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Chef Career Spotlight – Josh Stanton

As part of a new chef career spotlight series our first interview is with Josh Stanton, Executive Head Chef at Compass Group UK & Ireland – the UK’s leading food and support services provider. Chef Career Spotlight – Josh Stanton: What is your current role and responsibilities? “I oversee the day-to-day culinary operation of match […]

Starting a Restaurant: Ten Top Tips

Editor’s note: Starting a Restaurant – Ten Top Tips was originally published in August 2021 and updated in May 2022. We’ve heard the word ‘pivot’ a lot over the course of the last couple of years, and for some of us this has meant a complete change in what we do for a living. For […]

Chef CV – What Employers Want to See

Chef CV – What Employers Want to See – by Nick Baldwin, MD of DoMyCV. The process of reviewing a CV or resume for chefs (or any other profession for that matter) has been likened to going on a blind date. The reader is meeting you for the first time and they want to find […]

Best London Hospitality Recruitment Platform

Best London Hospitality Recruitment Platform 2021 Only Chefs Wins UK Enterprise Award, Best London Hospitality Recruitment Platform 2021. Only Chefs, the UK’s leading recruitment platform for professional chefs, is delighted to receive the UK Enterprise Award for Best Hospitality Recruitment Platform 2021 at the latest SME News Annual Awards. In a tough category the website […]

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 […]

Chef Jobs Outside of the Kitchen

Editor’s note: Chef Jobs Outside of the Kitchen was originally published in December 2020 and most recently updated in May 2022. The impact of Covid-19 on the hospitality industry has been immense. Changes to the sector have been rapid and frequent throughout the course of the pandemic. How thousands of hospitality businesses have continued to rise […]

Being Successful as a Private Chef

Editor’s note: Being Successful as a Private Chef was originally published in November 2020 and most recently updated in May 2022. Covid-19 hit the industry hard. A sizeable number of chefs lost jobs in commercial kitchens and were left looking around for alternatives. As the demand for chefs to work in private households remained steady throughout […]

Improve Your Head Chef CV

Editor’s note: Improve Your Head Chef CV was originally published in November 2020 and most recently updated in May 2022. Free time is always an issue for a career-minded head chef. Career focused tasks – like making sure your CV is current – can slip down the To Do list in precious time spent away from […]

Handling Chef CV Job Gaps

Editor’s note: Handling Chef CV Job Gaps was originally published in July 2020 and most recently updated in May 2022. A break in your chef employment history can be for a broad range of reasons. The pandemic’s impact on the hospitality sector around the world means job gaps on chef CVs are much more likely. But […]

Chef CV Writing Tips

Editor’s note: Chef CV Writing Tips was originally published in June 2020 and most recently updated in May 2022. One of the best tools you have to communicate your knowledge and skills to potential chef employers is your CV. Read on for our top chef CV writing tips. A well formatted, short but detailed chef […]