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Learning in High-end kitchens

agile learning principes Aug 01, 2019

I’ve worked for some amazing software companies over the years, but I don’t think I really understood having a good daily routine and how to work well with others until I took a break and started cooking. I’ve worked for some very well known chefs in some pretty nice places and what I got out of those experiences is priceless.  Even though it was years ago, it left an impact that helps me every day.

Here are some learnings I’ve gleaned over the 21 years across two seemingly different industries, which I think is a good snack for a young software engineer getting started.

Be Organized. The first thing you do when you get into a kitchen is check your prep list to see what you are making for the day. Once you have a plan for how you are going to make all this food, you get your ingredients and tools set up to start prepping — you only have a few hours before you have to deploy your ingredients onto the plates. Having a plan every day and a list of...

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