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Tips for Sourcing your Fruit and Vegetable Ingredients

There is something to be said about sourcing locally, you’re supporting the community and reducing the environmental impact of your culinary passion, and all at the same time as creating a mouth-watering dish. So, what’s the best way to source … Continue reading

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Cooking Techniques You Need to Master

Whilst your passion and flair are going to get you noticed in a kitchen, there are still a few basic skills that will stand you in good stead for any job interview and will come of use in any kitchen. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Shortcuts Every Chef Should Know

When time seems to be against you during service, there are a few things every chef should know to save time and make the cooking process easier without compromising safety or food quality. Here are a few of our favourites…

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The Devon Cuisine that You Need to Try

Devon is not only the home to Personnel Solutions but is also the home to so many amazing dishes and traditional cuisine that we think everyone needs to try. If you’re looking to work as a chef in Devon, you … Continue reading

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Traditional Foods to Add a Little Easter to Your Menu

Easter is just around the corner and with this period of tradition and festivities comes a few traditional foods, offering the perfect inspiration for creating a special menu. Taking a typical food or flavour from this time of year and … Continue reading

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Top Tips for Improving Your Plate Presentation

The presentation of your plate is the first impression your customer receives and a great presentation can set the whole meal off right. Let’s face it, presentation is just as important as how the food tastes when working in a … Continue reading

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Tips for creating new recipes

As a chef, it can be difficult to keep coming up with new and interesting recipes, no matter how much you love to be inventive. Here are a few tips on ways you can come up with some new ideas … Continue reading

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How To Cut Costs As A Head Chef

Cutting costs when running a business is often at the top of the list. In the food industry a lot of money is lost in the kitchen and therefore, the head chef is often tasked with the responsibility of reducing … Continue reading

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Your Culinary Dictionary As A Top Chef

Working as a chef in a busy kitchen can be a demanding and stressful role, a role in which can become even more stressful if you haven’t the foggiest what someone is talking about! Yes, sometimes it might seem that … Continue reading

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