Category Archives: "Chef Life"

3 Jan, 2022

10 Ways to reduce chef stress in the kitchen

Overwhelmed. Nervous. Exhausted. Agitated. Pained. All at once? If you’re like, well, pretty much every chef ever, you will often find yourself under a lot of pressure at work. And for many this has been made worse due to Covid-19, as they’ve gone from 0 to 100 almost as soon as lockdown ended. To help, […]

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. […]

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 […]