Dan Charnas

Work Clean
  • Work Clean

  • Night after night, chefs and their crews multitask in a way that puts deskbound workers to shame. Have you ever wondered how they do it?

    In Work Clean, Dan Charnas uncovers their secret: mise-en-place ('putting in place' to you and me) - the organizational system that transforms the lives of its practitioners through focus and self-discipline.

    Through interviews with top chefs working in professional kitchens all over the world, culinary students, line cooks and restaurant employees, Charnas reveals the ten major principles of mise-en-place, including: 'Arranging spaces', 'Finishing actions' and 'Slowing Down to Speed Up'.

    Demonstrating how to put the method into practice, Work Clean is your guide to boosting productivity in all aspects of life.

Dan Charnas is an award-winning journalist and author of The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop. He has also worked at media, marketing and tech executive for companies including Warner Bros and Sony and as a producer for MTV, VH1 and FitTV. He is currently an associate arts professor of writing, history and emergent media at the Tisch School of the Arts and New York University.


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