Work Clean

Work Clean

The Life-changing Power of Mise-en-place to Organize your Life, Work, and Mind

Book - 2016
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The first organizational book inspired by the culinary world, taking mise-en-place outside the kitchen.

Every day, chefs across the globe churn out enormous amounts of high-quality work with efficiency using a system called mise-en-place --a French culinary term that means "putting in place" and signifies an entire lifestyle of readiness and engagement. In Work Clean, Dan Charnas reveals how to apply mise-en-place outside the kitchen, in any kind of work.

Culled from dozens of interviews with culinary professionals and executives, including world-renowned chefs like Thomas Keller and Alfred Portale, this essential guide offers a simple system to focus your actions and accomplish your work. Charnas spells out the 10 major principles of mise-en-place for chefs and non chefs alike: (1) planning is prime; (2) arranging spaces and perfecting movements; (3) cleaning as you go; (4) making first moves; (5) finishing actions; (6) slowing down to speed up; (7) call and callback; (8) open ears and eyes; (9) inspect and correct; (10) total utilization.

This journey into the world of chefs and cooks shows you how each principle works in the kitchen, office, home, and virtually any other setting.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Rodale,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ♭2016
ISBN: 9781623365929
1623365929
Characteristics: xi, 291 pages :,illustrations ;,23 cm
Additional Contributors: Gaugler, Christina

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biblioanna Jan 14, 2017

Pairs well with The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up. Great feature of Jarobi White from A Tribe Called Quest.

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