Category Archives: "Moving On"

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 […]

9 Nov, 2018

5 Signs it’s time to move job chef

When you’re a chef working long hours, it’s not always easy to find the time to look for a new job. However, there are some telltale signs that suggest it’s time to move on and find a new job with a different employer. Here are five key signs that suggest it’s time to start exploring […]

8 Aug, 2018

Quitting your chef job – do’s & don’ts

Quitting your chef job The food and hospitality industry is close knit and you’re bound to meet people you’ve worked with at one place somewhere else in the future. That’s why quitting your chef job in the right way can massively benefit your future career. Here’s a quitting your chef job – do’s & don’ts […]

3 Mar, 2018

Things to know before becoming a personal chef

Becoming a personal chef We get asked by a lot of chefs how they can make the transition from working in a commercial kitchen to being a personal chef. So, as it’s such a popular topic we decided to ask personal chefs in our network what things others should know before taking the leap. Below […]

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 […]

18 Jul, 2016

Becoming a chef patron – pitfalls to avoid

Just as a good home cook doesn’t necessarily make a good chef, nor does a good chef necessarily make a good chef patron. In our latest blog post we asked a number of successful chef owners what key pitfalls should be avoided by chefs looking to start their own kitchen (and business). Here is a […]

25 Jan, 2016

Chef jobs outside of the kitchen

Chef jobs outside of the kitchen to consider In the past, working in food typically meant becoming a restaurant chef. But today, it’s hard to even keep track of the diverse range of opportunities in the culinary industry. From food television to cookbook publishing, owning / operating a restaurant to crafting unique pastry products, there […]

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 […]