How do chefs remember all those ingredients and measurements ?!
It gets easy with time,believe me.I never use a recipe book anymore,besides, we develop our own methods as we go along & don't follow other people's recipes.
We make things enough times, you don't forget anything. And the desire to be a good at what you do helps ! And don't let anyone fool you, Cookbooks are used ! And a Chef is someone that runs a Kitchen and doesn't always doing the COOKING !!!
Cook for a living
how do we remember the lyrics to songs?
or how to brush or teeth?
or how to do everything we do? repetition probably, or maybe they even have a book of some sort.
Practice, practice, practice!
they train, and practice.