Culinary school is all about learning the fundamental techniques needed to create delicious meals — and part of that training is learning some clever cooking hacks that make life easier.
You know, the little cooking tricks that blew your mind the first time you learned them?
Hacks like using two plates (or quart container lids) to easily slice cherry tomatoes or grapes in half without smashing them...
Or storing fresh herbs in paper towel bundles to keep them fresh...
Or saving all of your herb stems and tying them into little bundles to add to your soups and sauces.
A simple hack like poaching eggs in plastic wrap is one of those clever tricks that can save some serious time (and mess!) if you know how to do it.
So tell us: What are some of the best cooking hacks you learned in culinary school? The ones that make cooking easier and less work?
Let us know in the comments below! The best responses will be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post.