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Quite recently, the BBC launched the applications for Masterchef: The Professionals and  this week saw the final of Masterchef for amateurs.  It got me thinking, is the catering industry attempting to go down the same road as pop music, or Simon Cowell’s version of it? Is it trying to discover […]

Are reality shows the future for discovering new talent?


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2011 was a landmark year for Chefhermes.com, it’s the first full twelve month period that the blog has been going and after a long hiatus I finally moved to hosting. As with most things IT related there are the usual hiccups but nothing major. The advantage of this is that […]

2011, A year in review




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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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The timing for this post of  ‘5Questions’ couldn’t be better really. Friday was the official first day of ‘Roux at the Landau‘, a restaurant Andrew Turner used to over see as Executive chef at The Langham Hotel in London. Now at Wiltons Restaurant, Mr Turner first really came to the […]

Words of Advice ~ Andrew Turner