One of the most frequently asked questions members on our team report trying to answer is “what’s it like to work in a test kitchen?” Truth is, it’s a great job if you like to cook and solve puzzles. Here’s another way to say it: working in a test kitchen is like combining home ec class with science lab but with no lockers, spares or cute teenaged boys to flirt with during the boring parts.
I took this picture yesterday morning after I saw Sabrina’s station all set up and ready for a day of recipe testing. Looking at it now, I realize that a picture really is worth 1,000 words: As you can see, you measure things in a lot of different ways in a test kitchen just like in science class. In fact, if as a recipe tester you don’t spend a lot of time jotting down measurements of various kinds, chances are you won’t measure up in this business!