"I don't like surprises in my kitchen"
LA PÊCHERIE, LYON
For chef Cyril Huguel, keeping his guests happy is a top priority in his profession. "I want to serve new dishes regularly, according to the seasons and based on new inspirations." Faced with an increasing workload and a shortage of staff, he makes smart choices in his kitchen. "I use basic ingredients that allow me to prepare products of the desired quality, quickly and at any time."
On the banks of the Saône in Lyon, France, you will find the Bistrot de la Pêcherie: a cosy bar and restaurant where you can enjoy a menu of cocktails and shooters, as well as aperitif boards and a variety of tapas at any time of day. This is where chef Cyril Huguel is head of the kitchen.
The French chef can cite numerous examples of things that make his job as a chef challenging. "The weather, strikes, all the things that make working in the kitchen different every day." he says. He also describes it as challenging that he recently went from making 20 covers a day to 60. "I have had to adapt to orders and quantities. And now I have to be alert at every moment of the day. The Debic products have been a great help. If I don't have time to make a dessert or a cream, or if I don't have a professional chef next to me in the kitchen, I can always rely on the Debic products."
Huguel cites Debic Cream Plus Mascarpone as an example. "When I use it to make my tiramisu, I always have the same dessert with consistent quality. This is an ideal product because I work with people who are not always trained cooks. The mascarpone has the right weight and is already perfectly balanced. That saves me a huge amount of time."
Debic Roast & Fry also saves the chef time. "I don't have to clarify my butter: everything is already prepared and of consistent quality. Ideal for meat, fish or grilled dishes. With such a consistent product, I never face unpleasant surprises. And such smart choices don't necessarily come at a high price. In fact, when you take into account labour hours, these solutions are sometimes even cheaper."
"The mascarpone has the right weight and is already perfectly balanced. That saves me a huge amount of time."
LA PÊCHERIE, LYON
Huguel has all kinds of Debic products in his kitchen. In addition to Debic Cream Plus Mascarpone and Debic Roast & Fry, he also works with Debic Whipped Cream in a spray can, Debic Végétop and Debic's liquid desserts, such as Crème Anglaise, Panna Cotta and Parfait. "These products are very practical in terms of hygiene and saving time. They are easy to use, you always get the same yield, the same volume and the same portions. You don't have a bit more one day and a bit less the next. Ideal. This is exactly what helps me progress as a chef every day."
- If you don't always have qualified staff at your side, opt for smart solutions that still allow you to achieve consistent, high-quality results.
- Smart solutions in terms of prepared products do not always have to be more expensive. Especially not when you factor in the time savings.
- Use Debic Roast & Fry so you don't have to clarify your butter. Ideal for meat, fish or grilled dishes.