Category Archives: "Chef Life"

2 Jan, 2017

To chef or not to chef?

Becoming a chef can be a great career move but it takes the right type of personality to succeed, and it’s definitely nowhere near as glamorous as it seems on TV. If you’re spending all of your time dreaming about going on to Master Chef the Professionals and cooking everybody off the planet, ultimately this […]

8 Dec, 2016

How to avoid chef job scams

Anyone with a computer and an internet connection can set up a website these days, so it’s no surprise that scams are becoming more common among people looking for a new job. Recruitment scams aren’t that much different to the other online scams you may have heard about in the news. Online scam artists usually contact […]

21 Feb, 2016

H&C News meets Only Chefs

Article taken from Hospitality and Catering News This week we met with Mark Milner, Founder of Only Chefs to gain a better understanding of this newly launched web business. Only Chefs is a unique and exciting new platform set-up to help chefs find work. Tell us about Only Chefs? Only Chefs is all about helping […]

3 Feb, 2016

Managing stress & motivation in the kitchen

We’ve been interviewing a range of Executive and Head chefs from our network to find out more about how they manage stress and motivate their staff before, during and after service. The chefs we spoke to came from branded restaurants right up to to Michelin level kitchens. Below are some of the key themes that […]

13 Jan, 2016

What culinary school doesn’t tell you

We’re only a small team (at the moment) but 80% of us went to culinary school in the UK. Collectively, the time spent learning to be a chef was greatly enjoyed, but after spending time working in commercial kitchens its fair to say there’s plenty these schools don’t tell you! Lets leave the get a […]

4 Jan, 2016

Managing Millennials in the kitchen

Gordon Ramsey has become very well known, not only for his successful businesses and culinary skills, but also for his hot and volatile temper (aka Hell’s Kitchen). While this old-school style of managing a kitchen may seem entertaining and undoubtedly keeps the viewers on the edge of their seats, in reality chef’s who run kitchens […]

22 Dec, 2015

Career move: Becoming a personal chef

Becoming a personal chef is a great way for many experienced chefs to move out of commercial kitchens and become self-employed. For many it also offers considerably less capital outlay, risk and sleepless nights than opening a restaurant or other such venue, and in most cases also allows for a better work life balance. In […]