In the Kitchen

Today’s discussion will revolve around the use of a kitchen that is visible to the public. I ate at two separate chinese restaurants today and both have very good food; However, I would choose one over the other for one reason. I could see the kitchen and what was happening inside. I am not sure exactly what triggered this response in me, but I can take a stab at it. When people are able to see the kitchen, then they get a sense of comfort knowing where their food is coming from. Regardless if people have trust issues, there is no doubt in my mind that everyone enjoys the luxury of seeing exactly where their food is coming from. I feel that every restaurant should have a window looking into their kitchen. I say this not only because it is comforting to see where my food is coming from, but because it puts on the pressure on the chefs to make sure that the kitchen is a clean environment and that the food is prepared in a healthy way. As a matter of fact, I think it should be a national requirement for all restaurants to have their kitchens completely visible to the entire restaurant because there is really only benefit to come from it.


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