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1. Why did you decide to become a chef? I was attracted to kitchen life. It’s a hard-working place that’s challenging both physically and emotionally.
The warmth of summer may linger over the next few months, encouraging us to enjoy the outdoor dining while we still can and there’s still plenty of tropical flavours still in season.
Make the most of the opportunity by catering to everyone no matter what they’re age with these … five ideas:
The direct cost of each dish … Simply put this is the cost of all the ingredients that go into each dish.
Ditch old school training … While it might have been how you were trained, the traditional approach where an angry chef shouts at overworked junior staff is outdated.
You can still smoke in the kitchen with new techniques, flavoursome rubs and a little imagination. Here are four things to know when smoking.
Easter is the perfect time to indulge in chocolate and if you’re going to cook with chocolate then do it with the best. Here are five of the finest quality chocolates available now.
Plus, as customers become more ethically minded, many are now choosing to spend at venues that are operating in a more sustainable way.
Everyone loves a share plate but they’ve long been the domain of red meat and vegetables. With seacuterie now on the rise, seafood is now being pickled, smoked and preserved, ready for share plates.
Seafood is the food of choice for Easter so this year why not try something different and serve oysters with a twist from the past.
1. Why did you decide to become a chef? From an early age, I cooked with my mother and we’d eat out a lot as a family and experience different foods.
Keep your cool … If you’re hosting functions inside, controlling the temperature in the dining room and the kitchen is critical.
Awareness can help … Simply allowing yourself to talk about how you’re feeling can make a difference.
Some restaurants are taking the head to tail trend to the extreme, and Noma, the two-Michelin star restaurant in Copenhagen, is leading the way.
The what's in season guide for the summer season … The warmth of summer brings out our love for freshness and outdoor dining.
It’s not often that you see goose on a menu, especially not at Christmas time in Australia.