toward perfection becomes clear: to make people happy, that is what cooking is all about." ~… Click To Tweet "It's not about passion. Passion is something that we tend to overemphasize, that we certainly place too much importance on. Passion ebbs and flows. To me, it's about desire. If you have a constant, unwavering desire to be a cook,… Click To Tweet "This is the great challenge: to maintain passion for the everyday routine and the endlessly repeated act, to derive deep gratification from the mundane." ~ Thomas Keller Click To Tweet "Any job worth doing is worth doing well. But to be able to do that, you have to do it over and over again." ~ Thomas Keller Click To Tweet "Respect for food is respect for life, for who we are and what we do." ~ Thomas Keller Click To Tweet "Repetition is the mother of perfection. If there is true perfection, it's about doing something over and over again. I truly think that if somebody does a recipe they've never done before and gets it right, they're probably more… Click To Tweet "A cookbook must have recipes, but it shouldn't be a blueprint. It should be more inspirational; it should be a guide." ~ Thomas Keller Click To Tweet "For me, that's one of the important things about cooking. What was good enough yesterday may not be good enough today." ~ Thomas Keller Click To Tweet "Let's face it: if you and I have the same capabilities, the same energy, the same staff, if the only thing that's different between you and me is the products we can get, and I can get a better product than you, I'm going to be a… Click To Tweet "I guess the main source of stress for me is the stress I put on myself." ~ Thomas Keller Click To Tweet "Once you understand the foundations of cooking – whatever kind you like, whether it's French or Italian or Japanese – you really don't need a cookbook anymore." ~ Thomas Keller Click To Tweet "I can make the dough in a machine faster than I can make it by hand, but I want to make it by hand, because I want to remember the way it feels. It's so important for me to make it by hand – whether it's pasta dough or a pâte… Click To Tweet "You're getting to know who the great chefs are through their books." ~ Thomas Keller Click To Tweet "We go through our careers and things happen to us. Those experiences made me what I am." ~ Thomas Keller Click To Tweet "The law of diminishing returns is something I really believe in." ~ Thomas Keller Click To Tweet "I wanted to learn everything I could about what it takes to be a great chef. It was a turning point for me." ~ Thomas Keller Click To Tweet "The book is there for inspiration and as a foundation, the fundamentals on which to build." ~ Thomas Keller Click To Tweet "I think if you can take one or two things from a cookbook, it's successful." ~ Thomas Keller Click To Tweet "I drank more wine when I wasn't working as much, to be honest." ~ Thomas Keller Click To Tweet "You have to be driven. You have to be focused. You have to be aware." ~ Thomas Keller Click To Tweet

Bibliography and Webliography :

“What It Takes” with Alice Winkler, learningenglish.voanews.com. April 20, 2018.

Thomas Keller (2016). “The French Laundry Cookbook”, p.2, Artisan Books

Thomas Keller (2016). “The French Laundry Cookbook”, p.2, Artisan Books

“Table Talk with Thomas Keller”. Interview with James Mustich, www.barnesandnoble.com. November 24, 2009.

Thomas Keller (2016). “The French Laundry Cookbook”, p.2, Artisan Books


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