Category Archives: "Chef Wellness & Kitchen Life"

Chef Exercises You Can do at Work

Editor’s note: Chef Exercises You Can Do at Work was originally published in June 2021 and updated in May 2022. When you’re standing all day at work, it’s not just comfortable, supportive shoes and rest breaks that help avoid pain and injury – strengthening your lower body really helps build endurance. This month we’re sharing […]

Ten Ways to Reduce Chef Stress

Editor’s note: Ten Ways to Reduce Chef Stress was originally published in September 2021 and updated in May 2022. Working as a chef means successfully managing a busy, mentally and physically demanding job. As a culinary artist your work draws on a broad skill set making it both exciting and – at times, let’s be […]

Chef Self Care Tips

Editor’s note: Chef Self Care Tips was originally published in January 2021 and updated in May 2022. Working as a chef provides much more than making a living. Your chef job provides structure, purpose, social support and meaning to the day-to-day. So if you don’t have one, that can impact your sense of identity, weekly […]

Best Professional Chef Knife Brands

Editor’s note: Best Professional Chef Knife Brands was originally published in November 2019 and most recently updated in May 2022. This month’s Only Chefs blog post is a specialist takeover! Welcome please Mike Hardman from catering supplier, Alliance Online , who we’ve asked to share his knowledge about chef knife brands. Searching for the right […]

Creating Great Chef Kitchen Teams

Editor’s note: Creating Great Chef Kitchen Teams was originally published in April 2018 and most recently updated in May 2022. You’ve done the (likely very) hard yards in the kitchen and you’re now leading the team. Congrats on the graft paying off and for attaining that long-held goal. But just like any other promotion, leading a […]

Top Chef Knife Tips

Editor’s note: Top Chef Knife Tips was originally published in January 2018 and most recently updated in May 2022. For this month’s blog post we thought we’d get the knives out. No, we’re not letting loose on the frequent gripes made about what doesn’t work in commercial kitchens up and down the land! We’re sharing […]

Managing Chef Work Stress

Editor’s note: Managing Chef Work Stress was originally published in July 2017 and most recently updated in May 2022. There’s no point denying it. As a professional chef your work environment can often be stressful. For the restaurant chef it is the grind of meeting that 15 minute ticket time over and over again for […]

Questions All Chefs Want Answering

Editor’s note: Questions All Chefs Want Answering was originally published in March 2017 and updated in May 2022. For a bit of fun we recently ran a web poll to uncover those burning questions that all chefs who work in a kitchen want to know the answers to… It’s great to see so many of […]

Chef Stress and Kitchens

Editor’s note: Chef Stress and Kitchens was originally published in February 2016 and most recently updated in May 2022. This month we’ve interviewed a range of exec and head chefs from our network to find out how they minimise chef stress in the kitchen and motivate their staff. The chefs we spoke to come from […]