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Show your talents on TV  - Bake Off - The Professionals 2018

Show your talents on TV  – Bake Off – The Professionals 2018

Passionate about Pastry – Show your talents on TV  – Bake Off – The Professionals 2018 Love Productions and Channel 4 are excited  to announce its sister show Bake Off: The Professionals (formally known as Crème de la Crème) is also moving to Channel 4 for its third series. They wish  to continue to showcase and celebrate […]

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Press release!

Press release!

 “ Press Release “ “ A Passion to Inspire “ winners 2016 – Cambridge Regional College  – Congratulations Well done to every single Student that was involved this year – Brilliant – The Future looks Good !! A Massive Thank YOU to all the support Passion has received this year – Partners – Employers – […]

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Winner of Zest Quest Asia 2016 is!

Winner of Zest Quest Asia 2016 is!

Afternoon All,   Congratulation’s to Milton Keynes who have won Zest Quest Asia 2016 – after just pipping Doncaster College, University College Birmingham, University of West London, and former champions, Farnborough College and Westminster Kingsway College ..   And are now off on a Magical trip to Bangkok and a 10-day culinary journey !! –  I look […]

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World's best chef who committed suicide was 'the victim of a £1million wine scam.

World’s best chef who committed suicide was ‘the victim of a £1million wine scam.

The ‘world’s best chef’, who was found dead in his home last week, was the victim of a huge wine scam that put him in considerable financial trouble, according to reports Benoit Violier, 44, whose Restaurant de l’Hotel de Ville was awarded three Michelin stars, committed suicide last Sunday, leaving no note. But it is […]

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Hotelympia Excel London 29th FEB- 3rd MAR 2016

Hotelympia Excel London 29th FEB- 3rd MAR 2016

HOTELYMPIA FOOD SERVICE 2020 “Trailblazing ideas to adapt to services disruption” The ‘Food Service 2020’ conference brings you some of the best names in the hospitality world, ready to share with you their expert knowledge and advice. The discussions will focus on the current hottest topics in hospitality including ‘creating a sensory experience’ and ‘collaborative consulting’. Day […]

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Dining Decathlon- 10 great chefs

Dining Decathlon- 10 great chefs

 Afternoon All,  Hope you are all well and good An invite for 4 colleges to attend this fantastic event in London Dining Decathlon – 10 Great Chefs –  ( 2 students and 1 Lecturer per College ) Meet and work with some Great Chefs Russell Bateman , Will Torrent , Richard Bainbridge , Alan Paton and Thomas […]

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Kickstart a career in catering!

Kickstart a career in catering!

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Hog roast @ Hydepark Winter Wonderland

Hog roast @ Hydepark Winter Wonderland

Get down to Hydepark Winter Wonderland for hog roast!

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A Passion to Inspire " Competition 2016

A Passion to Inspire ” Competition 2016

Hi All,  Hope you are all well and good Please see details of “ A Passion to Inspire “ 2016 Competition – Final 7th June – College of West Anglia  For the Finalists in 2016 they will be invited ( along with all the Judges,  Mentors and Lecturers ) on the 10th May 2016 to the fantastic Development […]

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Christmas Sangria by Tieghan Gerard

Christmas Sangria by Tieghan Gerard

http://www.halfbakedharvest.com

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Death by potato

Death by potato

Danish man sentenced to 7 years in prison after killing elder brother by shoving potatoes down his throat By Angela Sharda For Mailonline 29 Oct 2015 Both men had been drinking when a fight broke out in Northern JutlandYounger man killed his sibling by pushing potatoes down his throat The victim was found with a […]

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Bromley College on Channel 4

Bromley College on Channel 4

Bromley College set to appear on Channel 4 documentary Kitchen Impossible. Bromley College is set to make an appearance on a new Channel 4 TV series Kitchen Impossible this evening. Set in the college’s hospitality, food and enterprise career college – based at its Orpington campus – the show starring Michelin chef Michel Roux Jr. […]

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Burnt

Burnt

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French restaurateurs urge ban on 'Uber-style' meal-sharing websites

French restaurateurs urge ban on ‘Uber-style’ meal-sharing websites

French restaurateurs urge ban on ‘Uber-style’ meal-sharing websites Restaurant owners call for ban on site which lets diners book home-cooked meals with amateur chefs Photo: Alamy Restaurateurs view the websites as a threat to their business in the same way that French hoteliers have challenged Airbnb and taxi drivers have protested against Uber By David Chazan, Paris […]

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20 Foods Banned in the World (But Allowed in the U.S.)

20 Foods Banned in the World (But Allowed in the U.S.)

Its common knowledge nowadays that the United States is behind on the times in certain regards. With the trans fat movement sweeping headlines lately, we’ve coming to discover that what we’ve been eating in our country, isn’t always the healthiest. But what may shock you, is that there are a plethora of foods that are […]

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Halloween Caramel-Coated Apples Could Cause Listeria Food Poisoning, Study Warns

Halloween Caramel-Coated Apples Could Cause Listeria Food Poisoning, Study Warns

You may want to think twice about eating apples dipped in caramel on Halloween.  A study has found the traditional treats can cause listeria – a potentially fatal food poisoning bug that can cause fever, vomiting, diarrhoea and even meningitis.  Scientists believe the wooden stick used in traditional caramel apples, along with the temperature the apples are […]

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The Feversham Arms celebrating Yorkshire produce  www.fevershamarmshotel.com

The Feversham Arms celebrating Yorkshire produce www.fevershamarmshotel.com

Afternoon All,   Hope you are all well and good   A fantastic evening is planned for the 1st December at The Feversham Arms celebrating Yorkshire produce  www.fevershamarmshotel.com    Using produce such as Yorkshire Venison, Pork, Chicken , Beef , Cheese and of course Whitby Crab will be Steve Smith – Bohemia, Adam Smith – Devonshire Arms, Matt […]

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Junior Compassionate Cook 2015!

Junior Compassionate Cook 2015!

Afternoon All, I have the GREAT pleasure in introducing you to the fantastic competition from RSPCA Assured … Junior Compassionate Cook 2015! The competition is open to children aged between six or twelve (entrants must be supervised by an adult) and is a fun way to get kids inspired in cooking! All they have to […]

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France has made it illegal for supermarkets to throw out edible food.

France has made it illegal for supermarkets to throw out edible food.

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Dingley Dell - Youngs - Passion to Inspire - BBQ Challenge

Dingley Dell – Youngs – Passion to Inspire – BBQ Challenge

Dingley Dell -Youngs – Direct Meats – Passion to Inspire – BBQ Challenge The Dirty Dozen  – A fantastic Day last Sunday Great Chefs , lecturers and Students cooking for the Golden Pig and Raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust and Wooden Spoon .   Well done to the overall winner Steve Smith and the […]

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Peter Beardsley, The Legend with The Chef House team, RWC Fanzone Newcastle

Peter Beardsley, The Legend with The Chef House team, RWC Fanzone Newcastle

The Rugby World cup has taken a grip on Tyneside, hosted by Bidvest. In the fanzone the NorthEast showed off some of their local talent, the National Salon Culinaire which was won by local lad, Reece Calvert, with The Chef House showing off its flavoured shortbread and so much more.

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Hong Kong chefs create sizzling standout dishes using different grilling techniques

Hong Kong chefs create sizzling standout dishes using different grilling techniques

Chefs around the city are fired up and create savoury and sweet dishes in cuisines from all over the map, writes Tracey Furniss   ABALONE AND SCALLOP APPETISERS PREPARED WITH A JAPANESE BINCHOTAN CHARCOAL GRILL AT SHOKU BAR AND RESTAURANT. PHOTO: LIT MA Grilling has gone beyond flipping burgers over a flame or putting “another […]

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Five of the best Hong Kong hidden private kitchens

Five of the best Hong Kong hidden private kitchens

Did you know you can eat Afghan in Clear Water Bay, French in Fanling, or Hakka in Sha Lo Tung? We talk to five culinary entrepreneurs about why they like to serve others and what’s involved Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com NANROKU CLUB. PHOTOS: JONATHAN WONG In the world of private kitchens, it’s often whom – not what […]

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Newcastle chef Kenny Atkinson wins a Michelin star for The House of Tides

Newcastle chef Kenny Atkinson wins a Michelin star for The House of Tides

Top culinary award is greeted with delight in the region – and is the only one to be held by a restaurant in the city Newcastle chef Kenny Atkinson has won a Michelin Star for The House of Tides. The rocketing talent, a familiar face on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen, has been awarded the accolade less than […]

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League of Club Chefs, Annual fundraising dinner 2015

League of Club Chefs, Annual fundraising dinner 2015

Celebrating 25years, The League of Club Chefs Annual fundraising dinner  Ironmongers’ Hall, Hosted this years dinner with a fantastic turnout from both The Chefs & suppliers associated with this fundraising event, I’d like to thank everyone involved for making this an amazing night, and Chris Gladman, Butcher & Edmunds for the invite. Thankyou also for […]

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The Dirty Dozen- Passion to Inspire - Dingley Dell - Youngs

The Dirty Dozen- Passion to Inspire – Dingley Dell – Youngs

Good Afternoon. Hope you are all well and good Congratulations to the colleges that are joining us at this year’s big Charity event The Dirty Dozen – Leeds, Llandrillo, Colchester, Farnborough, East Kent , Milton Keynes Grimsby and Cambridge . They will be working with some of the Countries most talented and inspirational Chefs – […]

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Chef Dead for a coffee

Chef Dead for a coffee

  A chef employed by Rick Stein died when he was crushed by a moving train – after drunkenly chasing a coffee he left on its roof, an inquest heard. Kyle Kusano-Puffett died when he tried to recover a cup of coffee he had left on the roof of the carriage. As he neared the […]

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Best burgers in Newcastle?

Best burgers in Newcastle?

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/national-burger-day-your-27-7679281

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Tabasco Competition 2015-16

Tabasco Competition 2015-16

  To All Student Chefs It is with great pleasure that the Guild can announce the launch of this years “Tabasco Brand Hot Chef Student Competition”. Now in its fourth year, the competition for students of any age has gone from strength to strength and in a change from the previous years. We will be hosting a semi final to […]

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MASSIMO BOTTURA

MASSIMO BOTTURA

MASSIMO BOTTURA: ‘LEARN EVERYTHING, FORGET EVERYTHING’ We chat with the Italian chef Massimo Bottura, judge in the final of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2015, as he offers his advice to the young chefs of today. BY FDL ON JUNE 15, 2015 Massimo Bottura is a truly charismatic chef, loved by all, he’s just come off the back of […]

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How Coca Cola Affects Your Body In 60 Minutes

How Coca Cola Affects Your Body In 60 Minutes

First 10 minutes  10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavour, allowing you to keep it down. 20 minutes in Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any […]

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10 Unusual Food Etiquettes Around the World

10 Unusual Food Etiquettes Around the World

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What is the sweetest thing?

What is the sweetest thing?

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The Great British Bake Off: Six places to go for cake in Newcastle

The Great British Bake Off: Six places to go for cake in Newcastle

The Great British Bake Off is back on our screens As we all look forward to settling down to the first episode of the new series of The Great British Bake Off on Wednesday night we’ve decided to look at where you can indulge in some sweet treats in Newcastle. The BBC series is ready to welcome […]

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New chef at Bonbar in Newcastle unveils its summer menu

New chef at Bonbar in Newcastle unveils its summer menu

Newcastle’s Bonbar has unveiled a new head chef and food menu. Mark Docherty has joined the eight-strong kitchen team which also caters for The Assembly Rooms in which Bonbar sits, from The City Tavern in Newcastle. With over 10 years’ experience in the industry, the 29-year-old has worked at some of the region’s top restaurants, including Jesmond’s Peace […]

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Massimo Bottura & Lee from The Chef House

Massimo Bottura & Lee from The Chef House

Welcome to The Chef House Massimo Bottura & Francesco Mazzei Bumped into Chef Massimo Bottura & Francesco Mazzei at Bellavista food festival in London, The largest Italian food & wine show. Massimo Bottura is an Italian restaurateur and the chef patron of Osteria Francescana, a three-Michelin-star restaurant based in Modena. In 2014 he was awarded the White Guide Global Gastronomy […]

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An annual food celebration of the seasons & the harvest

An annual food celebration of the seasons & the harvest

universal cookery & food festival An annual food celebration of the seasons & the harvest INTRODUCTION Welcome to the Universal Cookery & Food Festival 2015 Book your tickets now! 23rd September, Vallum Farm Tickets available book online or please call 01293 854403 to book now!

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Welcome to the Universal Cookery & Food Festival 2015

Welcome to the Universal Cookery & Food Festival 2015

Book your tickets now! 23rd September, Vallum Farm             Discover the hidden treasures of the north east…   This year UCFF is venturing to the north of England for the first ever time.We are looking to shine a spotlight on the fantastic produce, chefs and suppliers that are in this region […]

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The largest Italian Food and Wine event in the UK

The largest Italian Food and Wine event in the UK

The largest Italian Food and Wine event in the UK An Outstanding Opportunity for Italian Fine Food and Wine Producers Connect with New Distributors and International Buyers HOME EVENT LONDON EXPO  AMSTERDAM EXPO BELLAVITA MAGAZINE AWARDS  MEDIA ABOUT US CONTACT US LONDON EXPO Bellavita Magazine The latest news from the Italian market Bellavita meets Azienda […]

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A New Breed Of Restaurant For Melbourne

A New Breed Of Restaurant For Melbourne

Posted on  Jul 6 2015 – 3:34pm  by  Mike If you live in, or find yourself in the Melbourne area of South Eastern Australia, be prepared to be offered some of the most cosmopolitan food in the country. Here are a election of stand out options. Pistachio, Quince And Blood Biscuits at Brae Restaurant An hour and a […]

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Stay safe eat cake

Stay safe eat cake

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Owners of 'Kitchen Nightmares' notoriety to close restaurant

Owners of ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ notoriety to close restaurant

Owners of ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ notoriety to close restaurant This Monday, June 3, 2013 photo shows Amy’s Baking Company in Scottsdale, Ariz. … View PhotoFILE – This Monday, May 20, 2013 file photo shows Amy’s Baking Company in Scottsdale, … SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The owners of a Phoenix-area restaurant who became notorious after yelling at unsatisfied customers […]

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London Blobfish Café Wants To Prove There's More To The 'World's Ugliest Animal' Than First Meets The Eye

London Blobfish Café Wants To Prove There’s More To The ‘World’s Ugliest Animal’ Than First Meets The Eye

With the recent onslaught of quirky eateries, including an owl bar and a fox café, we thought we’d seen all London had to offer in terms of animal-themed establishments. But a café is due to open featuring an animal unlike any other.  That’s right folks, the world’s first Blobfish Café is set to take the capital by storm. […]

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10 foods you should eat every day! Super foods!

10 foods you should eat every day! Super foods!

Stock your kitchen with these super foods to ensure your diet is packed with antioxidants, fibre and other healthy properties Blueberries Blueberries have more antioxidants—those magical molecules that can help prevent a host of maladies—than 40 other common fruits and vegetables tested. The antioxidant plant pigments that make blueberries blue guard against heart disease, cancer and […]

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Top chefs attack EU rules on allergens in food

Top chefs attack EU rules on allergens in food

Top chefs attack EU rules on allergens in food Chefs including Albert Roux, Mark Hix and Thomasina Miers, the founder of Wahaca, have written to The Telegraph warning that EU allergen rules are harming restaurants across the UK The Food Standards Agency is introducing new laws that will require anywhere that sells pre-prepared and non-packed […]

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Turbot powered? Motorway stop offers catch of the day to drivers

Turbot powered? Motorway stop offers catch of the day to drivers

Turbot powered? Motorway stop offers catch of the day to drivers Fresh fish and homemade food on offer to customers at Gloucester services on M5, rather than usual collection of burger and coffee franchises   Francis Phillips is preparing to welcome his first customers at Gloucester services. Photograph: Steven Morris/Twitter Steven Morris Monday 18 May 2015 12.44 BSTLast […]

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UK Allergen Labelling Law

UK Allergen Labelling Law

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Manslaughter Charges and Unlimited Fines: Can Food Service Businesses Protect Themselves?

Manslaughter Charges and Unlimited Fines: Can Food Service Businesses Protect Themselves?

Chef Steve Walpole – Challenges and embracing change We speak to Chef Steve Walpole on the challenges of a chef consultant, incorporating and implementing allergen changes and his thoughts on the letter to the Telegraph from 100 chefs. Do you think Foodservice companies have accepted the new allergen law yet? There seems to be quite a […]

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Don’€™t Eat Before Reading This, Anthony Bourdain.

Don’€™t Eat Before Reading This, Anthony Bourdain.

Don’€™t Eat Before Reading This A New York chef spills some trade secrets. BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN Good food, good eating, is all about blood and organs, cruelty and decay. It’s about sodium-loaded pork fat, stinky triple-cream cheeses, the tender thymus glands and distended livers of young animals. It’s about danger—risking the dark, bacterial forces of beef, […]

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North East Culinary & Trade Association - Chef of The Year @ Newcastle Racecourse

North East Culinary & Trade Association – Chef of The Year @ Newcastle Racecourse

          Well done Newcastle college

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A Passion to Inspire " Final  - West Suffolk College 2015

A Passion to Inspire ” Final – West Suffolk College 2015

  Congratulations to this year’s finalists – well done to all !   Finalists – Lauren Elliot, Ben Gray, Bradley Dorrington, Charlie Dorney, Amy Plumb, Sophie Miller, James Noone, Liam Raven, Bradlee Callaby, Emily Locks, Sam Sturman, Josh Phillips, Kyle Rideout, Jonathan Farmer, Lauran Wordley and Danny Pochin.   Partners – Alimentum Restaurant, Anglian Free Range Eggs, […]

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Foods You Didn't Know Contain MSG

Foods You Didn’t Know Contain MSG

Foods You Didn’t Know Contain MSG This additive appears in a lot of unexpected places October 27, 2014   By Dan Myers, Editor Ken Hawkins   That seaweed salad from your favourite sushi bar is most likely loaded with MSG. MSG is one of the most misunderstood food additives out there. Best known as a component of […]

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The Newest Black Burger From Japan is a Whole Fried Frog Sandwich

The Newest Black Burger From Japan is a Whole Fried Frog Sandwich

The Newest Black Burger From Japan is a Whole Fried Frog Sandwich The Orbi Yokohama theme park will be serving an entire fried frog stuffed between two black buns March 9, 2015 | 01:07 PM  By Joanna Fantozzi, Editor Orbi Yokohama Black buns alone aren’t enough to push the envelope anymore in Japan… so let’s add an entire […]

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Kit Kat sandwich

Kit Kat sandwich

Forget ice cream sandwiches… the cool new dessert sandwich on the block is the Kit Kat sandwich! In America, Kit Kats are just another candy bar that conveniently comes in packages of two. But in Japan, they are an obsession. The country has developed green tea flavored Kit Kats, as well as baked Kit Kats and Kit Kat pizza. The […]

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5 CELEBRITY CHEFS WHO WERE SUED FOR DISCRIMINATION

5 CELEBRITY CHEFS WHO WERE SUED FOR DISCRIMINATION

5 Celebrity Chefs Who Were Sued for Discrimination You’ll be surprised that some of these chefs were accused of bias February 4, 2015 | 05:05 PM  By Dan Myers, Editor David Back  Chef Daniel Boulud was sued for discrimination in 2007. The restaurant industry is a litigious one, and with good reason: lots of employees have been […]

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Reporter Gourmet, Bocuse d'Or

Reporter Gourmet, Bocuse d’Or

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Being a Chef Doesn’t Make You an Agent of Social Change

Being a Chef Doesn’t Make You an Agent of Social Change

Being a Chef Doesn’t Make You an Agent of Social Change From time to time I have worked in restaurant kitchens. I have pulled split shifts in the name of research; have pin-boned trays of red mullet fillets and trimmed girolles until my fingers ached and my dreams about glimpsing the daylight that had long […]

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Gordon Ramsay Hates Noma

Gordon Ramsay Hates Noma

Gordon Ramsay Hates Noma, and Other Things We Learned From René Redzepi’s Reddit AMA René Redzepi, the world-famous chef, spoke about his favorite flavors and how to impress women with food on Reddit April 20, 2015  By Joanna Fantozzi, Editor Despite not earning the approval of Gordon Ramsay, chef Redzepi seems to be doing pretty well […]

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37 OF THE WORLD'S BEST CHEFS TO SWAP RESTAURANTS, LIVES AND LOCATIONS

37 OF THE WORLD’S BEST CHEFS TO SWAP RESTAURANTS, LIVES AND LOCATIONS

37 OF THE WORLD’S BEST CHEFS TO SWAP RESTAURANTS, LIVES AND LOCATIONS BY FDL ON APRIL 20, 2015 The Gelinaz! gang – a collective of chefs formed by the Italian food journalist Andrea Petrini – have announced interesting plans for their next project that will see some of the world’s best chefs swap restaurants, lives and identities this […]

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Just a Bad Day or a Case of Chef Burnout?

Just a Bad Day or a Case of Chef Burnout?

Just a Bad Day or a Case of Chef Burnout? How to Tell the Difference By OwenMarch 3, 2015 Serving It Straight Q Are there different levels of burnout in the kitchen? How can I tell if I’m just having a bad week or if I really hate my job? What do you do when the […]

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THE LIFE OF A CHEF…. REALITY CHECK!

THE LIFE OF A CHEF…. REALITY CHECK!

THE LIFE OF A CHEF…. REALITY CHECK! Ever wondered what it’s like making a living in a professional kitchen? It certainly isn’t as glamorous as television makes it appear, and yet… so many wouldn’t have it any other way. You’ll almost always have open wounds on your hands and arms. You’ll never meet new people […]

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World's Best Chefs Pledge to Help Save Our Oceans

World’s Best Chefs Pledge to Help Save Our Oceans

  World’s Best Chefs Pledge to Help Save Our Oceans WORLD’S BEST CHEFS PLEDGE TO HELP SAVE OUR OCEANS 20 international chefs together in Spain to help address the issue of ocean sustainability, all pledging to highlight the problem of our depleting oceans. BY RYAN KING ON MARCH 19, 2015 “If fish could talk, they wouldn’t have this […]

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Cooking Above your Station? Enter the Graduate Awards Now!

Cooking Above your Station? Enter the Graduate Awards Now!

Cooking Above your Station? Enter the Graduate Awards Now! Rising chefs looking to really make their mark are invited to enter the 2015 Craft Guild of Chefs’ Graduate Awards, with a “mouth-watering” mentor day in store for those that make the final round. With Paul Gayler MBE signed up as chairman of examiners for the […]

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The Savoy......lack of stars!

The Savoy……lack of stars!

Savoy shamed: Top hotel gets TWO stars for food hygiene, curry house gets FIVE POSH London hotel The Savoy has fallen foul of food hygiene inspectors – with diners better off at an Indian takeaway of the same name. By Isobel Dickinson / Published 12th April 2015 FLOP: London’s Savoy didn’t reach the same food hygiene standard as Norfolk’s […]

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Michelin-Starred Chef Fergus Henderson

Michelin-Starred Chef Fergus Henderson

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Michelin Stars The Madness of Perfection

Michelin Stars The Madness of Perfection

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Restaurant Failure Rate: How to Avoid these Common Mistakes

Restaurant Failure Rate: How to Avoid these Common Mistakes

Restaurant Failure Rate: How to Avoid these Common Mistakes Elina BarklonMarch 25, 2015 Restaurants have a notoriously high failure rate – whether or not the oft used statistic of 90% failure within the first year is true or not, there’s no denying that it is increasingly difficult to run a successful restaurant. So why is the restaurant […]

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Gray and Locatelli: 10 things we learned from the Hyatt gas explosion

Gray and Locatelli: 10 things we learned from the Hyatt gas explosion

Gray and Locatelli: 10 things we learned from the Hyatt gas explosion Written by: Hannah Thompson, Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 16:46  Hotels, Hotel News, Chef,and Restaurants.   Who? • Michael Gray, general manager of the Hyatt Regency London ‒ The Churchill hotel• Giorgio Locatelli, chef and co-owner of Locanda Locatelli in the hotel’s ground floor What? • Re-opening the hotel and restaurant following a gas […]

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Explosive Pease Pudding!

Explosive Pease Pudding!

Newcastle Airport security threatens to confiscate pease pudding from passenger… after it was mistaken for Semtex explosive The Geordie passenger was pulled aside at customs by security Six tubs of pease pudding, and several Greggs pies were removed Staff thought the North East delicacy was the plastic explosive, Semtex Pease pudding is made from split […]

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The Cooling Power of Sour Food

The Cooling Power of Sour Food

Word on the Street is Robyn Eckhardt’s column for Scene on Asian street food When people learn that I’ve lived in Southeast Asia for more than a decade they often remark, “So you’ve acclimated to the climate by now.” How I wish it were so. Growing up in America I despised the Midwest’s sticky, sweltering […]

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Art Basel Hong Kong: Art-Inspired Food and Drink

Art Basel Hong Kong: Art-Inspired Food and Drink

Art Basel Hong Kong: Art-Inspired Food and Drink ART BASEL HONG KONG MANDARIN ORIENTAL THE PENINSULA HONG KONG By JASON CHOW Mandarin Oriental Chefs and bartenders in Hong Kong have jumped aboard the Art Basel bandwagon with art-inspired dishes and cocktails. Mandarin Grill & Bar Art Basel’s sponsor hotel, the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong’s […]

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What Is Australian Cuisine?

What Is Australian Cuisine?

By  ADAM LIAW   Sixty percent of tourists visiting Australia rank it ahead of Japan and Italy – and second behind only France – in terms of quality of food. But while Japanese, Italian or French cuisine are easy enough to identify, the question of what defines Australian cuisine can be a tricky one to answer. […]

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Understanding Umami

Understanding Umami

11:02 am HKT Apr 3, 2013  FOOD & DRINK Understanding Umami By ADAM LIAW Takashi Okui Follow Adam Liaw on the road as he films a new food and travel show in Japan. In 1908, Japanese chemist Kikunae Ikeda coined the modern term “umami” to describe a distinct savory taste he attributed to compounds of […]

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The Fatter Duck

The Fatter Duck

A Fatter Duck HESTON BLUMENTHAL 04.01.2015 Just when you thought the move to Melbourne was big enough news, Heston Blumenthal has dropped an even bigger bombshell. In an unexpected and somewhat bizarre move, the British chef announced that The Fat Duck would be moving to an all-duck menu. “I know it sounds strange. Believe me, […]

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Congratulations 2015 Roux Scholar

Congratulations 2015 Roux Scholar

  Rouxby @RouxScholarship  Congratulations 2015 Roux Scholar @ianscara123 from @hibiscus_restauWelcome to the Roux Scholars club!

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We're on a nationwide search for Britain's best chef teams!

We’re on a nationwide search for Britain’s best chef teams!

We’re on a nationwide search for Britain’s best chef teams! Check out the video and get involved today! Enter here! #BestBrigades   Essential Cuisine @essentialcuisin   Open to bona fide catering teams in the UK. 16+. Closes midday on 20/04/2015.Enter at www.bestbrigades.co.uk. Top prize – £1,000 and participation in a team masterclass. 7 runners up receive […]

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Les Halles Executive Chef, Carlos Llaguno Garcia, Has Died at Age 38

Les Halles Executive Chef, Carlos Llaguno Garcia, Has Died at Age 38

Les Halles Executive Chef, Carlos Llaguno Garcia, Has Died at Age 38 by Layla Khabiri Feb 12, 2015, 2:13p @LaylaKhabiri  SHARE(1,085)  TWEET(73) Facebook/Anthony Bourdain Anthony Bourdain and Carlos Llaguno Garcia × The chef was a native of Mexico, and the successor to Anthony Bourdain. Carlos Llaguno Garcia, the executive chef overseeing both locations of the classic bistro Les Halles died […]

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The 49 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings, Spring and Summer 2015

The 49 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings, Spring and Summer 2015

The 49 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings, Spring and Summer 2015 by Hillary Dixler Mar 26, 2015, 11:45a @hillarydixler Shutterstock The country’s hottest restaurants of the season, opening soon. At long last, summer is on the horizon and with it comes a whole slew of restaurant openings. As in years past, this spring and summer promise to be action-packed. In […]

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180 Years of America's Classic Desserts: From Baked Alaska to Marionberry Pie

180 Years of America’s Classic Desserts: From Baked Alaska to Marionberry Pie

180 Years of America’s Classic Desserts: From Baked Alaska to Marionberry Pie by Daniela Galarza Jan 30, 2015, 2:11p @superdaniela Hulton Archive/Getty Images Classic desserts and where to find them. What makes a classic? All week, Eater has examined classic restaurants, dishes, and the people who made them famous. Now, it’s time for a sweet finish and a look at the […]

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Asparagus

Asparagus

The Great British Weather It’s not renowned for its magnitude of greatness to say the least… But when it starts playing the hokey-cokey with one of our most anticipated, seasonal goodies, it’s just not on. I am, of course, referring to asparagus. The gem of the springtime, the beacon which shines to us through the glum […]

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Here’s Why Restaurants Should Join the Social Media Age

Here’s Why Restaurants Should Join the Social Media Age

Here’s Why Restaurants Should Join the Social Media Age By Kareem March 18, 2015 News & Trends Restaurants, Social Media We live in the age where a picture can be taken and posted on such social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter in under five minutes. So much of our daily lives revolve around sharing it with […]

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Is the Tradition of Stages Nearing Its Last Days?

Is the Tradition of Stages Nearing Its Last Days?

Is the Tradition of Stages Nearing Its Last Days? By StephenMarch 23, 2015 News & Trends Stages, Stagiares, BOH, Chefs Illegal labour? Well, apparently that’s whats been going on under our noses at some of our favorite and most prestigious restaurants. Stagiaires.   A stagiaire is an unpaid kitchen intern, pretty much. Many of the workers doing their jobs […]

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Which 13 places have a ZERO food hygiene rating in the North East?

Which 13 places have a ZERO food hygiene rating in the North East?

Which 13 places have a ZERO food hygiene rating in the North East? 08:30, 24 March 2015 By Sarah Jeffery If you’re planning on getting a takeaway or dining out, you’ll want to have a peek at the scores on the doors first There are 13 food premises in the North East that currently have a […]

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MasterChef's Monica Galetti leaves Le Gavroche

MasterChef’s Monica Galetti leaves Le Gavroche

MasterChef’s Monica Galetti leaves Le Gavroche Written by: Janie Manzoori-Stamford, Friday, March 20th 2015, 9:04  Chef, Restaurants, People Moves,and Masterchef. MasterChef judge Monica Galetti has left her job as senior sous chef at two-Michelin starred restaurant Le Gavroche. The move comes 12 years after she started as a commis chef at the iconic London restaurant and precedes plans to pursue a […]

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Chaîne des Rôtisseurs names Young Chef and Young Sommelier winners

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs names Young Chef and Young Sommelier winners

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs names Young Chef and Young Sommelier winners Written by: Neil Gerrard, Friday, March 20th 2015, 17:03  Hotels, Awards, Chef Competitions, Chef, Restaurants, Skills,and Wine.   The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs has announced the winners of its UK Young Chef of the Year and UK Young Sommelier of the Year awards, presented at the Dorchester hotel earlier this week. Joe Gould from […]

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Nearly half of skilled chef vacancies are difficult to fill

Nearly half of skilled chef vacancies are difficult to fill

Nearly half of skilled chef vacancies are difficult to fill Written by: Janet Harmer, Friday, March 20th 2015, 8:43  Hotels, Chef, Restaurants, Food Service, Pubs And Bars, Skills, Careers,Training,and Skills Shortages. Businesses are struggling to recruit skilled chefs, with nearly half of all vacancies proving difficult to fill. VisitEngland is highlighting the skills shortage amongst chefs during English Tourism Week (14-22 March) to encourage […]

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Food Information Regulations & Allergy Awareness Training Open Course Information

Food Information Regulations & Allergy Awareness Training Open Course Information

Food Information Regulations & Allergy Awareness Training Open Course Information Allergy Awareness Kitchen Open Course Training Information Allergy Aware Kitchen Open Training Courses address confusion around new FIR Regs and EU Food Allergen Law. If limited communication from your local authority has caused confusion around these new regulations then contact us today to attend one […]

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Chef Dies After Working 100-Hour Weeks

Chef Dies After Working 100-Hour Weeks

I’ve blogged a lot about how hard cheffing is and how much respect I’ve got for the poor souls who beaver away doing 18-hour days in Michelin restaurants, often without complaint. During my stint as a chef, I met a lot of them. Some were so tired at the end of their shift, that not wanting to […]

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Gilles Pudlowski leaks details of three-star restaurants and says guide had lost the plot

Gilles Pudlowski leaks details of three-star restaurants and says guide had lost the plot

Gilles Pudlowski leaks details of three-star restaurants and says guide had lost the plot  Old copies of the French Michelin guide. Photograph: Robert Pratta/Reuters Anne Penketh in Paris Monday 17 February 2014 14.29 GMTLast modified on Tuesday 3 June 2014 07.01 BST Few events are more keenly awaited in France than the release of the annual Michelin restaurant guide, when French chefs […]

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Michelin star French chef Yannick Alléno accused of 'harassment' by staff

Michelin star French chef Yannick Alléno accused of ‘harassment’ by staff

Michelin star French chef Yannick Alléno accused of ‘harassment’ by staff Superstar chef who runs ‘Ledoyen’ on the Champs Elysees is accused of violent behaviour toward employees  Yannick Alléno posed in his former kitchen at Le Meurice. The three-star Michelin chef is accused of harassment by staff at his new restaurant, Ledoyen in Paris. Photograph: […]

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Why not enter your college or be a Mentor

Why not enter your college or be a Mentor

Afternoon All,    Why not enter your college – Skills for Chefs 2015- Competition   Or Chefs – How about  act as a Mentor with your local College for The Skills for Chefs/Service Team Event this year ?   You will have the opportunity to watch and meet fantastic Chefs such as Daniel Clifford, Cyrus Todiwala, […]

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Applications are now open for Professional MasterChef 2015

Applications are now open for Professional MasterChef 2015

Applications are now open for Professional MasterChef 2015   If you’re an aspiring chef, this is your opportunity! Professional MasterChef returns for its eighth series and is once again looking for chefs with the talent and ambition to make it to the top of their industry.     Long established as one of the top professional […]

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HOLGER JACKISCH RETURNS TO THE SAVOY AS EXECUTIVE CHEF

HOLGER JACKISCH RETURNS TO THE SAVOY AS EXECUTIVE CHEF

HOLGER JACKISCH RETURNS TO THE SAVOY AS EXECUTIVE CHEF Holger Jackisch, the Savoy’s new executive chef German-born Holger Jackisch re-joins The Savoy, a Fairmont managed hotel, as executive chef from March 2015, taking over from James Pare.  Commencing his first stint at the hotel in 1999 as executive sous chef, Jackisch returns to lead the […]

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Taste of LONDON

Taste of LONDON

Tickets on sale soon About What’s On Restaurants Chefs Recipes Info Exhibiting Search Play The World’s Greatest Restaurant Festival returns to Regent’s Park from 17 – 21 June 2015 Tickets on sale soon Photo Gallery Tickets for Taste of London 2015 will be on sale in the spring. In the meantime have a look at […]

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Reinventing dining culture over steaming hot pots and barbecues

Reinventing dining culture over steaming hot pots and barbecues

Reinventing dining culture over steaming hot pots and barbecues Fun with pals at Fatty Cow   Sizzling goodness January 24, 201518:55 by Becks Kaysen Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on printMore Sharing Services1 Positive that we were about to be blown to the land of Oz by the strong gusts of wind sweeping […]

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Restaurant challenges supermarkets to quit tossing food

Restaurant challenges supermarkets to quit tossing food

Restaurant challenges supermarkets to quit tossing food Rub & Stub, an eatery that only serves food past its sell-by date, joins the battle against food waste   Gourmet Waste: Non-profit restaurant serves up supermarkets’ discarded goods in effort to combat food waste (Photo: Ray Weaver) October 5, 201307:03 by Ray Weaver Share on facebookShare on […]

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Aarhus finally gets some Michelin stars

Aarhus finally gets some Michelin stars

Aarhus finally gets some Michelin stars Frederikshøj, Gastromé and Substans all awarded a star   Copenhagen restaurants notched up 18 Michelin stars while Aarhus got its first three (photo: Colourbox) February 26, 201510:24 by Christian Wenande Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on printMore Sharing Services7 Noted culinary evaluator Michelin handed out its prestigious […]

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Former Noma employee and rising star of Danish cuisine dead at 32

Former Noma employee and rising star of Danish cuisine dead at 32

Former Noma employee and rising star of Danish cuisine dead at 32 Young chef succumbed to stress   Martin Bentzen was the head chef of Napa Wine Bar in Shanghai, China (photo: Facebook) March 2, 201509:55 by Christian Wenande Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on printMore Sharing Services69 The Danish culinary industry is […]

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15 Most Incredible Foods from Around the World

15 Most Incredible Foods from Around the World

  15 Most Incredible Foods from Around the World   Deep-Fried Tarantula Watch Video Could you eat deep fried tarantula, live maggot cheese and alligator cheesecake? How much do you truly want to know about the favourite foods of your fellow humans? From cheese brimming with maggots and deep-fried tarantulas, to puffin heart and snake […]

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Invitation from The Master Chefs of Great Britain

Invitation from The Master Chefs of Great Britain

Afternoon All,    Invitation from The Master Chefs of Great Britain    It is with Great pleasure to inform you of this fantastic opportunity for young Budding Pastry Chefs and Young Chefs to be involved .   Fantastic judges such as Sarah Hartnett, Alan Whatley, Bill Bryce and  John McGeever- for more information please click on […]

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