Negative stress has become an accepted norm in professional kitchens and the industry suffers as a result.
To test if stress is really indispensable to chefs, Electrolux Professional carried out a social experiment with two teams of chefs preparing the same menu but with different equipment and stress levels.
One of the teams was using Electrolux Professional Cook&Chill system, while the other was using traditional restaurant appliances.
Data from the teams’ heart rate monitors showed that chefs using traditional restaurant appliances were more stressed.
“We live in a time when people care more about the story and process behind the food on our plates. But there’s a missing link in the farm to table movement — chefs. We believe that great food can be created through a happier, healthier work-life in the kitchen, and that’s why we wanted to test if negative stress really is indispensable.”
Electrolux Professional Corporate Executive Chef for North America