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My evolution as a chef has gone into reverse. When I graduated from culinary school, I was making all kinds of abstract dishes, trying to come up with crazy presentations of crazy food, trying to focus more on how to “wow” the guest with the presentation and shock factor. I have since learned that you need to let the food speak for itself.
For some of us, the food we create is our signature; for others, our hobby; and even to some, our careers and personal expressions. Do not be afraid to mess up, or you will end up not even trying. Best of luck with your future cooking, and I hope that you have many successes, but keep in mind; your failures and shortcomings are most often the source of your improvement.