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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, […]

24 Feb, 2018

Working overseas to boost your chef career

At some point many chefs consider working overseas to add a boost to their career, experience new cultures, learn new cooking techniques and gain valuable life experiences. However, the reality of just upping sticks and moving abroad is often not quite as easy! So to help, we’ve put together a list of things you should […]

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 […]

24 Jul, 2017

Chef tips: Managing stress

As professional chefs we work in an inherently stressful environment. Our daily routine is a constant grind to meet deadlines and reach for perfectly prepared and presented cuisine. For the restaurant chef it is the grind of meeting that 15 minute ticket time over and over again for hundreds of customers in a shift. For […]

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 […]

4 Jun, 2017

Guide to finding a chef job on Instagram

It’s the age of social media, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Instagram can be used for far more than just sharing pictures. Not only is Instagram a good way to (visually) establish your kitchen expertise it can, with a little tact, easily be used to help in your search for a great […]

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 […]