In an intense kitchen, you confront so many things that pull you off-centre or into some kind of reaction. Even if it doesn’t involve you, you can be swept away by the energy of the room or the people around you. The next time that happens, try to step back from the situation in front of your eyes and witness yourself.
See that you’re just a bystander. See the distance between you and the situation. Turn your attention to your heart and your breath and hold the camera there – till you’re completely tuned in to you. Eventually, you’ll feel a sense of grounding, helping you weather any storms on the outside.
But from a more powerful place, chef.