Where are all the young chefs?

Recently I’ve been repeatedly asked the same question: Where are all the young chefs that are coming into the industry? The long and short of it is, I don’t know. The hospitality industry, and in particular chefs, have never had such a prolonged & sustained media exposure as it has today. It seems that you’re … Read more

Qualifications aren’t everything in catering

This week saw the release of GCSE & A Level results, and after reading a heartfelt post on another blog it got me thinking. Catering was once the last refuse of the less academically gifted & where career advisors would often recommend school leavers to go if they couldn’t do anything else. Many often found … Read more

A Preview of April

Here is the round up of April’s food festivals. Compared to March, there is a significant increase in the number of gatherings & celebrations of food. Various profile chefs are out on the festival circuit: Michael Caines; Nathan Outlaw; Simon Rimmer; Aiden Byrne and Antony Worrall Thompson all make appearances. Festival From Until Details & … Read more

Michelin 2011, a Hundred Years On

As you’d expect around the 3rd week of January there is the fevered anticipation due to  the release of the ‘Little Red Book’. The speculation has been rife, with rumours circulating on the internet of a new 3 star. The early money seemed to be on Marcus Wareing at The Berkley but in more recent … Read more

Words of Advice from – Nathan Outlaw

After some 3 months of the blog being live, we’ve decided to do a series of posts from high profile chefs based on 5 questions on getting ahead in the industry. The answers are not edited in anyway, straight from the emails I received from them. Today it is rising star and general all round … Read more

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