Category Archives: "Chef Life"

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 […]

20 Nov, 2019

Best chef knife brands for commercial kitchens

Guest Post: Mike Hardman – Alliance Online With so many top chef knife brands out there, it’s hard to know which one is best for you. That’s why we’ve asked Mike Hardman from catering supplier Alliance Online to share his top chef knife brands for use in a commercial kitchen. Every trade needs its tools […]

3 Sep, 2019

Private and Personal Chef – Know the Differences

Private and Personal Chef Careers While a personal and private chef have much in common there are a few key distinctions between them – particularly when it comes to duties, hours of work and expected salary. The key differences Private and personal chefs share many commonalities, but there are differences between the two roles: A […]

13 Jun, 2019

Working as a Chef on a Superyacht

Chef Career Spotlight: Superyachts Preparing, cooking and delivering fine-dining meals to a restaurant full of hungry and demanding customers can be a daunting prospect for any chef. But now imagine having to do this in a floating galley just four meters wide, on your own! Welcome to the challenge faced everyday by superyacht chefs who […]