Winning a Michelin star is nice! Winning a Nobel Peace Prize is something else and José Andrés looks poised to become the first chef to win one. Andrés has just been nominated by politician John Delaney (D-Md.) who confirmed the nomination to the Washington Post.
Surely there can be few ventures to induce both anxiety and fear to the extent of a new restaurant opening. Clare Smyth is more than one of Britain’s greatest chefs, having helmed restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Michelin Three Star, for so many years she can justifiably claim to be one of the world’s greatest chefs. You would think, that this would buy Clare Smyth some breathing space from restaurant critics? Well, as you’re about to find out, when you watch this video, nothing could be further from the truth. [Read more…]
Health Promotion At DIT
Triona Keane is my name and I am currently working as Health Promotion Officer for DIT. One of my roles, amongst others, is to encourage college students to make healthy food choices. To be enabled to do this, I passionately believe that students need to be taught how to cook and vary their food choices. For many students, university is their first experience of living away from home and they either don’t know how to cook or they have a limited selection in their food repertoire.
Keeping Chef Recruitment Costs low isn’t a “thing” it’s a strategy, a set of tactics, and most of all a state of mind. Some catering and hospitality businesses do this very well, and for others it is a constant struggle. The more noteworthy or outstanding your business, the less you are likely to struggle with Chef recruitment.
Yet even noteworthy kitchens, and restaurants, are finding that the going is becoming tougher over time. Being noteworthy or highly praised as a destination dining business, while helpful, isn’t a passport to the land of the chef abundance. But chef abundance doesn’t begin and end with chef recruitment, the most important component is chef retention.
We’ve been working hard to provide chefs with free and, more importantly, user friendly Chef CV, Resume resources recently. Those CV resources, tips, advice, CV-Resume Schema and CV Template downloads, are elaborated upon in a few of our more recent blog posts. Two things made us aware of the need for better Chef CV, Resume resources:
- We often receive very bad, in some cases quite damaging, CV’s from really excellent chefs
- We get a lot of requests from chefs for help with CV’s
We’ve written at length about Chef’s CV-Resume design and we’ve even gone so far as to draft a Chef’s CV-Resume Design Tips Page. If you haven’t already read those pieces we recommend you hit both those links before reading any further. What we’ve realized is that, beyond more Chef CV-Resume drafting advice, many of you would like something more tangible by way of Chef CV and Resume resources. Well, now you got it!