Wednesday , October 18 2017

Chefs

Persian Food

Previously when friends, colleagues and acquaintances explained their assumptions about Persian food they always thought this regional cuisine was similar to Indian, Turkish, Arabic and other neighbouring countries.  Everyone is always surprised and intrigued when they sample authentic Persian food due to its unique taste and flavours.  I have always …

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True Luxury Food: Setting new Standards for Food Provisioning

You will agree that food provisioning can look very different from Villa to Villa, Yacht to Yacht and country to country. The game is to get the world´s best products both locally and internationally delivered on time from a reliable source with professional high-end service within the given budget. Let´s …

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Voltaire

One summer I accepted a gig in France, the London agency paired me with a firecracker of a girl called Nina. Nina’s role was to serve at table for our client, a French aristocrat. Nina was from Oxford and Chile and was studying for her Masters. For her this job …

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The Importance Of Portion Control

In my years as a private chef I have noticed that clients that have cooking services offered at home tend to have every meal coursed, which can add up to a substantial amount of food if not portioned correctly. Due to the fact that eating in abundance can increase weight gain, …

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The Artistic Chef

With modern phones and tablets playing host to our favourite social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. We are never far away from recipes and food related topics. Food is a huge part of people’s everyday lives and for those of us not fortunate enough to be able to …

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Food Imagery

The demon that can make or break your job application As private chefs you should be investing time and effort into keeping your photo portfolio up to date and ready for new job opportunities.   Before my critics pounce upon me… I should explain that I am far from a …

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How Should Chefs Plan for Their Trial Period…?

So, you’ve passed through the interview stage and been shortlisted, and now you are waiting to hear about your trial period. This is the critical point and many chefs fall foul of poor preparation and a casual approach. Careful planning is critical. An initial short trial period, normally 3-5 days …

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Organic Food

Nowadays it feels like everywhere we turn the label organic food is being used. When you’re shopping for produce, or out to dinner, reading a food label, even when you’re shopping for your pets. It has become a key word used to capture the consumer’s eye knowing that this idea …

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How to Host a Successful Cocktail Party

After owning my own restaurant for 10 years with lots of successful catering, the closest I ever came to failure was a week out from the wedding I discovered it was for Friday not Saturday, a fairly serious miscommunication. After telling an industry friend about it she admitted she had …

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