WHAT DOES A POISSIONIER DO?
A poissonier is a chef who specializes in the preparation of fish specialties in the kitchen. He works under the Chef de Partie and is responsible for the preparation of fish dishes, as well as seafood and shellfish. He is also responsible for selecting and storing the seafood to ensure it is fresh and of high quality.
A poissonier must be proficient in various techniques of preparing fish and seafood, such as grilling, steaming, poaching and breading. He must also have knowledge in the processing of fish and seafood to prepare them in perfect quality.
He must also have knowledge in the use of spices and flavors to enhance the flavors of the fish specialties. A poissonier must also have the skills and experience to be creative and come up with new ideas for fish dishes to enhance the restaurant’s menu and impress guests. He is also responsible for organizing and supervising the work at his station, as well as maintaining sanitary standards and using ingredients in an efficient manner.