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17 Apr, 2021

Chef jobs: Dealing with a tasting interview

Dealing with a tasting interview Depending on the chef job you’re going for you will almost certainly be asked to do a tasting inerview.  The tasting may be market basket based, a creative tasting that you can partially prepare, or simply a run through of some of the property’s signature dishes. Generally tastings show a […]

2 Apr, 2021

Top tips for hiring success with Only Chefs

If you’ve signed for our free trial, thinking about buying one of our recruitment products, or have recently purchased one, here are some top tips for hiring success with Only Chefs: TIP: Check salary, working conditions and benefits – are they up to scratch? Even as we start to emerge from Covid-19 we are in […]

4 Mar, 2021

Chef, here’s what employers want to see in a CV

By Nick Baldwin, MD of DoMyCV. The process of reviewing a CV or resume (for chefs or any other profession for that matter) has been likened to going on a blind date – the reader is effectively meeting you for the first time and they will want to find out what they need to know […]

3 Feb, 2021

Winner: Enterprise Award for best Hospitality Recruitment Platform

  Hospitality recruitment award announcement. Only Chefs, the niche recruitment platform for professional chefs has won the best Hospitality Recruitment Platform at the latest SME News Annual Awards. In a tough category the website was commended for providing ground-breaking solutions to the staffing industry. Mark Milner, Only Chefs founder commented: ‘To be recognised for innovation […]

25 Jan, 2021

8 tips to look after yourself chef

8 tips to look after yourself chef Let’s face it this year so far (like last) has mainly been *hit. Many chefs are either on furlough (awaiting their fate), or are without a job. Working as a chef provides much more than just the way you make a living. It provides structure, purpose, social support and […]

23 Dec, 2020

Chef jobs outside of the kitchen

Chef jobs outside of the kitchen to consider If this last year has shown us one thing, it’s that things can change very quickly.  Many chefs have lost their jobs or have been placed on and off furlough. Sadly, this has also resulted in many chefs deciding to leave the industry altogether. However, whereas in […]

16 Nov, 2020

Things to know before becoming a personal chef

Becoming a personal chef Covid-19 has meant that a lot of chefs have lost their jobs. However, one area where there is still demand for chefs is in the private households of wealthy families. So, with this in mind, we asked a number of personal chefs in our network what things others should know before […]

15 Jul, 2020

Head chef? Here’s 5 ways to boost the appeal of CV

5 ways to boost your head chef CV today The last few months have been tough and although we are starting to emerge from full lockdown, things are set to remain challenging for at least the rest of this year. However, companies are hiring and although competition can be stiff, now is the perfect time […]

9 Jun, 2020

Chef CV: How to handle job gaps and job hopping

With some countries starting to reopen for business as they move into the recovery phase of Covid-19, now may be the time to start thinking about reviewing your Chef CV. If you have a work history with gaps in it or have been prone to moving jobs frequently you’ll need to carefully present your experience within […]

22 Mar, 2020

Chef CV writing tips

Below is a collection of great CV writing tips to help you review and improve your CV during these very difficult times. Know the purpose of your CV The objective of your CV is to land an interview, and the interview will land you the job (hopefully!). If you try to write your Chef CV […]