Yearly Archives: 2013








Charlie Trotter
Sadly, news has reached chefhermes.com that legendary chef Charlie Trotter has died this morning in Chicago. He was found by his son, Dylan, unconscious and not breathing. Charlie Trotter exploded onto the US culinary scene in 1987 with his new vision of restaurant food. I first encountered chef Trotter’s work […]

Charlie Trotter 1959 – 2013



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A few years ago a mate asked me about doing some chef stages (working for free to gain different/more experiences). ‘Sure’ I said, ‘where were you thinking of?’. Needless to say he was thinking of the Fat Duck in Bray, it was number two in the Worlds 50 Best list […]

Chef stagiaires: Career progression or free labour?


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Ever since the news broke earlier in the year, that negotiations had broken down between Gordon Ramsay Holdings & the Maybourne Group, rumours have long been circulating about who would be taking up residence in the Art Deco dining room at Claridges. An early front runner was Rene Redzepi, I […]

Who is replacing Gordon Ramsay at Claridges?