08th Sep 2020

Top 10 quotes from world-leading chefs that inspire us

The enjoyment of good food is universal. Whether you’re sharing a meal with your family, meeting up with friends or enjoying a lunch break with colleagues in the office – these moments of bonding over a meal are an important part of life.

At Fooditude, we believe that our office catering should be more than just feeding people. For all the offices we deliver to around London, we want to give their staff a moment in the day where they can relax and socialise over a hearty breakfast or a nourishing lunch.

It’s a privilege to cook meals that bring people together around a table. Cooking is an art and like all other art forms, we look to the world’s greatest artists to provide us with inspiration. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our 10 favourite quotes from world-leading chefs to spark up a little motivation in your the kitchen…

Experiment more

“I’ve long believed that good food, good eating, is all about risk. Whether we’re talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime ‘associates,’ food, for me, has always been an adventure.”

Anthony Bourdain

Stay humble

“To eat well, I always disagree with critics who say that all restaurants should be fine dining. You can get a Michelin star if you serve the best hamburger in the world.”

David Chang, @davidchang

Strike a balance

“Play to each element’s strengths: use Salt to enhance, Fat to carry, and Acid to balance flavor.”

Samin Nosrat, @CiaoSamin

Keep inspired

“If you want to become a great chef, you have to work with great chefs. And that’s exactly what I did.”

Gordon Ramsay, @GordonRamsay

Celebrate your roots

“For me, cooking is an expression of the land where you are and the culture of that place.”

Wolfgang Puck, @WolfgangPuck

Be fearless

“Do not be afraid of cooking as your ingredients will know, and misbehave. Enjoy your cooking and the food will behave; moreover it will pass your pleasure on to those who eat it.”

Fergus Henderson, @Mr_St_JOHN

Keep on searching

“At home I’ve got 1,500 cookbooks and the spines have all gone, the pages are all torn – it’s chaos.”

Heston Blumenthal, @TheFatDuckBray

Be resourceful

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and the by-product from one food can be perfect for making another.”

Yotam Ottolenghi, @ottolenghi

Ingredients matter

“Real food doesn’t have ingredients, real food is ingredients.”

Jamie Oliver, @jamieoliver

Be patient

“To know how to eat well, one must first know how to wait.”

Marco Pierre White, @mpwgroup

If these inspiring quotes from these great chefs tell us anything – it’s that no meal should be unpalatable. That’s why our chefs work hard, behind the scenes, to cook up food that brings genuine joy to the staff working in offices throughout London.

Whether you’re at your favourite bistro or in your office canteen – it’s your right to enjoy a decent meal. For many offices, the pandemic might have put a spanner in the works when it comes to staff tucking into nourishing food.

That’s why we’ve come up with a new service called Fuel by Fooditude. Everything on the menu is cooked from scratch, safely-packaged and delivered directly. Whenever it’s within budget, we always favour seasonal, organic and locally sourced ingredients to cook with.

Published by Cristina Covello