In a week when Starbucks announced a turnover more than Iceland’s GDP, Tax dodging helpers HSBC threaten to quit the UK; I’ve been enjoying John Torode’s incompetence on Masterchef and Gordon Ramsay’s AMA on Reddit.
I kick this edition off with a heart warming story.
The simple things in life.
Michael Hanline wrongfully spent 36years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. With the help of the California Innocence Project, he was freed this week. Watch as he takes a bite of a bacon cheeseburger.
The full story on: First we feast
Chef recruitment #1
Chefs do seem to struggle with the English language, I often get emails & messages where the writer has gotten confuse over things like: they’re, their & there. Not so much of a problem, but when you run a large recruitment site it is kind of important to get spelling right.
So enjoy this doozie from Reed.co.uk
Chef Recruitment #2
On the subject of recruitment, this screengrab taken from Gumtree just says it all about the state of Hospitality:
Chef Recruitment #3
Whilst both of the previous examples ignorance, that is nothing compared to a Green Party candidate who, when challenged on Twitter about why he supports the Cut Tourism VAT campaign came back with this:
Just a reminder; The BHA & Cut Tourism VAT lobby groups say that cutting VAT in Hospitality will generate 120,000 jobs over the next 10 years. Yet between 2010 & 2012, the Hospitality sector created 175,000 new jobs; YES in the height of a recession.
Getting to bottom of the problem
Much sniggering was circulating on Twitter when it was reported that a Restaurant Manager in London had a thing about new boxer shorts:
#FoodPorn in my time line this week
— Shaun Hergatt (@shergatt) April 21, 2015
— Elizabeth Auerbach (@ElizabethOnFood) April 25, 2015
— Yogi (@TheStreetCircus) April 26, 2015
— ®apmag Président (@RAPMAGHollande) April 25, 2015
— Tushar Sapariya (@it99ts) April 24, 2015
— Maureen Mills (@MadameFoieGras) April 25, 2015
I’d like to wish Russell & Elena Brown all the best for the future. Last night was their final service at Sienna in Dorchester, we had a great meal there last year, Good luck from from all connected with ChefHermes.com
Full review of Sienna: Here on ChefHermes.com