Category Archives: "Chef Life"

2 Apr, 2018

Ingredients for creating a great kitchen chef

Ingredients for creating a great kitchen Let’s face it, you don’t have to be an Oxford University graduate to know that satisfied, motivated hospitality employees are productive, loyal employees.  The truth is, a positive work environment generates a drive to succeed, knocks down the walls that may exist between front and back of house staff, […]

18 Feb, 2018

Getting a chef promotion – 7 step guide

In the first of a series of ‘how to get promoted’ blog posts we’re focusing on what you need to do in order to secure a promotion to sous chef. As any chef will tell you, stepping up to the role of sous chef is a challenging one.  You’ll be expected to make sure the […]

3 Jan, 2018

Top chefs share their best knife tips

At some point in their career, most chefs will have experienced working in less than ideal circumstances. Anything from over-cramped, over-heated kitchens, volatile ego-centric head chefs, over-critical customers and a lack of fresh ingredients can turn an already difficult job into hell on earth — and that’s even before the soup course! Despite all of […]

19 Nov, 2017

6 Online marketing tips for Chef Patrons

Some might say that online marketing for restaurants is far easier than it is for other industries, because as a restaurant owner, you have food on your side. And we not only need food for our most basic survival, but we also associate good things with it, and most of all, our tastebuds are strong […]

20 Jun, 2017

Working as a Chef in Australia

Ever thought about working in Australia but felt the process of finding a job down-under and getting a visa was too complicated, then think again. Qualified and experienced chefs from Europe are in high demand and the local food industry is blossoming in a country increasingly enamoured by culinary delights – in fact restaurants are themselves […]

8 May, 2017

Starting a restaurant: 10 top tips

The 25th edition of Harden’s London Restaurants noted the highest ever rate of new restaurant openings (179!) in the capital last year – driven by a marked improvement in the economy over the last few years and a real increase in consumer spending on eating and drinking out. With this growth set to continue, many […]

18 Apr, 2017

Tips and advice on doing a stage

Staging (stage) is an unpaid internship when a cook or chef works briefly, for free, in another chef’s kitchen to learn and be exposed to new techniques and cuisines. The term originates from the French word stagiaire meaning trainee, apprentice or intern. Despite some recent media reports that staging has lost some of it appeal […]

21 Mar, 2017

Top tips for aspiring Head Chefs

With the highest ever rate of new restaurant openings (179!) in the capital recently recorded in the 25th edition of Harden’s London Restaurants, there are lots of opportunities for aspiring chefs. But what does it really take to make it to head chef? Is it only skills or your attitude as well? We asked a […]

6 Mar, 2017

10 questions ALL chefs want the answers to

For a bit of fun we recently ran a web poll to uncover all those soul searching questions that only chefs who work in a kitchen want to know the answers to! Many of your responses had us in fits of laughter (even if they were a little rude!). Below is our top 10 (in […]

2 Feb, 2017

Only Chefs competition winner announcement

Chef competition winner announcement Thank you to everyone who entered our new year chef competition to win win £250 of Oliver Harvey chef wear, we’ve had an amazing response! As per the competition T&Cs the random draw took place on the 1st February 2017 and we are delighted to announce that Ben Ratcliffe from London […]