While most of you don’t necessarily work in a professional kitchen, most everyone has to cook in some capacity for yourselves or others so being prepped or having your mise en place completed still applies. Nothing worse than starting to cook and realizing a quarter of the way in that you forgot to chop garlic or mince some herbs, so back to the cutting board for you. If you have everything prepped and ready to go then the cooking process is seamless and some who normally don’t enjoy the cooking experience may actually enjoy it for the first time. It also allows you to solely focus on cooking and not having to worry about 10 million other things like cutting, slicing, filleting, etc. So in other words prep first, cook second, easy as pie.