Getting Chef Work in London

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finding work as a chef in London

Getting Chef work in London is surprisingly easy. Numerous agencies are ready to sign you up and make commission on the back of your hard work, or you can take the option of freelance work. Perhaps you want to get a regular full-time job with all the perks that they offer? Here I’ll explain some … Read blog

The Secret Life of Chefs

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Behind The scenes in the kitchen chef secrets

Have you ever wanted to know what goes on behind the scenes in 5-star kitchens? I’ve worked in many, on two continents, for 20 years+. I was executive ( head) chef of one, before I quit to travel more, work less. Here are a few things that may surprise you about a chef’s working life, the secret … Read blog

How to Become a Chef?

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Chef James Long working

How to become a chef? When I started in the food industry there was really only one way. Becoming a chef was straightforward and held fewer options than are available today. An apprenticeship involving on-the-job training plus Tafe/College. In Australia the apprenticeship lasted from 3-4 years, starting at 18 or 16, and gave you a … Read blog

How to Work Less and Travel More as a Chef

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How I work less and travel more as a chef.

I am a chef. I’ve been travelling and semi-location independent for over 3 years. During that time my wife, kids and I have visited 5 continents, 40+ countries and spent more time together than any chef family I know. I’ve not missed a Christmas and that’s a big deal. We’ve found a new way of … Read blog

Discovering Local Foods as You Travel

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Where to Find Local Food While Travelling

Discovering the local foods of a region is a huge part of travel for most of us, but it isn’t always so easy. If you stick to the main tourist strip you will more than likely find yourself eating Western favourites and watered-down versions of local classics. Discovering local foods as you travel requires a … Read blog