Hi, I'm Chef Cooley.

I'm a mentor in Main Dish

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My Main Dish Corner

Why I want to be mentor in this category:
Because my joy is Main Dish, it's all I cook, all i want to cook, and I ever will cook.

What inspires me in this category:
Because Main Dish is the heart of the entire meal; it's the decision maker between good and bad for the entire meal. I love that kind of pressure.

My experience? Well..... it's simple; I am almost 22, started cooking properly at 17, and in 5 years I have made over 6,000 dishes. May not seem like much to some, but to me 80% of those dishes were failures. Now, I've perfected my skill. Who says you can't teach yourself. lol.

Biggest Lesson Learned:
Gordon Ramsay said to me, "Don't F* up your meal because you want to do it YOUR way, sometimes it's neccessary to follow someone else's instructions."

My Tips:

  • Lay every ingredient on the counter, make a schedule of when to start what so that your entire meal is ready to dish all at once