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Working with Compass as a veteran

Working with Compass as a veteran

Working with Compass as a veteran: To mark Armed Forces Week Ryan Hopper and Shaun Dalton discuss their careers being veteran chefs and their experiences in and out of the Armed Forces, and how Compass has helped support them since they left. ‘I don’t know what it is about kitchen life but there’s never really a […]

Chef Tasting Interview Tips

Editor’s note: Chef Tasting Interview Tips was originally published in April 2021 and updated in May 2022. As part of your chef job application, it’s likely that you’ll be asked to a tasting interview as part of the hiring process. While there’s no such thing as a standard tasting interview, they’re all a test of your […]

Chef Career Spotlight – Darren Passmore

As part of a our Chef Career Spotlight series we’re interviewing chefs from across the UK. Our fifth Chef Career Spotlight interview is with Darren Passmore, Executive Head Chef, Cromwell Hospital, Medirest Signature, Compass Group UK & Ireland. Darren found from an early age he loved the military and was a member of the Army Cadets. […]

How to Negotiate Your Chef Pay Rise

Editor’s note: How to Negotiate Your Chef Pay Rise was originally published in May 2021 and updated in May 2022. The pandemic has had a wide-ranging impact on the restaurant trade and the hospitality sector. This has been amplified further by the effects of Brexit in the UK. Pre-pandemic it was getting harder to find […]

Chef Career Spotlight – Natasha Smith

As part of a new chef career spotlight series, our fourth interview is with Natasha Smith – Pastry Sous Chef with Compass Group UK and Ireland, the UK’s leading food and support services provider. Chef Career Spotlight – Natasha Smith: Food brings people together in a way that little else does Some people spend their working […]

Chef Exercises You Can do at Work

Editor’s note: Chef Exercises You Can Do at Work was originally published in June 2021 and updated in May 2022. When you’re standing all day at work, it’s not just comfortable, supportive shoes and rest breaks that help avoid pain and injury – strengthening your lower body really helps build endurance. This month we’re sharing […]

Chef Career Spotlight – Gemma Evans-Hurley

As part of a new chef career spotlight series, our third interview is with Gemma Evans-Hurley – Culinary Lead Projects for three large diverse sectors of Compass Group UK and Ireland, the UK’s leading food and support services provider. Chef Career Spotlight – Gemma: Tell us about how your chef journey started “I’ve always been […]

Ten Ways to Reduce Chef Stress

Editor’s note: Ten Ways to Reduce Chef Stress was originally published in September 2021 and updated in May 2022. Working as a chef means successfully managing a busy, mentally and physically demanding job. As a culinary artist your work draws on a broad skill set making it both exciting and – at times, let’s be […]

Chef Career Spotlight – Leanne Turk

As part of a new chef career spotlight series we’re interviewing Leanne Turk – Lead Development Chef, Central Functions at Compass Group UK & Ireland – the UK’s leading food and support services provider. Chef Career Spotlight – Leanne Turk: Tell us about your current job role and responsibilities Leading a team of two other […]

Chef Hiring Success with Only Chefs

Chef hiring success – If you’ve recently signed up for our free trial or purchased a subscription, thanks for choosing to work with us to find your next chef. Here are our five top tips for successfully filling your chef job via Only Chefs. Chef Hiring Success with Only Chefs Tip 1. Is your job […]