i want to go into the field of culinary arts!?

im going to take classes in culinary arts and i was just wondering do you have to taste everthing Evan if its meat (I’m vegetarian)

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  • 1 decade ago
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    If you're going to prepare all types of food for types of people, I think it's important to taste everything just so you have a sense of what you're doing. I went to culinary school with several people that suspended their beliefs in order to learn. It's a difficult thing to do.

    There are many excellent vegetarian culinary schools out there. If that's where your heart lies, perhaps you should pursue that avenue.

    Good luck!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Simple answer is YES. While attending culinary school, I tasted a number of dishes I personally did not like. But I did learn what to taste for. My classmate was a vegan, but still had to sample what we were cooking. How else are you to learn the difference. What if another cook under you mixed salt and sugar. You would serve that at your establishment without tasting???

    I do believe you should love what you do. It is the only way you can truly EXCEL. Money is a secondary consideration.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i'm a vegetarian, and throughout my culinary college, i had to taste everything.

    some things i didn't like, or want to taste, but how else would i know what a dish is really supposed to taste like?

    which area of culinary arts are you choosing to specialise in? pattisserie would be good, if you like the complexity, because most dishes are basically vegetarian.

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  • 1 decade ago

    This would be something for you to work out yourself or with your instructors. Get their advice too. This issue isnt just for vegetarians. Its also for religious beliefs and allergies. People that are allergic to poultry should not be forced to try Duck Confit just to see what it tastes like, and then end up in the hospital in the name of education. I had a classmate in class that was Muslim and at first was at odds with even handling pork products, but the instructor told him he had to prepare the dish as it is supposed to be prepared, but did not have to eat it because of his religious beliefs. Being a vegetarian can be thought of on the same lines as a religious belief because many people do it for ethical reasons. You also dont have to swallow. I dont know if still counts towards you being a vegetarian in your mind. For Example, I strongly dislike the flavor of carrots and broccoli, but at work I taste it to check for doneness and flavor, but then I spit it out in the compost barrel.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Last week I read an article that stated people in that field make far less money than anticipated or projected to them. You might want to reconsider. Corporate law would be a better alternative.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    that is a hard one, but i guess you really should taste it but since you are a vegee, you should ask someone you trust or a couple people what they think of the product/food.

    great question.

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  • 1 decade ago

    how can you serve it if you don't taste it? You'll never know if you're putting out a good product.

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