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31 Aug, 2021

Starting a restaurant: 10 top tips

Starting a restaurant when we are just begining to emerge from a global pandemic might seem like a properly stupid idea, but is it? We’ve all heard the word ‘pivot’ a lot over the last 18 months and for many of us this has meant a complete change in what we do for a living, […]

30 Jun, 2021

Chef exercises you can do at work

Chef exercises you can do at work If you’re a chef its probably been a while (due to Covid-19) since you’ve spent long periods of time in the kitchen. So, with this in mind and in the hope we can all hold off those aching feet, legs and back for a while, we’ve found some […]

30 May, 2021

How to negotiate your chef pay rise

Negotiating your chef pay – 9 tips As we slowly emerge from lockdown your chef skills are in enormous demand so now is the time to negotiate a pay rise. However, pay rises are often a minefield to navigate so it’s important to know how best to negotiate in order to get what you want. […]

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 […]

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