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Outrage erupted on various social networking sites this week after Jamie Oliver did an interview for The Observer newspaper to promote his new television programme. The quote which seems to have caused the most offence is probably a hard truth for the catering industry to accept, let alone swallow. Below […]

The Unsavoury Truth About Catering, from Jamie Oliver


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With the blog rapidly approaching it’s first birthday we’ve had a bit of a rethink as to how we structure the posts and their content. First up for review was the chef’s ‘5Questions’. In the past they have come from chefs who are predominantly Michelin starred. There have been exceptions […]

Words of Advice ~ Johnnie Mountain


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Well, here it is, our 100th post on the Chef Hermes blog. After spotting a niche in the blogosphere on the 21st February 2010 the first post emerged. To say that month’s figures were disappointing is a mild understatement, at the end of the month the blog had just 30 […]

Our Review of 2010 & the landmark 100th post.



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So this week we’ve had a glut of responses to our calls for chefs to participate in our series of ‘5questions’. One such respondent was Heston Blumenthal’s former Head Chef, Dominic Chapman. Now ploughing his trade just down the road from The Fat Duck empire at The Royal Oak, Paley […]

Words of Advice ~ Dominic Chapman


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So as we near the end of the award season, last night was yet another excuse to get dressed up. The National Restaurant awards in London coincided with the Restaurant show. So having had the list for a little while now, it begs some of the same questions as when […]

Our view of the National Restaurant Awards




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This post has been removed. . . The Chef Hermes blog would like to apologise unreservedly to Which? Publications. In the blog publishing a leak of the Good Food Guide 2011, we didn’t realise it would have caused such offence. The Blog has removed all prepublication & copyright material from […]

Yet another leaked guide book, Good Food Guide 2011


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Again we’ve been a touch busy, so here is our recipe for Tomato & Basil consomme, well actually the base of it is Gordon Ramsay’s which we’ve tweeked. Then after watching the culinary alchemist that is Heston Blumenthal, we realised that the recipe could be improved by applying some of […]

Recipe ~ Tomato & Basil Consomme


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As is our want whilst surfing the net for inspiration, we often have a mooch around the catering trade press websites. Principally Caterersearch and BigHospitality , then we came across an editorial written by Mark Lewis from The Caterersearch.com website on the business case for celebrity chefs. He talks with […]

Celebrity Chefs, well it got us thinking…