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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 ten major principles of mise-en-place for chefs and non chefs alike:

  • Planning is prime,
  • Arranging spaces and perfecting movements,
  • Cleaning as you go,
  • Making first moves
  • Finishing actions
  • Slowing down to speed up,
  • Call and callback,
  • Open ears and eyes,
  • Inspect and correct, and
  • 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Finally abook that shows the rest of the world that a chef’s meticulous need for order isn’t about obsession—it’s a way to set them up for success.”

    Chef Marcus Samuelsson

  • “A distinctive and fascinating read! Work Clean shares the skills used by chefs to help you manage your time and resources to effectively get the most out of life.”

    Chef Alfred Porale

  • “The concept of mise-en-place can seem stoic or robotic even, but Dan Charnas has revealed otherwise in Work Clean. It is a means to completing successfully what is right in front of us—whether in or out of the kitchen—through consideration and action.”

    Chef Sam Henderson

  • “Author and narrator Dan Charnas provides a persuasive performance…Charnas’s observations in and out of the kitchen illuminate how the Work Clean principles are derived from the mise-en-place discipline…Charnas’s narration is fluid, crisp, and clear. He captures the chaos of the kitchen and convincingly conveys how the Work Clean principles can be applied to the world outside the kitchen.”


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