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Tips to improve your efficiency in the kitchen

All chefs will have experienced the feeling of an evening or lunchtime rush where time seems to be against you. It seems like nothing is finished and every task becomes more and more laborious. Improving your efficiency in the kitchen … 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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Preparing for Christmas In Your Restaurant

It’s certainly time to start planning for Christmas in the Kitchen, October is already upon us and it will be here before we know it. Christmas is a time where many of us flood into restaurants for our work Christmas … 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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Top Tips For Managing Stress As A Chef

  A busy kitchen can often be a stressful environment for the head chef and their team. As a Head Chef you are often tasked with ordering stock, creating the menu, budgeting, organising staff rotas on top of your commitment … Continue reading

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Which Chef Role is Perfect for You?

Every role in a professional kitchen is important and it is vital that everyone works together to keep service running smoothly and on time. This does, however, require careful organisation and planning. A way to guarantee that everything runs smoothly … Continue reading

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Encouraging Certain Menu Choices

From the moment you step foot in a restaurant there will be subtle tactics in place to persuade customers to relax, pick certain meal choices and ultimately spend more money. Here are a selection of tactics thought to be commonly … Continue reading

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5 Ways To Be A Great Chef

1. Team Work– Without team work a kitchen would simply not work. With such unsociable hours your work colleagues become some of your best friends whether you like it or not. By working well in a team you can increase … Continue reading

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Improving Your food Hygiene Ratings

Hygiene ratings are determined at routine inspections by Environmental Health Officers. The hygiene standards found at these inspections are rated on a scale ranging from zero at the bottom (which means ‘urgent improvement necessary’) to a top rating of five … Continue reading

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The Role Of The Head Chef

As a Head Chef you are basically the King of the kitchen. It is your job to coordinate a variety of tasks to ensure the smooth running of the kitchen. We have put together a very brief description of what … Continue reading

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