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Devon County Show – What can I do?

One of the biggest days out in the Devon Calendar, the Devon County Show is a brilliant showcase of food and agriculture throughout Devon.

Combining good food, great craft alcohol and fantastic entertainment, the country based show is a great day out and a fantastic insight into the wonders of the county of Devon.

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Exeter South West Festival of Food and Drink

Returning for its 16th consecutive year, the Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink takes place from Saturday 4th May – 6th May in the prestigious location of Exeter Castle Courtyard and Northernhay Gardens.

The festival has established itself as being a vital celebration of the produce of the South West and an integral part of life and event culture in Exeter.

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Is passion more important than experience?

When it comes to recruitment skills and qualifications are usually the most desired element on a CV, and these elements are what the majority of employers use to judge their best candidates.

But all too often the passion of some, less experienced but dedicated chefs is overlooked.

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Working as a Chef Overseas

Anyone who enjoys cooking or is a qualified chef will often fantasise about their ideal, dream kitchen and working environment. There are so many opportunities out there for cooking abroad, and this can come with a host of benefits in itself.

Seasonal work gives people the opportunity to do the job they love, travel the world and get paid for it at the same time!

Qualified chefs are always in demand – they’re needed for overseas positions throughout the year. So, why should you take the plunge and head overseas?

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Foods in Season Now

It’s not quite spring yet! Battling through the last cold winter months can be hard, but luckily this time of year there’s lots of hearty key ingredients coming into their prime.

Whether it’s a warm stew, hearty roast joint or a fruity crumble, there’s plenty of ingredients coming into season through February and March to help you beat the last of the winter blues.

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Source Taste of the West Show

The Source Taste of the West Show is a food and drink and hospitality show taking place at Westpoint in Exeter this week! 

Combining hospitality, catering and the finest food and drink, the show is set to be a hit with many local producers in the area.  

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Food Trends for 2019

A new year means a distinct set of trends are set to come our way in the food industry in 2019. 

From flavours and cuisines rising in popularity to diet trends and packaging changes, here’s our guide to the things you’re sure to see in 2019. 

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Tips for Getting a Job in 2019

Finding a job can be difficult, but there’s a way to give yourself the best chance. With it being the start of a new year, use this time to completely overhaul your job searching techniques, and follow our tips to get your ideal job in 2019. 

Compile a Portfolio 

If you’re not showcasing your work, how do you expect any potential employers to be wowed by what you can do? Whether its awards, recipes featured in the press, or any articles you’ve featured in for your work, put these together in one place and show your full potential to employers. 

You never know what could come out of creating a portfolio; they might be blown away by something they see or enlist you to create a new menu for their restaurant once they see your creativity and skill.  
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Surviving Christmas in the Hospitality Industry

Although it’s not ideal for anyone to be spending the holidays away from their family and working, there are some perks to working in the hospitality industry that can make spending Christmas in the kitchen more bearable. 

With the right attitude and preparation, working on Christmas day and during the festive season can actually be enjoyable and beneficial for some. 
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A Christmas Day Checklist for your Restaurant

As anybody who works in hospitality or catering will know, Christmas day is one of, if not, the busiest and most stressful days of the year.

You don’t want to be the one responsible for anything going wrong on Christmas day, so it’s crucial to ensure all of your team members are prepped and ready for when the guests arrive.

Every member of your team can help in their own way to ensure that Christmas day runs smoothly. There are some key components that every section of your restaurant can complete to help tide service over at an acceptable and commendable pace.
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