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Professional Chefs: What's The Most Common Mistake We're Making?

Please help us out!

I'm just gonna cut to the chase, folks: There are some of us who think we're total pros while cooking in the kitchen, when in reality, there are a *bunch* of mistakes we make without even knowing it.

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So, if you're a professional chef in the cooking world, I want to hear directly from you. Please help us out and share the biggest cooking mistakes we're making in the kitchen!

Gordon Ramsay in the "Hell's Cafeteria" sketch on "The Late Late Show with James Corden," calling Julie Chen "an idiot sandwich"

Maybe we always put oil in our pots while boiling pasta, but we really shouldn't because "the sauce will just slide right off your pasta."

Jon Batiste eating spaghetti in his dressing room on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert"

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Or perhaps if we over-salt our food, we throw out the meal and start all over again — but adding acid to the dish will actually save it.

Priya Krishna from "Bon Appétit" explaining that adding acid to a dish will help save it
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Or maybe we never clean up our kitchens as we're cooking a meal, when in reality, it's important to do so because it helps cook additional recipes with more space and ease.


It's a simple mistake, but a big one nonetheless!

Whatever it is, we want to know! Professional chefs, please tell us the biggest cooking mistakes we're making in the kitchen.


The best submissions will be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post!