A quick call from the hotel general manager informs me that in two days time I have another chef master class to conduct. Not much notice, but I love conducting cooking classes with hotel or local guests. Being able to share all those trade secrets and watching as people realise that it isn't quite as hard as they thought, is incredibly rewarding. But there is much work that … [Read more...]
Blog posts on the world of chefs. Being a professional chef, becoming a professional cef and what is a chef's life actually like? Working in top hotels and resorts in the UK and Australia and travelling the world as a chef, sampling cuisines and testing restaurants, a chef's eye view of the world.
People always take pity on a chef on Valentine's day. We have to work, it's sad. But it isn't nearly so simple. I find there are two types of chef, the ones who need the night off and those that don't really care. A Chef on Valentine's Day Who Needs The Night Off. These chefs are the ones who need to really save up brownie points and good will so that they … [Read more...]
Have you ever experienced a restaurant meal so bad you refused to pay for dinner? Last night was the first time that I have refused to pay for dinner. That's not to say it was the first bad meal I have eaten, but it was the first time I dug my heals in and said enough is enough. Which is how I found myself sitting at a table for four in the middle of a restaurant while my … [Read more...]