When it comes to cooking, a lot of Americans may be suffering from overconfidence. According to a new survey of two-thousand adults, 77% say cooking is one of their favorite things to do. And while they prepare an average of nine meals at home every week, 63% are so confident in their culinary skills, they think they could go head-to-head with professional celebrity chefs.
The poll commissioned by Signature Kitchen Suite finds:
- Just over half (58%) of those surveyed consider themselves to be “professional home chefs.”
- Two-thirds think they have the skills to open their own restaurant or catering business.
- And 62% of these home cooks think they deserve to have their own TV cooking show.
- As for how they think they’d do on a cooking competition TV show, a third of respondents believe they’d last until mid-season, while 27% admit they’d probably be the first to go, and 5% are so sure of themselves, they think they’d win the whole thing.
When it comes to cooking:
- Nothing feels better than having a loved one compliment their food, according to 84% of those surveyed.
- The average person makes 46% of their meals from scratch and has memorized and mastered six recipes.
- They list the pros of cooking as knowing the right proportions for ingredients off-hand, a sense of satisfaction and getting compliments.
- And on the flip side, the cons of cooking include the pressure of cooking a perfect meal and just how exhausting it can be.
- With restaurant-inspired cooking, 69% say they’ve successfully recreated a dish they had at a restaurant and 63% claim they can improve those recipes.
- About half (49%) of respondents credit their family for teaching them tips and tricks in the kitchen.
Source: SWNS Digital