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6. SAT- Sean Martin- Smoked salmon,sea veg,coral tuile
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Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Just Fish.”- Made by Chef Laurentiu Samoila. 2. “Braised blade of beef done in red wine and herbs, wild mushroom and confit shallots, served on a bed of buttered baby… Read more »

Read More December 23, 2016

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6. SAT- Sean Martin- Smoked salmon,sea veg,coral tuile
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Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Just Fish.”- Made by Chef Laurentiu Samoila. 2. “Braised blade of beef done in red wine and herbs, wild mushroom and confit shallots, served on a bed of buttered baby… Read more »

Read More December 23, 2016

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  • 6. SAT- Sean Martin- Smoked salmon,sea veg,coral tuile
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Just Fish.”- Made by Chef Laurentiu Samoila. 2. “Braised blade of beef done in red wine and herbs, wild mushroom and confit shallots, served on a bed of buttered baby… Read more »

    Read More December 23, 2016
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    8 Struggles Which Chefs Have To Deal With

    Being a Chef is often glamorized on television programmes. But working in a kitchen is often very different to how they portray it on TV.. Here are 8 struggles which Chefs have to deal with: 1. Not having a social life It’s very difficult to have a social life when you work as a Chef…. Read more »

    Read More December 14, 2016
  • 6. SAT- Sean Martin- Fois gras parfait,grenadine,pomegranate
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Mediterranean tuna.”- Made by Chef Nabil Naili. 2. “Quince tree.”- Made by Chef Zsolt Domok. 3. “Dorset jugged Hare, clapshot, wilted kale and caramelised onion jus.”- Made by Chef Simon… Read more »

    Read More December 2, 2016
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    6 Ways To Keep Your Chefs Happy At Work

    A Restaurant Manager’s worst nightmare is having 1 of their Chefs want to leave their job, especially if they have loads of experience and know the menu off by heart. But what can you do as an employer to keep your Chefs happy & make them want to stay? 1. Good Communication Chefs will often… Read more »

    Read More November 30, 2016
  • 4. THURS- Gareth Jenkins- Pigeon • Grilled Beetroot • Parsnip • Pickled Salsify
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Chocolate brownie salted caramel icecream.”- Made by Chef Andrew Nash. 2. “Roasted Pumpkin dessert (Halwa) with roasted nuts, chocolate twigs and lace cookie.”- Made by Chef Ammara Afridi. 3. “Something… Read more »

    Read More November 25, 2016
  • 1. MON- Sean Kelly- Calvados ice cream,sour apple sherbet
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Calvados ice cream & sour apple sherbet.”- Made by Chef Sean Kelly. 2. “Crackers, celery glaze, apple and vanilla cream.”- Made by Chef Zsolt Domok. 3. “Caramelised orange ice cream… Read more »

    Read More November 18, 2016
  • 7. Sean Martin- Smoked mackerel,red cabbage and horseradish emulsion
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Tea and toast: Milk and two sugars panna cotta, sourdough toast Ice Cream, raspberry jam liquid gel, salt granola and lapsang sherbet.”- Made by Chef Billy Trigg. 2. “Mirror chocolate,… Read more »

    Read More November 11, 2016
  • 7. SUN- Gareth Jenkins- Pork Belly • Scorched Shallot • Roast Garlic and Maple Purée • Puff Crackling
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Salmon salad & chips Beet & mashed avocado.”- Made by Chef Grademi Legume-fructe. 2. “Chocolate & blueberry Dome.”- Made by Chef Mustapha Rahimi. 3. “Halibut and scallops.”- Made by Chef… Read more »

    Read More November 2, 2016
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    7 Top Chef Halloween Costumes

    Are you stuck for ideas on what to dress up as this Halloween, Chef? Here are some of the best Chef related Halloween Costumes that we’ve seen on the Internet!: 1. Oven Costume 2. Zombie Chef 3. Ratatouille 4. Gordon Ramsay Costume 5. Chef From ‘South Park’ 6. The Swedish Chef 7. Blow Up Chef

    Read More October 28, 2016
  • SUN- Gareth Jenkins- Fondant- Raspberry
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Cinnamon panna cotta with compressed Braeburn apple, honey, bourbon and yuzu sorbet.”- Made by Chef Matt Williams. 2. “Seared Scottish scallops, artichoke puree, roasted artichokes, Prosciutto crisps and red wine… Read more »

    Read More October 26, 2016
  • 4. James Oakley- Gin and tonic
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Olive oil and lemon poached cod loin with rosemary crumb, roast cherry tomatoes, peas, broccoli, chanterelles, and baby potatoes.”- Made by Chef John Paul Murphy. 2. “Bass,coconut sweet potato purée,spiced… Read more »

    Read More October 20, 2016
  • 5. Tom Disomma- Lemon curd, lavender meringue, white chocolate, vanilla syllabub.
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Lobster, grape and grilled fennel, endive, dukkah. Orange and raki dressing.”- Made by Chef Stephanie Soret. 2. “Mutton biryani.”- Made by Chef Syeda Pirzada. 3. Roast chicken supreme, topped with… Read more »

    Read More October 13, 2016
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    Ultimate Kitchen Pranks For Chefs- Part 2

    Working as a Chef can be a very stressful job, with orders coming in from all directions and pressure to make excellent dishes to satisfy hungry customers. Therefore it’s good to let your hair down now and again whilst at work and have some fun in the kitchen. We’ve compiled a list of some of… Read more »

    Read More October 10, 2016
  • SAT- Gareth Jenkins- Duck, Confit potato, Wild mushrooms, Salt baked swede, Damson coulis
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Pigs cheek, pickled daikon radish & apple.”- Made by Chef Luke Daniels. 2. “Sous vide lamb rump, roast artichoke, grilled zucchini, pickling onions, beetroot mousse, fregola and sorrel.”- Made by… Read more »

    Read More October 6, 2016
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    7 Tips On Getting Your Restaurant Ready For Christmas

    Summer is well and truly over with and now is a good time to start preparing your restaurant for Christmas. Here are a few bits of advice on the best ways to prepare for the jolliest month of the year.. 1. Cater For The Masses It’s worth including a variety of different food and drink… Read more »

    Read More October 3, 2016
  • SUN- Gareth Jenkins- Honey parfait and jelly, vanilla mousse, wild strawberries and elderberries.
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Scallops.”- Made by Chef Jim Whatcott. 2. “White chocolate mousse, raspberry curd and basil ice cream.”- Made by Chef Seamus Russell. 3. “Figs, cheese, mushrooms & nuts.”- Made by Chef… Read more »

    Read More September 26, 2016
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    Ultimate CV Advice For Chefs

    We know that the last thing you want to do after finishing a long shift is update your C.V, and that’s why most Chefs don’t bother. So put yourself ahead of the game by putting together a really strong C.V. Here is a selection of essential CV advice for making it less of a laborious… Read more »

    Read More September 22, 2016
  • SUN- Gareth Jenkins‎- Apple trifle,Compressed apple, Cider granita
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Pigeon homemade black pudding pickle onions minted peas parsnip crisps and pigeon jus‎.”- Made by Chef Andrew Cook. 2. “Gianduja shortbread base, hazelnut dacquoise, chocolate mousse. On top it’s a… Read more »

    Read More September 19, 2016
  • FRI- Rachel Paluero- Pancit Canton- my way
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Lentil, quinoa, green peas, hijiki, with pan fried mackerel.”- Made by Chef Gayan Pushpakumara. 2.”Pork chop, pea fricasse lountza myconou feta and mint butter.”- Made by Chef Steven Frost. 3…. Read more »

    Read More September 16, 2016
  • Married To Kitchen
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    Are You Married To The Kitchen, Chef?

    If you’re a Chef who has a partner, chances are that your significant other already realises that they have to compete for your time and affection with that other person in your relationship; the kitchen. Most Chefs spend more time in their place of work than they do in their home. Those sixty or seventy… Read more »

    Read More September 16, 2016
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    Is Ambition A Dirty Word In The Kitchen?

    A lot has been made recently about the crisis in the catering industry. Many of the problems have been put at the door of ambitious young Chefs who want a quick and easy route to wealth and fame and who have no idea about the experience, the dedication and sacrifice it takes to make it… Read more »

    Read More September 16, 2016
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    7 Ways To Land Your Dream Chef Job

    Where do you see yourself in two years’ time, Chef? Are you happy where you are right now? Are they looking after you? Giving you the opportunity to stretch your culinary skills? Are they paying you enough? I hope the answer to each of those questions is a resounding ‘yes’? If not, maybe it’s time… Read more »

    Read More September 16, 2016
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    Do You Want More Money, Chef?

    Very few people in this life are happy with the amount they get paid. From the lowest tax payer to the multi-millionaire, all of us would like to get paid more. When looking for a better salary, the bottom line is that you have two options; you either look for a new job at a… Read more »

    Read More September 16, 2016
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    Misplaced Loyalty

    “Don’t let your loyalty become slavery” Why are Chefs working such long hours? Many say they don’t want to let their colleagues down but is this loyalty being abused by managers and owners? Would your manager or owner put themselves out in the same way for you? Why don’t you walk? Chef Loyalty We all… Read more »

    Read More September 16, 2016
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    Summer’s Over- But Don’t Be S.A.D, Chef

    During the summer, the long daylight hours and sunshine make even the most difficult situations, like working in the heat and humidity of a kitchen, seem bearable. The summer lifts your spirit and your mood and seems to make it easier to get on with life in general. We’ve written previously about the mental health… Read more »

    Read More September 14, 2016
  • Are You In The Right Job Chef?
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    Are You In The Right Job, Chef?

    Are you in the right job, Chef? How did you get out of bed this morning, Chef? Did you throw back the covers, positively bursting with enthusiasm for your up-coming shift in the kitchen? Or did you hit the snooze button and pull the covers tight over your head, as a knot of anxiety began… Read more »

    Read More September 14, 2016
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    12 Things That Chefs Will Never Say

    Chefs are known for being very outspoken in the kitchen, but what are things that Chefs will never say? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. To watch the full hilariously relatable video then click here!

    Read More September 13, 2016
  • MON- Joe Petch
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Langoustine, capers, spring onion & horseradish.”- Made By Chef Joe Petch. 2. “Lemon, pistachio sponge, homemade lemon ice cream & fruit coulis.”- Made By Chef Andrew Nash 3. “Pan-seared chicken… Read more »

    Read More September 9, 2016
  • SAT- Jake Norris‎The Chef Tree Follow · 23 hrs near Bristol  ·    Porcini gnocci, mace dusted dried cavolo Nero, burnt onion powder and lamb trio
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Chocolate ganache, edible soil, blackberry gel and chocolate twigs.”- Made by Chef Nick Lowe‎. 2. “Rainy day brunch- Filipino-style Congee.”- Made by Chef Rachel Paluero. 3. “Asian broth with poached… Read more »

    Read More September 2, 2016
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    Dishes That Chefs Hate To Cook

    Chefs are passionate about cooking food- that’s why they wanted to become a Chef in the first place after all.. But what dishes do Chefs hate cooking behind closed doors? We asked Chefs on our Facebook Group for their opinion, and here’s what they said: 1. “Egg white omelettes on mass.” 2. “Any dish that… Read more »

    Read More August 31, 2016
  • SAT- Gabriel Mitoc‎ to The Chef Tree 10 hrs ·  #‎seabass #‎summertaste
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Light Nicoise salad.”- Made by Chef Baiatu George‎. 2. “Cod special.”- Made by Chef Luke Daniels‎. 3. “Peach, smoked ricotta and olive oil.”- Made by Chef Seamus Russell‎. 4. “Cod,… Read more »

    Read More August 26, 2016
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    Worst Kitchen Cowboy Tricks- Part 3

    We compiled a list of the 11 Worst Kitchen Cowboy Tricks and Chefs loved it, so we made a Part 2.. and you guessed it, now we have put together a Part 3! Below are some of the funny (but shocking) responses that we have received from real Chefs all over the world, who have… Read more »

    Read More August 26, 2016
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Charred octopus confit in lard, ham jam, puffed pig skin, lime gel and charcoal mayo.”- Made by Chef Seamus Russell‎. 2. “Pliable ganache 64%, caramel ice cream, honeycomb shards, macadamia… Read more »

    Read More August 19, 2016
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    10 Essential Tips For New Chefs

    Every Chef has to start somewhere right? Here are 10 essential tips for Chefs who have just started their long and adventurous career as a Chef to help them get started- 1. Learn The Basics Don’t try and run before you can walk by wanting to cook advanced dishes, you need to learn the basics… Read more »

    Read More August 16, 2016
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    Why Is There A Shortage Of Chefs In The UK?

    We wrote a blog post this week about how the Chef industry is in crisis as restaurants all over the U.K struggle to find, and then keep hold of, talented Chefs. But why is there a shortage of Chefs in the UK? Here are some quotes from Chefs who have given their opinion on the… Read more »

    Read More August 12, 2016
  • SUN- Ben Churchill‎The Chef Tree 29 July  ·    Apple parfait, custard, granola
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Pistachio and olive oil cake, chocolate praline parfait, beetroot marshmallow and beetroot gel.”- Made by Chef Tim Carraher‎. 2. “Italian style kebab.”- Made by Chef Karlos Stana‎. 3. “Pigeon dish.”-… Read more »

    Read More August 12, 2016
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    Too Few Chefs Spoil The Broth

    The Chef industry is in crisis as restaurants all over the U.K struggle to find, and then keep hold of, talented Chefs. Smaller numbers of young Chefs are joining the industry, and some of those that are choosing to become Chefs have unrealistic expectations, fuelled by the constant media presence of well-known Chefs, of achieving… Read more »

    Read More August 9, 2016
  • SUN-Luke Daniels- Hake,savoy,cucumber,pea
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “My Rabbit dish today.”- Made by Chef Craig Jones. 2. “Chocolate lava cake.”- Made by Chef Kieran Doe‎. 3. “Pikachu cake.”- Made by Chef Karen Hicks. 4. “Chocolate and mint… Read more »

    Read More August 5, 2016
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    9 Tasty Brazilian Dishes To Make During The Olympics

    The Olympic Games are well and truly underway, and as you probably already know this year they are taking place in the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Most of us would love to be soaking up the sunshine in Brazil, but are too busy slaving away over a hot stove! 

Therefore here… Read more »

    Read More August 4, 2016
  • SAT- Jason O Howard‎ to The Chef Tree 12 July at 22-29 ·  Amuse from Tonight's red cabbage dinner.... Red cabbage cured quails eggs with black olive crumb:pickled mustard seeds with red cabbage Mayo
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Brûlée, white choc, dark choc, raspberry & basil.”- Made by Chef Wayne Sullivan‎. 2. “Grey mullet in risotto.”- Made by Chef Laurentiu Samoila‎. 3. “Nice strawberry meringue and Cornish clotted… Read more »

    Read More July 29, 2016
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    6 Tips On How To SMASH Out Service

    If it’s getting too hot in your kitchen, then you need to SMASH OUT SERVICE with these handy tips to keep you in the game. Prepare- The starting point and most important part of a Chef’s day. You may have heard of the 6 P’s – Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance. Or… Read more »

    Read More July 25, 2016
  • SUN- Laurentiu Samoila- Salmon- Orange- Fennel- Glaze- Soy- Honey‎
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Tortellini.”- Made by Chef Jyoti Sankar. 2. “Al Forno Middlesbrough Chocolate.”- Made By Chef Daniel Deville. 3. “London Peanut butter mousse.”- Made by Chef Oliver Viscarra 4. “Cassoulet deconstructed.”- Made… Read more »

    Read More July 19, 2016
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    Why Your Restaurant Should Be Using “Pokémon Go”

    You may be confused by what the title actually means.. and thinking “what is a Pokémon”? Don’t stop reading- this does relate to the restaurant trade.. “Pokémon Go” is a new mobile app that everyone seems to be playing at the moment, where players have the ability to catch Pokémon (pocket monsters) using their mobile… Read more »

    Read More July 19, 2016
  • SAT- Callum Mc Dowall- Salmon, beetroot scales, seafood red quinoa.
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Nordic Strawberry Shortcake.”- Made by Chef Andy Teixeira 2. “Dark and milk chocolate layered delice with apricot.”- Made by Chef Matt Williams 3. “Wilted spinach, peas, roasted cherry tomatoes &… Read more »

    Read More July 11, 2016
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    9 Ways To Anger Every Chef

    Chefs are passionate people who create stunning dishes in order to keep their customers fed and happy. However, sometimes customers will do things (most likely unintentionally) that will anger Chefs: Here are 9 ways to anger every Chef: 1. Request stupid demands on your order You need to think whether your order makes sense before… Read more »

    Read More July 11, 2016
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    11 Things They Never Told You About Being A Chef

    Working as a Chef has its positives- such as the amount of banter that you have in the kitchen. However, we wanted to highlight a few things that show people the true reality of what it’s like to work as a Chef. Here are 11 things they never told you about being a Chef: 1…. Read more »

    Read More July 5, 2016
  • SAT- Simon Mealing‎The Chef Tree 17 June  ·    Seaweed rolled poached cod, homemade saffron linguine, red cabbage cured scallops, beetroot puree & pickled asparagus
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Blackberry cheesecake.”- Made by Chef Ross Hunter 2. “Poached hens egg, sourdough starter ‘crumpet’ with grilled cheddar, truffled British asparagus, radish, British cherry on the vine tomatoes, sriracha creme fraiche,… Read more »

    Read More July 1, 2016
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    StockPot 015: Cooking for the Elderly and Infirm with Pascal Meril

    In this week’s episode of the ‘StockPot’ Pete Cann speaks to Chef Pascal Meril about what it’s like working as a Chef in a hospital which cares for the elderly. Pascal talks about textured diets and fortification, he also discusses what he looks for when employing new members of staff.

    Read More June 26, 2016
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    How Will Brexit Affect UK Chefs?

    Yesterday UK citizens voted whether they wanted to remain or leave the EU. The results of the EU Referendum vote were announced this morning, and the majority of the UK voted to leave the European Union. 51.9% of people voted to leave the EU, and 48.1% voted to remain in the EU. But what consequences… Read more »

    Read More June 24, 2016
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    How Would Leaving The EU Affect UK Chefs?

    On June 23rd 2016 UK citizens will have the choice to vote to either remain in the EU or to leave.. But how would leaving the EU affect Chefs in the UK? We asked the Chefs on our Facebook Group for their thoughts.. “Lots of restaurants will lose their staff.. and as a french person… Read more »

    Read More June 21, 2016
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    StockPot 014: Plating Up with Joe McCarthy

    In this week’s episode of the ‘StockPot’ Pete Cann speaks to Chef Joe McCarthy about everything Chef, he also gives listeners advice on food presentation such as plating up food.

    Read More June 19, 2016
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    Customers Who Book Tables & Don’t Turn Up

    Having the option to book tables at restaurants is great for if customers want to dine somewhere during busy days of the year- Valentine’s Day for example. However, it’s very common for customers to book tables and then not show up- with some restaurants experiencing over 40 no-shows a week in some cases. This negatively… Read more »

    Read More June 14, 2016
  • THURS- Ben Churchill- Carrot cake, chocolate pot, lavender poached parsley
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1.”Köttbullemacka- Meatball sandwich with beetroot salad.”- Made by Chef Rachel Paluero 2. “Little kimble rhubarb, raspberries and meringue.”- Made by Chef Laurentiu Samoila. 3. “Hake, scallop, crab, pea and hawthorne.”- Made… Read more »

    Read More June 14, 2016
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    7 Things That Outdate Your Restaurant

    Bad décor is something that many customers will mention when leaving a negative review on websites such as ‘TripAdvisor’. You may serve amazing food in your restaurant- but is the décor up to scratch? If the atmosphere is poor, with customers feeling uncomfortable then they are likely to go elsewhere. Here are 7 things that… Read more »

    Read More June 13, 2016
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    StockPot 013: A Chef’s Addiction with Chris Jones

    In this week’s episode of the ‘StockPot’ Pete Cann speaks to Chef Chris Jones about Addiction. Chris tells us his experience of being addicted to drinking & gambling, and gives advice to Chefs who are going through the same situation as he went through. If you would like to contact Chris, then Click Here.

    Read More June 12, 2016
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    7 Tricks To Avoid Restaurant Burnout

    1. Just Eat Better Chefs are surrounded by fresh ingredients and outstanding food but so many eat crap food themselves. Think of food as the fuel your body needs to perform. You want to perform at the top of your game, feed your body the food it needs to run at full speed. Good nutrition… Read more »

    Read More June 7, 2016
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    Worst Kitchen Cowboy Tricks- Part 2

    Chefs loved our first blog post on 11 Worst Kitchen Cowboy Tricks so much, that we have decided to make a Part 2! Below are some of the funny (but shocking) responses that we have received from real Chefs all over the world, who have worked with kitchen cowboys- or are kitchen cowboys themselves.. 1…. Read more »

    Read More June 7, 2016
  • SAT- Alasdair Clark‎ to The Chef Tree 26 May at 12-05 · Bath ·  Lemon Buttermilk Panna Cotta , Gingerbread , Confit Rhubarb Spaghetti , Macerated Raspberries
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Burrata cheese, avocado, tomato, pesto, balsamic glaze & cresses.”- Made by Chef Paulo Sergio Spinola Teles 2. “The best what Cornwall can offer- mackerel, cucumber & ‎yogurt. 3. “Seabass and… Read more »

    Read More June 6, 2016
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    StockPot 012: CHEFSbook With John Subritzky

    In this week’s episode of the ‘StockPot’ Pete Cann interviews Chef John Subritzky. John discusses what the ‘CHEFSbook’ website is all about. John also talks about the Chef shortage and answers a few of your questions. If you would like to visit the ‘CHEFSbook’ website then click here.

    Read More June 5, 2016
  • THURS- Alasdair Clark 12 May at 20-02 13 Hour Sous Vide British Hanger Steak, Hasselbacks, Blackened Corn, North Atlantic King Prawn, Chimichurri, Blueberry Ketchup, Bone Marrow Powder
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Ginger cake, honey roast mandarin & ginger jelly.”- Made by Chef Ben Churchill 2. “Lamb rump, white asparagus, St. George, sweet potato, anchovies & hazelnuts.”- Made by Chef Laurentiu Samoila‎… Read more »

    Read More June 3, 2016
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    StockPot 011: Gaining Clarity in the Kitchen with Ben Hamley Mind Coach

    In this week’s episode of the ‘StockPot’ Pete Cann interviews Mind Coach Ben Hamley. Pete and Ben discuss techniques on how to keep your cool during the fiery heat of service. Ben has very kindly offered his mind coaching sessions at a discounted price of £45 instead of £60 for being a listener of the… Read more »

    Read More May 29, 2016
  • How To Gain Speed In Kitchen
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    How To Gain Speed In The Kitchen

    “Mise en place – all in place.” Everyone in every industry wants to know how to get quicker at their jobs and get everything done and dusted by the time they leave. The key to getting quicker has to be prep and concentration. Before you start you need to have lots of Mise En Place,… Read more »

    Read More May 27, 2016
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Rhubarb and strawberry.”- Made by Chef Laurentiu Samoila‎ 2. “Sautéed Shrimp served with white wine, sundried tomato and mushroom orzo topped with fried spinach.”- Made by Chef Coakley Mark 3…. Read more »

    Read More May 23, 2016
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    StockPot 010: Controlling Cost of Sales with Rob Winning MyEChef

    In this week’s episode of the ‘StockPot’ Pete Cann speaks to Rob Winning of ‘MyEChef’ all about controlling the cost of sales in the kitchen. Visit Rob’s website ‘MyEChef’ by clicking here. If you mention The Chef Tree – Rob will look after you. 

    Read More May 22, 2016
  • Mise En Place
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    6½ Ways To Nail Your Mise En Place

    Mise en place is where your day starts. It might even be where your day ends, if you’re really organised. It’s a chance to merge with your kitchen, a moment of peace, time that you can control, until the madness of service begins. So are you getting your mise en place right? Is your prep… Read more »

    Read More May 20, 2016
  • The Chef Tree,  Happy Chef,
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    What’s The Best Thing About Being A Chef?

    We often hear people talk negatively about being a Chef, especially on Facebook- such as writing about the tiring long hours and in some cases low pay.. Therefore, we thought that we would keep positive and ask our Chef Community what’s the BEST thing about being a Chef? Here’s what they had to say..  … Read more »

    Read More May 17, 2016
  • DOTD
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Royal breakfast- asparagus, ham, egg, hollandaise sauce.”- Made by Chef Raul Vidican 2. “Venison, artichoke, asparagus, beetroot, pickles.”- Made by Chef Luke Daniels 3. “Raspberry, strawberry, pistachio & ginger.”- Made… Read more »

    Read More May 16, 2016
  • StockPot podcast
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    StockPot 009: The Chef Tree Past, Present & Future with Gaz and Pete

    In this week’s episode of the StockPot our very own Social Media Expert, Gaz, speaks to MD Pete about The Chef Tree. Pete tells us the whole idea behind The Chef Tree and what the future holds for the business. Make sure you tune in for this exciting new episode..

    Read More May 15, 2016
  • Office Worker
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    A Chef’s Job vs. Everybody Else’s Job

    Working as a Chef is very different to working in a more “normal” job, such as working in an office for example. But what are the main differences? Here are 5 comparisons to a Chef’s job vs. everybody else’s job: 1. We Work Longer Hours The average Chef in the UK works 50-70 hours per… Read more »

    Read More May 12, 2016
  • #DishOfTheDay
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Leek and potato soup.”- Made by Chef Michael Jones 2. “Scallops, haggis, pickled wild mushrooms, pea, spinach, scallop trim puree & watercress.”- Made by Chef Noel Roche‎ 3. “Strawberry kisses… Read more »

    Read More May 9, 2016
  • StockPot podcast
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    StockPot 008: An English Chef in America with Leighton Knowles

    In this week’s episode of the StockPot Pete Cann speaks to Chef Leighton Knowles, where they discuss Leighton’s brave decision to move across the pond over to the USA from the UK and talk about what American kitchen life is really like.

    Read More May 8, 2016
  • Kitchen Essentials
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    11 Essential Equipment That Every Kitchen Needs

    If you’re new to kitchen life it can be annoying if you don’t have the right tools, or you might already be an expert in the kitchen & are interested in finding out what other equipment is available for you to buy to improve your kitchen. Therefore in today’s blog post we are going to… Read more »

    Read More May 5, 2016
  • The Chef Tree, #DishOfTheDay
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Vanilla, passionfruit panna cotta, basil infused compressed ‎watermelon basil syrup.”- Made by Chef Nigel Smith 2. “Trout cucumber samphire cockle broth.”- Made by Chef Aidan Marley 3. “Simple and delicious… Read more »

    Read More May 3, 2016
  • StockPot podcast
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    StockPot 007: Japanese Knives With Bert Beagley-Brown

    In this week’s episode of the StockPot Pete Cann speaks to TOG knife representative Bert Beagley-Brown and asks him questions our Chefs sent in for him. Bert is also very kindly sponsoring one of our competitions, listen to find out how you can win a knife worth £150! Click here to go to our Facebook… Read more »

    Read More May 1, 2016
  • Chef Video
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    How To Show Off Your Chef Skills Online Using Video

    I’ve never met a Chef who has been camera shy, have you? Probably not! The average Chef loves being on camera. After all, being a Chef is a bit like being an artist in some ways- and who doesn’t want to show off their work? So why not put yourself out there online by filming… Read more »

    Read More April 29, 2016
  • Curry Pic
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    Should we WORRY about our CURRY?

    Over 12,000 curry houses in the UK certainly proves Curry to be a massive part of the nation’s food culture and personally, there is nothing more I like than a good ruby when I can get a babysitter for the night. Although the ‘Chat’ is about to hit the fan! A recent article in the… Read more »

    Read More April 28, 2016
  • Washing Up 2
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    Washing Up Left For The Chef In The Morning

    “If you want to make a Chef’s heart sore, then leave a pile of washing up from the night before.” There is nothing more annoying than coming into the KP area and seeing a stack of dirty dishes. Service hasn’t even started yet and you’re already washing up, not fair is it! Leaving them there… Read more »

    Read More April 28, 2016
  • Chef, Addiction, Drugs
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    Addiction- A Chef’s Experience

    This post has been removed. However you can read the original post at http://www.chefsjobsuk.com/2016/03/heres-looking-chef-resource-crucial-industry/  

    Read More April 27, 2016
  • Follow Up
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    Why Restaurant Staff Must Follow-Up

    Every restaurant should have a good follow-up in place. Not only is this your chance to make sure your customer is happy with their experience, but it is also an excellent opportunity for your FOH staff to up-sell. All too often the follow-up can be forgotten, especially if you’re busy or short staffed. By having… Read more »

    Read More April 26, 2016
  • DOTD
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Fillet of halibut served with parsnip purée, whisky smoked potatoes, braised baby leeks and cherry tomatoes.”- Made by Chef Thomas Salisbury. 2. “Sea bass.”- Made by Chef Thomas Clarke. 3…. Read more »

    Read More April 25, 2016
  • New Staff Kitchen
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    7 Tips On Training New Kitchen Staff

    1. Hire The Right Person Simple but so often overlooked. Pick someone who will fit in with your team, even if they don’t have that much experience. Much better to train someone up who has the right attitude than try and change someone with the wrong attitude. 2. Get Organised Make a list of everything… Read more »

    Read More April 22, 2016
  • Kitchen Hacks
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    Simple Kitchen Hacks

    Food Prep- Measure sticky stuff without the mess. Coat a measuring cup or spoon with hot water or a dab of cooking oil (or spray) before measuring sticky substances such as molasses or honey. The heat or oil will help it slide right off and into a mixing bowl without leaving any behind. Cut cherry… Read more »

    Read More April 22, 2016
  • Gluten Free, The Chef Tree
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    Is Gluten-Free The Next Big Thing?

    The allergens included in the EU’s top 14 are celery, cereal containing gluten, crustaceans, eggs, fish, lupin, milk, molluscs, mustard, nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, soya and sulphur dioxide. Talking to our chefs, the introduction of this legislation has caused more than a few headaches in professional kitchens around the country as many of you try… Read more »

    Read More April 21, 2016
  • Customer, Annoying, Waiting Staff
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    Ways That Customers Annoy Chefs

    Unless you’ve worked as a chef, or FOH then you won’t know how annoying some customers can be. Luckily we do, so we thought we’d tell you to share our pain that we encounter now and again. Trying To Change The Menu– It just doesn’t work, the reason it’s been put on the menu is… Read more »

    Read More April 21, 2016
  • Complaint
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    Restaurant Serial Complainers

    The bane of every manager’s life, alongside ‘TripAdvisor’. Every manager would admit that they’ve had to deal with a bucket load of complaints, it’s human nature to complain nowadays. A manager knows a moany customer when they see one. And they usually start from the minute they walk through the door. Typical complaints: • “This… Read more »

    Read More April 20, 2016
  • Clean kitchen, dirty cutlery, chefs
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    Clean As You Go In The Kitchen

    “You don’t have to tell me that a kitchen is a busy place because I’m at the front line. But that doesn’t excuse you not cleaning up as you go along. It only takes a few seconds to wipe down and put stuff away. You might be busy but so are rest of us and… Read more »

    Read More April 20, 2016
  • Gordon Ramsay
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    The Life Of Chef Gordon Ramsay- Celebrity Chef Biography

    Gordon James Ramsay, OBE is a Scottish-born British chef, restaurant owner and media personality. Across all of his restaurants he has had a total of 16 Michelin stars and currently holds 9. His most accomplished restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, in Chelsea currently holds 3 Michelin stars and has done since 2001. Ramsay is well known… Read more »

    Read More April 19, 2016
  • Cost of DOTD- Torte
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    Weekly Cost Of #DishOfTheDay Dish

    We share daily #DishOfTheDay photos that are uploaded on our Facebook Group onto our social media channels, to showcase the amazing dishes that our community of Chefs have made- but how much does each dish cost? Here is an estimated breakdown of cost, for one of last week’s #DishOfTheDay dishes: Who made the dish, and… Read more »

    Read More April 19, 2016
  • Chef Mental Health Podcast Pic 3
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    StockPot 006: The Taboo Subject Of The Kitchen With Chef Jamie Lumsden

    In this week’s episode of ‘StockPot’ Pete Cann talks to Chef Jamie Lumsden regarding the taboo subject of the kitchen; mental health. Where he discusses what life is like working in the kitchen whilst having a mental illness, and what can be done to help other Chefs who also suffer from mental illness. To read… Read more »

    Read More April 18, 2016
  • Last Weeks DOTD, The Chef Tree
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “A little chocolate torte.”- Made By Chef Daniel Belcher‎ 2. “Ham hock dish.”- Made By Chef Harley Allen‎ 3. “Pea and ricotta ravioli, textures of pea, pistachio, wild garlic veloute… Read more »

    Read More April 18, 2016
  • Is it Pollocks?
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    Is there really a Chef shortage – Or is it Pollocks?

    For the past 18 months you could not have missed reports of the Chef shortage in the UK, however, I wanted to delve a little deeper –To see if its just scare tactic to keep our hospitality industry on its toes. After some research – there are 3 key areas that I feel are affecting… Read more »

    Read More April 17, 2016
  • Chef Gifts
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    Gift Ideas For Chefs

    Do you need to buy a gift for a Chef, but are stuck on what to get them? Look no further! Here are some gift ideas for Chefs.. 1. Modern Gastronomy Kit Learn spherification and reverse spherification techniques, create fluid gels and elastic gels. Turn liquids into stable foams, fat into sweet and savoury powders,… Read more »

    Read More April 15, 2016
  • Fast Food, Top Chain Restaurants
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    Top 6 Chain Restaurants

    Ever wondered what the top chain restaurants are around the world? Well, wonder no more- as here are the top 6 chain restaurants: 1. McDonald’s- Starting in California in 1940 fast food chain McDonald’s quickly rose to No.1 in the fast food market. With over 36,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries it’s not hard… Read more »

    Read More April 15, 2016
  • Staff on their mobile phones
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    The Annoyance Of Staff Receiving Phone Calls During Service

    The one thing all bosses hate.. mobile phones at work. For an employer there is nothing worst than seeing one of their staff on their phone. They pay you to work not to play. So you can imagine how annoyed they’d be if they saw a chef answer their phone during service?! A customer has… Read more »

    Read More April 14, 2016
  • Jamie Oliver, Chef, The Chef Tree
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    The Life Of Chef Jamie Oliver- Celebrity Chef Biography

    James “Jamie” Trevor Oliver, MBE is an English celebrity chef, media personality and successful restaurant owner. Being well known for establishing his Fifteen charity restaurant, campaigning for the banning of unhealthy food on school menus (why we don’t have turkey twizlers anymore) and also opening several Ministry of Food Centres throughout the UK and also… Read more »

    Read More April 14, 2016
  • Waiter, The Chef Tree,
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    The Dumb Waiter

    Today I have had the pleasure of spending a rainy day in a soft play, amongst screaming hyperactive children bouncing to the drone of Peppa Pig and friends from the 50p ride in the corner. 
Believe it or not I am happy to live with this lifestyle – Although once the sun comes out I… Read more »

    Read More April 13, 2016
  • Cooking With No Smell or Taste, Chef
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    Cooking With No Smell Or Taste

    WHEN THE PHONE GOES. IT’S SEVEN-THIRTY PM and the phone goes. A chef has phoned in sick, still hungover or otherwise engaged for reasons best known to himself or herself. We’ve all been there once or twice, not too often, one would hope. But it happens. And that’s when the freelancers can strike it. We’re… Read more »

    Read More April 13, 2016
  • Pete Cann with Chef Brian Turner.
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    The Life Of Chef Brian Turner- Celebrity Chef Biography

      Brian Turner CBE (born 7 May 1946) is a British chef, based in London. He has appeared as a cook on BBC2’s Ready Steady Cook since 1994, and has also appeared on numerous occasions on Saturday Kitchen and has also presented various other programmes. Turner was born in Halifax, Yorkshire. During his early career,… Read more »

    Read More April 12, 2016
  • The Chef Tree, #DishOfTheDay
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    Weekly Cost Of #DishOfTheDay Dish

    We share daily #DishOfTheDay photos that are uploaded on our Facebook Group onto our social media channels, to showcase the amazing dishes that our community of Chefs have made- but how much does each dish cost? Here is an estimated breakdown of cost, for one of last week’s #DishOfTheDay dishes: Who made the dish, and… Read more »

    Read More April 12, 2016
  • Chef Cleaning, StockPot
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    StockPot 005: Kitchen Safety With Steve Pepper

    In this week’s episode of the StockPot Pete Cann speaks to Kitchen Safety guru Steve Pepper. Pete and Steve discuss kitchen health and safety matters and Steve also answers your questions. As promised here is the link to download a copy of Steve’s free food safety book. Steve’s Facebook group ‘Food Safety UK’. Also Steve’s… Read more »

    Read More April 11, 2016
  • The Chef Tree, #DishOfTheDay
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Latte parfait, honey cookie, bitter chocolate crumb.”- Made by Chef Ben Churchill 2. “Buffalo curd, chorizo picante, pickled and raw fruit and vegetables.”- Made by Chef Petri Poysti 3. “Tiramisu”-… Read more »

    Read More April 11, 2016
  • Big Bookings Kitchen Nightmare
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    Why Big Bookings Are A Kitchen Nightmare

    Big orders; good for your business, stressful for your team. You’ve just seen the booking for a table of 25 for Friday night. In your mind this is great, business is picking up and you’ve got money signs in your eyes. Your chef looks at it and says: “ohhh s**t”. If your average table is… Read more »

    Read More April 8, 2016
  • Pete Cann with Chef Michel Roux Jr.
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    The Life Of Chef Michel Roux Jr- Celebrity Chef Biography

      Michel Albert Roux (born 23 May 1960), known as Michel Roux, Jr., is a French-English two-star Michelin chef at the London restaurant Le Gavroche. After leaving school at age 16, Roux undertook apprenticeship work with Master Patissier, Hellegouarche in Paris. From summer 1979 until January 1980, he worked as a commis de cuisine at… Read more »

    Read More April 8, 2016
  • Chef, Restaurant Staff, Work, Job
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    4 Ways To Make Your Restaurant Staff Great

    Every successful restaurant has a successful manager, who has all the qualities in order to help staff learn, grow and work at the best of their ability- which in turn helps the restaurant succeed. But how do you make your staff great? Here are 4 ways.. 1. Show Thanks- It’s so easy to say thank… Read more »

    Read More April 7, 2016
  • Pay rise Chef?
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    Minimum Wage – Did you get a pay-rise Chef?

    6 months post the last pay increase minimum wage for working class has gone up again. However there seems to be a member of the UK workforce that yet again has been given a clear berth. The slave to their stove the unsung hero of hospitality, the men and woman in white. Yes Chef! With… Read more »

    Read More April 7, 2016
  • Hungover Chefs Work Kitchen
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    Don’t Enter My Kitchen Hungover

    Why should other staff have to deal with your hangover? They shouldn’t. Don’t walk into my kitchen tired and hungover and expect me to give you any sympathy because I’m the last person you’re going to be getting it from right now. “It’s unprofessional and disrespectful to the rest of the team who will have… Read more »

    Read More April 6, 2016
  • Pete Cann with Chef Raymond Blanc
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    The Life Of Chef Raymond Blanc- Celebrity Chef Biography

      Raymond Blanc OBE is a French-born chef, media figure and restauranteur. He is the owner and chef at his restaurant ‘Le Manoir au Quat’ Sasions’, a hotel-restaurant in Oxfordshire. The restaurant has 2 Michelin stars and has scored 9/10 in the Good Food Guide. Blanc is completely self-taught and has either taught or employed… Read more »

    Read More April 6, 2016
  • Angry Chef, Big Bookings
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    The Problem With Big Bookings

    Big bookings are a nightmare, especially when there isn’t a pre-order to go with it either. Doing a big order for a birthday or a staff night out is like doing a whole dinner or lunch service within the space of about 30-45 mins. Not easy! Big orders create a lot of stress for both… Read more »

    Read More April 5, 2016
  • The Chef Tree, Chefs, Jobs, Recruitment
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    Weekly Cost Of #DishOfTheDay Dish

    We share daily #DishOfTheDay photos that are uploaded on our Facebook Group onto our social media channels, to showcase the amazing dishes that our community of Chefs have made- but how much does each dish cost? Here is an estimated breakdown of cost, for one of last week’s #DishOfTheDay dishes: Who made the dish, and… Read more »

    Read More April 5, 2016
  • Last Week's DOTD The Chef Tree
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Baked lemon cheese cake with raspberry.”- Made by Chef Narender Sharma 2. “Turbot, samphire, spring greens, spinach and a seaweed and bacon broth.”- Made by Chef Luke Daniels‎ 3. “Chocolate… Read more »

    Read More April 4, 2016
  • CV Tips Podcast- Photo 3
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    StockPot 004: Making Your CV Stand Out, With Helen Sanders

    In this week’s episode of the StockPot- Pete Cann speaks to the ultimate CV writer, Helen Sanders. Helen gives us the run down on how to perfect your CV and ‘pimp’ it up, she also answers your questions about how to explain breaks in your career as well. If you’re a Chef who needs CV… Read more »

    Read More April 4, 2016
  • Last Minute Customers, Restaurant
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    The Annoying Thing About Last Minute Customers

    One of the most annoying things that could happen.. A customer walks through the door 10 minutes before the kitchen is closing. The rest of the restaurant is pretty quiet, most people have eaten and are now enjoying desserts and maybe having a tea or coffee. The KPs are hard at work getting the remainder… Read more »

    Read More April 1, 2016
  • Restaurant Summer Chefs
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    How To Get Your Restaurant Ready For Summer

    Summer is just around the corner, so it’s important to start thinking about how you can attract those valuable customers to your restaurant in order to make a nice profit this summer. Menu Overhaul- People love going out for lunch during the summer months. If the menu is the same throughout the year then they’re… Read more »

    Read More April 1, 2016
  • Chef Work Break
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    Staff Who Moan About Breaks

    Managers understand that staff need breaks and they will give you one, but they will decide when it happens not you. They are your Manager for a reason. Managers won’t appreciate staff walking outside during the middle of a busy service to have a cigarette just because they want to, then come back in smelling… Read more »

    Read More March 31, 2016
  • Agency Chef Recruitment Work Job
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    The Perks Of Working For A Chef Agency

    Have you ever considered working as an agency Chef? No? Well here’s some reasons why you definitely should consider it! Being with an agency is effectively a zero hours contract, although a lot of people try to stay clear of them they can actually be quite useful. By having this contract it allows you to… Read more »

    Read More March 31, 2016
  • Angry Chef Customers
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    Customers Who Walk In 10 Minutes Before The End Of Service

    “.. and expect a full menu to be available.” Really? You wouldn’t turn up at a football match halfway through and expect them to restart just because you missed the first half. The kitchen has gone through a full service, has probably sold out of most things and is in the middle of closing down…. Read more »

    Read More March 30, 2016
  • Pic for cost of DOTD
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    Weekly Cost Of #DishOfTheDay Dish

    We share daily #DishOfTheDay photos that are uploaded on our Facebook Group onto our social media channels, to showcase the amazing dishes that our community of Chefs have made- but how much does each dish cost? Here is an estimated breakdown of cost, for one of last week’s #DishOfTheDay dishes: Who made the dish, and… Read more »

    Read More March 30, 2016
  • StockPot podcast
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    StockPot 003: How To Get In The Press With Lucy Matthews

    In this week’s episode of the ‘StockPot’ Pete Cann talks to PR sensation Lucy Matthews who gives you advice on how to get in the press, and more specifically- into your local newspaper. If you’re a Chef who wants more exposure, but aren’t sure how to achieve it- then you must listen to this podcast!… Read more »

    Read More March 29, 2016
  • MON- Eugenio Pagano‎-  Goat cheese pannacotta,texture of beetroot ,bread tuille
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Goat cheese pannacotta, texture of beetroot and bread tuille.”- Made by Chef Eugenio Pagano‎ 2. “Lemon fettuccine, shaved truffle, peas and truffle-lemon cream.”- Made by Chef Michael A. Langdon‎ 3…. Read more »

    Read More March 29, 2016
  • Getting Rota Organised
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    Advice On Getting Your Rota Organised

    As the boss it’s mainly down to you to sort out the rota, you could pass the job on to your Head Chef but it’s just as easy for you to do it. Shifts need to be spread out equally and fairly among your staff otherwise you’ll get complaints left, right and centre. Make sure… Read more »

    Read More March 24, 2016
  • Restaurant Revenue
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    4 Ways To Improve Revenue At Your Restaurant

    Typically in hospitality and catering, business tends to slow down- use this time wisely to get you and your business ready for the busy season. Here’s 4 ways to help improve revenue at your restaurant. 1. Focus on your staff- Treating your staff well is important – and not just because it’s the nice thing… Read more »

    Read More March 24, 2016
  • Chefs Work Job
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    Being A Chef

    Have you ever considered being a Chef? The idea of being a Chef really appeals to some people, whether that’s straight out of school or further down the line. There’s a few ways to get into Cheffing, you could either go to college and complete your NVQ qualifications, or you could do an apprenticeship. To… Read more »

    Read More March 23, 2016
  • Chef on Phone Work
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    Chefs Getting Phone Calls During Service

    Why call a Chef during the day when they’re bound to be neck deep in either prep or service? The last thing that’s going to be on their mind is answering your phone call, that’s probably about something that could either be done by text or left until they see them in person. What do… Read more »

    Read More March 23, 2016
  • Stressed Chef
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    Helping Your Chefs Prepare For Service

    Do you ever find that your Chefs are often stressed during service because they have so much work to do? If so, then it’s probably because they don’t have enough “Mise En Place”, in other words- they’re not prepared. If your Chefs aren’t prepared for service then they will get easily worked up. A worked… Read more »

    Read More March 22, 2016
  • Cost of Paddy Dish Chef
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    Weekly Cost Of #DishOfTheDay Dish

    We share daily #DishOfTheDay photos that are uploaded on our Facebook Group onto our social media channels, to showcase the amazing dishes that our community of Chefs have made- but how much does each dish cost? Here is an estimated breakdown of cost, for one of last week’s #DishOfTheDay dishes: Who made the dish, and… Read more »

    Read More March 22, 2016
  • StockPot podcast
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    StockPot 002: How To Take Impressive Photos Of Food

    In this week’s ‘StockPot’ podcast Pete Cann interviews Chef and Writer Aran Wood, who gives you advice on how to take impressive photos of dishes you have made, whether you are using a mobile phone or a DSLR camera. He also discusses how to get the best lighting in the kitchen, and also what you… Read more »

    Read More March 21, 2016
  • SAT- Javed Alive at The Folly Restaurant. 15 March at 19-31 · Oxford, United Kingdom Crips Ham hock, celeriac veloute and nice pickles
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Bavoir with cake bottom and tempered glass.”- Made by Chef Debbie Shulver‎ 2. “Duck, fondant potato, pickled beetroot, mushroom and jus.”- Made by Chef Danny Hughes 3. “Paris-brest, clotted cream… Read more »

    Read More March 21, 2016
  • Chef Money Minimum Wage Rise
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    Minimum Wage Set To Rise

    The Government released this week that they have accepted negotiations to increase minimum wages for workers under the age of 25 years old from 1st October 2016. It follows from the launch of the National Living Wage of £7.20 per hour for 25 year olds as of the 1st April. The hospitality industry is to… Read more »

    Read More March 18, 2016
  • No Mise En Place Chef Preperation
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    No “Mise En Place” In The Kitchen

    “How do you pack when you go on holiday? Do you run around the place chucking everything into you suitcase, zip the mess up and hope you’ve remembered everything that you need. Or do you set everything out before you start packing, knowing you have everything you need.” This describes Mise En Place perfectly in… Read more »

    Read More March 18, 2016
  • StockPot podcast
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    Our New Podcast!- ‘StockPot’

    In this week’s podcast Pete Cann introduces you to ‘StockPot’. We will be bringing you weekly podcasts covering subjects such as jobs, how to improve your CV, interviews, tips and tricks, how to progress, chef wellbeing and many more as well as asking your questions to our expert Chefs. So tune in every week and… Read more »

    Read More March 17, 2016
  • Menu Restaurant Chef Jobs
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    Menu Description Dilemma

    So how long should your menu description really be? Normally longer than you think, but still short and sweet! Your prime objective is to invite the customer, offering them an enticing description that easily persuades them into ordering the dish. How hard is it really to order something off of the menu? Here’s what goes… Read more »

    Read More March 17, 2016
  • Carpal Tunnel Chef Kitchen Restaurant
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    The 1 Thing That Most Chefs Suffer From

    Chefs, after a long and hard day in the kitchen do you ever find that you suffer from stiff hands? You could be suffering from Carpal Tunnel syndrome. Follow these quick few exercises that require hardly any effort and free those wrists. Shake It All About Pretty self-explanatory, shake your hands like you’ve just washed… Read more »

    Read More March 16, 2016
  • Robot Chef Jobs
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    Will Robots Take Over The Catering Industry?

    Chopping, adding ingredients, stirring, pouring and adjusting the temperature are all basic skills that chefs have, but could a robot have them? How hard would it be for them? Not very according to Moley Robotics who plan to release a commercial version of their current robot in 2017. They say that users will be able… Read more »

    Read More March 16, 2016
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    The Misuse Of TripAdvisor

    A restauranteurs worst nightmare.. A bad TripAdvisor review. Created in the year 2000 TripAdvisor is the World’s biggest online forum dedicated to posting the good, bad and the ugly of reviews for the world of hospitality. There’s 2 types of people that go on TripAdvisor. Those who go on there to write genuine positive reviews… Read more »

    Read More March 15, 2016
  • Tattoo Chef Job
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    Tattoos & Piercings In The Workplace

    Every once in a while we come across the subject of tattoos and piercings in the workplace, and it’s usually because someone doesn’t like them. More tattoos are the problem as piercings are easily removed in most cases. Did you know that 29% percent of people between the ages of 16-44 have a tattoo, and… Read more »

    Read More March 15, 2016
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    Weekly Cost Of #DishOfTheDay Dish

    We share daily #DishOfTheDay photos that are uploaded on our Facebook Group onto our social media channels, to showcase the amazing dishes that our community of Chefs have made- but how much does each dish cost? Here is an estimated breakdown of cost, for one of last week’s #DishOfTheDay dishes: Who made the dish, and… Read more »

    Read More March 14, 2016
  • Dishes Of The Week- The Chef Tree
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last week’s #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Vanilla panna cotta, rhubarb jelly, rhubarb poached, yoghurt sorbet, crumble granola.”- Made by Chef Jonas Plangger 2.”Banoffee parfait, caramelised banana, sàble biscuit and toffee sauce.”- Made by Chef Andy Gargan… Read more »

    Read More March 14, 2016
  • Heat From Pete The Chef Tree
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    Losing Your Chefs- ‘Heat From Pete’.

    This isn’t just a problem in kitchens, this is a problem throughout any job in any sector in any industry. But especially within the catering industry this seems to be a reoccurring problem that needs to resolved. “If one person walks, I would say it is more than likely an individual thing. If multiples leave… Read more »

    Read More March 11, 2016
  • 69 Ways To Please A Chef
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    Sneak Peek At Pete Cann’s Book- ’69 Ways To Please A Chef’

    Here at The Chef Tree we’ve been lucky enough to have a sneak peek at Pete Cann’s new book ’69 Ways To Please A Chef’. Here is the top subjects that I most agreed with and what I thought of them. 2. Cling Film- There is nothing worse than trying to cover a plate of… Read more »

    Read More March 11, 2016
  • Clean Kitchen
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    4 Things People With Clean Kitchens Do

    1. Wiping down the stove top, unit tops and sinks after each use- Good practice to do, gets rid of those mysterious stains that discolour your unit tops and is so much easier to get rid of what ever you’ve spilt straight away, rather than that baked on grease that’s been left there for the… Read more »

    Read More March 10, 2016
  • Unexpected Costs Kitchen Restaurant
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    5 Unexpected Costs Of Opening A Restaurant

    A lot of people dream of opening up their own restaurant- but many of them don’t realise the unexpected costs that come along with it.. 1. Playing Music- Music is a crucial part of restaurant ambience.. But to do this you actually need a license. To get one it could total up to £1000 yearly…. Read more »

    Read More March 10, 2016
  • How To Gain Speed In Kitchen
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    How To Gain Speed In The Kitchen

    “Mise en place – all in place.” Everyone in every industry wants to know how to get quicker at their jobs and get everything done and dusted by the time they leave. The key to getting quicker has to be prep and concentration. Before you start you need to have lots of Mise En Place,… Read more »

    Read More March 9, 2016
  • Heat From Pete The Chef Tree
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    Being Too Critical- ‘Heat From Pete’

    On Facebook and other social media websites there are a lot of Chef groups. In ‘The Chef Tree’ group we have over 4,000 like-minded Chefs that all have a passion for cooking and they’re all in there for a reason. They share recipes, tips and photos of dishes they are proud of. But what really… Read more »

    Read More March 9, 2016
  • Cost of #DishOfTheDay
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    Weekly Cost Of #DishOfTheDay Dish

    We share daily #DishOfTheDay photos that are uploaded on our Facebook Group onto our social media channels, to showcase the amazing dishes that our community of Chefs have made- but how much does each dish cost? Here is an estimated breakdown of cost, for one of last week’s #DishOfTheDay dishes: Who made the dish, and… Read more »

    Read More March 8, 2016
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    Annoying Things About A Poor Kitchen Rota

    “Having an effective rota is so important in this business. It’s not the most difficult thing to put in place; you just need to know when you’re going to be busy, know how many staff you need to cope and plan accordingly.” There’s nothing more annoying that turning up to work to find that nothing… Read more »

    Read More March 8, 2016
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    Last Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are last weeks #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Portobello field mushroom stuffed with golden beetroot goats cheese and topped with a herb crust.”- Made by Chef Paddy Casey 2. “Beef consommé jelly and horseradish oyster.”- Made by Chef… Read more »

    Read More March 7, 2016
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    What The Chef Tree Did Differently

    The Chef Tree showcased what we had to offer at 2016’s Hotelympia hosted at London’s ExCel centre. We were 1 of almost 1000 exhibitors during the 4 days, 300,000 square foot event which welcomed over 26,000 attendees. Placed right at the edge of the event with the rest of the ‘Careers in Hospitality’ exhibitors didn’t… Read more »

    Read More March 4, 2016
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    Car Insurance Advice For Chefs

    One of the big things with being a freelance Chef is insurance. A lot of Chefs get quite confused on how they need to insure their car. Most people decide to take out fully comprehensive cover on their car so that they’re covered in nearly eventuality. When you fill out your insurance forms you are… Read more »

    Read More February 26, 2016
  • Hotelympia Countdown ITS TIME
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    Are You Attending Hotelympia 2016?

    Hotelympia- The UK’s largest foodservice and hospitality event is taking place next week from February 29th until March 3rd 2016 in ExCel London. Where some of the hospitality industries’ leading companies will be showcasing their products to thousands of people. We are going to be attending Hotelympia this year and can’t wait to meet those… Read more »

    Read More February 26, 2016
  • Heat From Pete The Chef Tree
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    Say Thank You- ‘Heat From Pete’

    One thing we’ve noticed and also many Chefs have pointed out to us is that a lot of employers still don’t say ‘thank you’ to their Chefs. This really is a big thing and it needs to be dealt with. Your Chef has just worked incredibly hard to dish out 150 meals during your evening… Read more »

    Read More February 25, 2016
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    Which Kitchen Staff Are Most Important?

    People often talk about which kitchen staff are most important- Head Chef, CDP, Commis Chef, Sous Chef, Kitchen Porter, the list goes on.. To find out the answer to this question you have to imagine removing a team member, and see what detrimental effect it has. That’s got you thinking hasn’t it? Head Chefs have… Read more »

    Read More February 24, 2016
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    Moaning About Breaks

    We’ve all heard it.. “When’s my break?!”. The most common words to come out of FOH member of staff. Yes, we understand that your job is hard, constant and sometimes challenging, but is it really as hard as being a Chef? Probably not. Chefs are in a busy, boiling, stressful work area, so if anyone… Read more »

    Read More February 24, 2016
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    3 Reasons Why Your Staff Shouldn’t Turn Up Hungover

    Why should other staff and customers have to deal with a member of staff who is hungover? They shouldn’t. You wouldn’t expect to dine somewhere and the staff look tired and hungover from the night before… So why should they be allowed to do it at work? How can hungover staff help and support the… Read more »

    Read More February 23, 2016
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    This Week’s #DishOfTheDay Photos

    We post daily #DishOfTheDay photos on our Facebook Page, sent in by Chefs from all over the U.K. Here are this weeks #DishOfTheDay photos- 1. “Jack and the Beanstalk, golden syrup egg, chocolate and candied mint vine.”- Created by Chef Ben Churchill. 2. “Love Heart Shortbread stack served with raspberries, strawberries and chantilly cream.”- Created… Read more »

    Read More February 22, 2016
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    4 Mistakes To Look Out For On Your Website

    Does your company have a website? It’s crucial for businesses to have websites in this day and age, and if your company doesn’t- then it could make the difference between customers choosing to dine at a competing restaurant down the road which does own an informative, well-presented website rather than dining at your restaurant. But… Read more »

    Read More February 19, 2016
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    Top 8 Chef Related Tattoos

    Chefs are very artistic people, so it’s no surprise that many Chefs have lots of awesome tattoos. Here are 8 of the top Chef related tattoos that we’ve seen online.. 1. Powered by Pork 2. Chef Knife 3. Lego Chef 4. Teaspoon / Tablespoon Measurements 5. Love and Passion 6. Shut up and Cook 7.Chop… Read more »

    Read More February 18, 2016
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    4 Things That Stop Customers Returning

    Customers are vital to your restaurant, and if customers feel like they had a terrible experience in your establishment then they are most likely not going to want to come back to eat there again. Customers who have had a bad experience may even write a bad review on Trip Advisor- which could potentially influence… Read more »

    Read More February 15, 2016
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    5 Tasty Valentine’s Day Dishes

    Do you need some inspiration on what to cook for someone you admire this Valentine’s Day? Here are 5 tasty Valentine’s Day dishes, that are guaranteed to swoop somebody you love off their feet..(Click on the photo to reveal the recipe). 1. Heart Shaped Sushi 2. Easy Lobster Bisque 3. Steak and Blue Cheese Sauce… Read more »

    Read More February 12, 2016
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    4 Advantages of Using Seasonal Produce

    Most people nowadays are unsure which fruit and vegetables are in season, and often assume that produce is in season because it’s available to buy on supermarket shelves. However, there are a number of advantages in using produce that’s in season.. It’s Cheaper Seasonal food is often cheaper than produce that isn’t in season because… Read more »

    Read More February 11, 2016
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    5 Delicious Valentine’s Day Desserts

    Valentine’s Day is taking place this Sunday, and you might be thinking of making a romantic dessert for somebody you admire. Or maybe just for you to eat yourself- there’s nothing wrong with that.. Therefore here are 5 delicious desserts that you can make this Valentine’s Day! (Click on the image to view the recipe)-… Read more »

    Read More February 10, 2016
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    Taking Mental Health To The Kitchen

    Let’s face it, being a Chef is hard! Long unsociable hours, constant workload and a pay slip that doesn’t reflect all the hours you worked is all part of being a Chef. Along with trying to provide quality food for your customers and keep the kitchen running like a well-oiled machine. Long hours means that… Read more »

    Read More February 9, 2016
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    How To Manage Problem Employees

    The most difficult part of dealing with problem employees is confronting the problem staff and dealing with them, this can be a very daunting experience. Here’s a list of steps you can go through if you’re faced with having this dreaded task. 1. On a piece of paper, whiteboard or even word document, describe the… Read more »

    Read More January 28, 2016
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    7 Tasty Pancake Recipes

    Pancake Day is just around the corner- so close you can almost taste it. Therefore we thought that we would list 7 of the tastiest pancake recipes, to help you prepare for yummiest day of the year! Click on each photo to reveal the recipe.. American Blueberry Pancakes Vanilla Cinnamon Buttermilk Pancakes Fluffy Banana Pancakes… Read more »

    Read More January 27, 2016
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    5 Best Kitchen Inventions

    Who’s better to ask what the best kitchen gadgets are than Chefs? So I took to social media and posted in our Facebook Group about what they thought and here’s what they came up with. Thermomix The Thermomix consists of 12 ‘functions’; steaming, emulsifying, blending, precise heating, mixing, milling, whipping, kneading, chopping, weighing, grinding and… Read more »

    Read More January 26, 2016
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    Chef’s Worst Kitchen Injuries- Part 2

    Last year we wrote a blog post about Chef’s Worst Kitchen Injuries, and we received such a large amount of photos from those of you in our Facebook Group that we thought we would write a Part 2! *Warning- Graphic Content Below* Trimmed Arm “Was working next to the Head Chef who was French trimming… Read more »

    Read More January 21, 2016
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    6 Ways To Promote Your Restaurant Using Social Media

    Millions of people worldwide use social media on a daily basis to upload photos and videos, read articles and communicate with their friends and family. Therefore it’s crucial for businesses to use social media in order to reach their target market. Social media will massively increase awareness about your restaurant. Adding social media to your… Read more »

    Read More January 18, 2016
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    5 Ways To Provide Outstanding Customer Service

    As a restaurant owner, great customer service is essential to your success. But how can you provide outstanding customer service at your restaurant? Customer service is equal parts communication and genuine attention to your diners. When guests visit your restaurant, you want them to feel welcome. When you treat them with respect and care whilst… Read more »

    Read More January 12, 2016
  • 1. When Somebody In The Kitchen Always Leaves Spoons In Tubs..
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    11 Most Relatable Gordon Ramsay Quotes

    Gordon Ramsay is known for being very outspoken in the kitchen- but some of what comes out of his mouth can be very relatable to us Chefs. We all know how annoying it is when other restaurant staff make obvious mistakes, and sometimes we need to express our opinion! Here’s 11 of the most relatable… Read more »

    Read More January 7, 2016
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    9 Healthy Snacks To Eat At Work

    Your New Year’s Resolution may have been to eat more healthily- but this is a difficult thing to do when you work flat out, and it can be easier to just munch on a melted Twix that’s been in your pocket all day. However there are tastier options that you can bring to work, that… Read more »

    Read More January 6, 2016
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    5 Ways To Help Your Employees Get Better Tips

    If you are looking for ways to keep your most loyal and hardworking employees, then you’ll want them to have the best chance at making an acceptable living. Support your employees to get better tips, and you’ll be more likely to retain them for the long-run. You probably know that waiting tables is very hard… Read more »

    Read More January 4, 2016
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    7 Traits of Successful Restaurant Managers

    Restaurant management is a difficult task. The long hours, hectic atmosphere and constant interaction – often in tight spaces – are suited to specific personality types and characteristics. Successful restaurant leaders exemplify a variety of management skills. Whether you’re a restaurant owner looking to hire a new manager, or a restaurant manager who wants to… Read more »

    Read More December 29, 2015
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    Amazing Star Wars Inspired Dishes

    If you haven’t heard about the new Star Wars film that’s just been released, then you must have been living under a rock for the past year. Everyone’s talking about it, and it seems as if the whole world has gone Star Wars crazy! A very talented Chef and avid Star Wars fan called Andy… Read more »

    Read More December 23, 2015
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    Keeping Your Staff Happy In The New Year

    All it takes is one negative review on ‘Trip Advisor’ from an angry customer to turn potential customers away from your restaurant. Making sure each customer has an amazing experience at your establishment begins with the first friendly face they see, and extends all the way to the final good-bye. Creating an environment that encourages… Read more »

    Read More December 21, 2015
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    5 Characteristics Of A Successful Chef

    The world’s top Chefs all share a set of the same characteristics that have helped drive them to success. It’s a given that they all have a passion for creating stunning dishes, but it’s an acquired skill set that distinguishes them from all the other Chefs. Patience and perseverance can get you there as well…. Read more »

    Read More December 8, 2015
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    8 Ways To Promote Your Christmas Menu

    Christmas is well and truly on its way. This is the busiest time of the year in the catering industry and no doubt you’re rubbing your hands in glee at the prospect of increased sales. And hopefully this will be the case but sometimes that just doesn’t happen. Consider our tips below and see if… Read more »

    Read More December 7, 2015
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    Important Things To Add To Your Profile

    So you’ve just registered as a Chef on ‘The Chef Tree’ app as you’re keen to find work, and you’re thinking “What do I do now?”. The more time and effort you put into making your profile look great, the more job opportunities you will receive from employers. Having an impressive profile will make you… Read more »

    Read More November 25, 2015
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    What It Means To Be A Chef (Guest Blog)

    So you’re a Chef, right? So maybe you went to college, maybe you didn’t. Maybe you enlisted in a ‘Culinary Arts Course’ or maybe you taught yourself. Maybe you watched and learned. Maybe you found yourself in a kitchen because you had absolutely no idea what else you could do. Well, you’re here now. You’re… Read more »

    Read More November 24, 2015
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    Why Good Staff Walk Out

    Click here to join our Facebook group! Few things are as costly and disruptive as good staff walking out the door. Good people walk out of jobs all the time but this situation is more common in kitchens and restaurants where long hours and demanding schedules can take their toll on even the best employee…. Read more »

    Read More November 12, 2015
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    8 Tips For Creating An Amazing Menu

    The one piece of advertising that your customers are certain to see, is essential to the success of your restaurant. Great restaurant menu designs can enhance a dining experience, help customers make satisfying choices and stimulate appetite. However, a menu is more than just a list of the dishes a restaurant has available; it’s also… Read more »

    Read More November 12, 2015
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    How To Fill Those Empty Seats

    In the restaurant industry, empty tables are money down the drain. Empty chairs also send out a signal to potential customers that there is a problem with the establishment. If you can fill your chairs, every night, not only will you be a success, you’ll also look successful and that will generate even more business…. Read more »

    Read More November 12, 2015
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    Adding Extra Value to your Customer’s Restaurant Experience

    The recession may be over, the economy back on track and consumer spending up, but customers are still looking for value in their spending. The rise of the discount supermarkets like Lidl and Aldi have given consumers a new expectation on the price they are willing to pay for food. So how do you lure… Read more »

    Read More November 9, 2015
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    5 Things Only Chefs Understand

    Chefs do an incredible job under a huge amount of pressure. Here are 5 things only professional chefs will ever understand. 1. They know how to swear really well They realise after the first three months on the job, that they now insert at least one swear word in every sentence they utter. This is… Read more »

    Read More October 30, 2015
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    3 Ways To Counteract Bad Online Reviews

    Bad online reviews can be costly, inaccurate and influential. The collection of a few bad reviews, especially when they repeat the same message, is a serious red flag to guests. Any negative online review should be tackled. Get out in front of the problem as soon as you are aware of it and, like everything… Read more »

    Read More October 20, 2015
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    5 Ways To Run An Engaged Team Meeting

    Ask most people to describe meetings at work and the adjectives likely to be used are, “boring”, “long” and “worthless”. This is especially true if you have a team who are itching to get into the kitchen and prepare for the day ahead. The last thing they want to do is sit and listen to… Read more »

    Read More October 20, 2015
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    4 Golden Rules When Dealing With Customer Complaints

    Part of giving great customer service is knowing how to deal effectively with customer complaints. No matter the reason for the complaint, the important thing is to try and please the customer and send them home knowing that, yes there was a problem, but it is not typical of your establishment. Here are 4 Golden… Read more »

    Read More October 20, 2015
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    Top 8 Halloween Dishes

    Halloween is quickly approaching us at a scary pace and many people are thinking about what spooky food they can cook for their family during Halloween. We have compiled a list of some of best Halloween dishes, to give you some inspiration on what to cook! Click on the title of the dish to view… Read more »

    Read More October 13, 2015
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    10 Tips For Starting A Restaurant

    It has become a lot more popular nowadays for people having the dream of opening up their own restaurant- but how can you make your business successful? Here at 10 tips on starting your own restaurant! Do Your Research Many people try to open a restaurant when they don’t really know what they’re doing or… Read more »

    Read More September 11, 2015
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    6 Most Expensive Dishes

    I’m sure that sometimes customers moan about the price of dishes at the restaurants that you work at, but when they see the price of the dishes below from various places around the world.. they will think twice about complaining ever again! Here are 6 of the most expensive dishes that you can buy- Lobster… Read more »

    Read More September 10, 2015
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    Food Myths- True Or False?

    When growing up we’re told a number of food myths, such as “eating bread crust will make your hair go curly”. But are these food myths true, or are they all just made up? In today’s blog post we discover the truth behind some of the most popular food myths- Eating Too Many Bananas Can… Read more »

    Read More September 9, 2015
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    11 Worst Kitchen Cowboy Tricks

    Every Chef has their own tricks to use in order to make dishes when the right ingredients or equipment isn’t available. However, some Chefs go a little too far with their techniques.. 

Here are some of the worst cowboy tricks, sent in by Chefs! 1. Microwave “Kitchen was closing at 10:00pm and a customer walks… Read more »

    Read More September 8, 2015
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    Chef’s Funniest Customer Requests

    Us Chefs need to cater to our customer’s every need, and often receive some of the strangest requests when they order food. But we battle on through the odd orders just to keep them happy. We asked the Chefs on our Facebook group what is the funniest requests they have received from customers, enjoy!- Chip… Read more »

    Read More September 4, 2015
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    How To Stay Awake During Long Shifts

    Working long hours in the kitchen can be very exhausting, with many Chefs not taking a break throughout the whole day (that’s dedication for you!). We have come up with a few tips for you on how to stay awake whilst working tiring long hours: Drink coffee / energy drinks This may seem obvious by… Read more »

    Read More August 14, 2015
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    6 Chef Interview Questions

    In one of our previous blogs we gave you tips on how to create an impressive CV for when you apply for a job. In today’s blog we thought that we would put together a list of questions that Chefs often get asked in an interview, for when you reach the next step- and have… Read more »

    Read More August 13, 2015
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    Most Common Kitchen Accidents

    Being a Chef can be a dangerous job, your office is the kitchen, and kitchens are full of potential accidents that are just waiting to happen- from cutting yourself on knives to slipping over on spilt liquid! Here’s a list of the most common accidents to happen in kitchens: Knive Injuries Let’s start with the… Read more »

    Read More August 11, 2015
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    Chef’s Worst Kitchen Injuries

    Chef’s have to work in one of the most dangerous places that anybody can work… the kitchen. Surrounded by sharp knives, boiling hot oil and a catalogue of other objects that can cause you harm on a daily basis. We asked the Chef’s on our Facebook page what is the worst injury that they have… Read more »

    Read More August 11, 2015
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    10 CV Tips For Chefs

    CV’s can be a bit of a pain to produce, especially when you have a busy lifestyle and not a lot of free time on your hands. However, CV’s are a must-have when applying for a new job. Here are our Top 10 tips for making it less of a laborious task whilst maximising its… Read more »

    Read More August 10, 2015
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    Most Bizarre Dishes In The World

    Chefs are very adventurous with food nowadays, with the likes of Heston Blumenthal creating unusual dishes which are almost artistic, in order to stand out from the crowd. However, some Chefs have the most strangest food on their restaurant’s menu. Here are some of the most bizarre dishes you can find around the world: Fruit… Read more »

    Read More August 3, 2015
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    Tips For Aspiring Chefs

    Every Chef has to start somewhere and it can be tough when first starting out, especially without any advice. Therefore we thought that we would list some tips for the aspiring Chefs out there, for those of you who have just started your journey as a Chef: Listen Honesty is the best policy, it’s best… Read more »

    Read More July 31, 2015
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    Must Have Kitchen Utensils For Chefs

    When your job is to make top notch food for a living, you need to be equipped with the most handy kitchen utensils available- which will help you in creating your masterpieces. We have compiled a list of the “must have” kitchen utensils for Chefs!: Sharp Knife Let’s start with the obvious one.. a sharp… Read more »

    Read More July 31, 2015
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    Why People Should Marry Chefs

    Working as a chef has some attractive qualities, ranging from being able to cook amazing food to knowing the best restaurants to eat at. Here are reasons why people should marry a chef: Creative Chefs are like artists- they spend every working day creating amazing dishes to impress customers and have very creative minds because… Read more »

    Read More July 31, 2015
  • Things they never told you about being a chef
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    Things They Never Told You About Being A Chef

    Working as a chef sounds like an attractive job- you are surrounded by amazing food and are able to use your creativity to create stunning dishes. However there are some things that people never told you about being a chef: Your hands will get damaged Your hands are your main tool when working as a… Read more »

    Read More July 29, 2015
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    Life Skills People Can Learn From Chefs

    There are a number of life skills that can be learnt from chefs, ranging from skills in working as part of a team to skills in respecting other people. Below are some important life lessons that others can learn from chefs: Patience When working in the kitchen chefs can’t rush things- It takes time to… Read more »

    Read More July 29, 2015
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    Reasons Why Being A Chef Is The Best

    Many people think that working as a chef is one of the most stressful jobs that you can do. Yes, it’s hard work- however, being a chef definitely has it’s perks. Here are some reasons why being a chef is the best: You get to see people enjoy your food everyday It’s good to see… Read more »

    Read More July 29, 2015
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    Quick Meals To Make At Music Festivals

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    6 Ways To Reduce Food Waste

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    Showing Off Your Dishes Online

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    Read More July 23, 2015
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    Tips On How To Present Food

    Working as a chef is also a bit like being an artist, making sure that meals that are made look like a piece of art, presented in a way that is attractive and will get people’s attention. Many chefs have been quoted in saying “We eat with our eyes first”, which I believe is very… Read more »

    Read More July 20, 2015
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    Things That Annoy Chefs

    There is a stereotype that all chefs are angry people who hate any kind of human contact, however in many cases there are valid reasons why chefs react in this way. In this blog I am going to be listing things that annoy chefs, things that a lot of you will hopefully be able to… Read more »

    Read More July 17, 2015
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    Read More July 17, 2015
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    Ultimate Kitchen Pranks For Chefs

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    Read More July 17, 2015
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    $40,000 Dollars a Month – Cooking Gangnam Style

    Ricardo Caput took part in a X-Factor/ Master Chef style competition to cook for Korean pop star, and horse dancing superstar Psy, with a monthly salary of £40,000. When Psy announced he was looking for a personal chef (with the 40k a month salary), a lot of people in the food world took notice. Would… Read more »

    Read More July 17, 2015
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    Taking Great Pictures of your food

    We know chef’s shouldn’t be dicking around on their phones during service but sometimes you surprise yourself with just how good you are. If you’ve just created a vision on a plate, you really need to get that image out to your friends/followers/potential new employers to let them know what you’re capable of. That phone… Read more »

    Read More June 12, 2015

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