Celebrity chefs and authors Jose Andres and Eric Ripert are calling on chefs the world over to make June 25th International Anthony Bourdain day.[Read more…]
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…]
TOPCHEFS Recruitment makes the LinkedIn TOP 25 Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agency list
This award – LinkedIn Top 25 – is down to our engagement with our LinkedIn community, and more importantly, their engagement with us. That’s why we would like to [Read more…]
A takeaway owner has been jailed for pouring a pot of scalding water over one of his chefs. This chef suffered horrific burns on the night and was forced to work through the pain barrier.
Heston Blumenthal Creates Million Dollar Sandwich
Heston Blumenthal has created the most expensive sandwich in the history of, well, sandwich making. We’re talking about a total development cost running into millions of pounds, including fuel.
The bacon sandwich is among a number of dishes, seven to be precise, which he created for Major Tim Peake (Major Peake is the UK’s first European Space Agency astronaut) to bring along to the International Space Station.
In an interview with the Radio Times Blumenthal said he was “incredulous that after all the billions of pounds invested in space travel, this rocket is taking cans of my food into space!”
The very sad news of the passing Roger Vergé has just reached us. He was 85 years old and passed away on Friday 6th June 2015.
Vergé was known as one of France’s greatest chefs, especially for his updating of Classic French Mediterranean Cooking which became known as Cuisine of the Sun.
Vergé was born in Commentry (Allier) in 1930, and gets his first taste of serious cuisine with his aunt Celestine. He then commenced working in his hometown at Alexis Chanier at Le Bourbonnais.
He then worked in larger establishments, La Tour d’Argent, and at the Plaza Athénée in Paris. Then he joined Le Club de Cavalière, Var, a restaurant with two Michelin stars. He also gained culinary experience even further afield in Morocco, Algeria and Kenya.
A restaurateur/chef in Glasgow (that’s in Scotland) has attracted lots of attention by posting a Chef Job Ad that holds absolutely nothing back. He held so little back that the site hosting the Chef Job Ad [note link goes to our job board, we have to get a plug in for ourselves somewhere along the way too – the link to the actual chef job advert in context is provided toward the bottom of the article] has forced him to censor the ad.
Even censored though, the ad is eye wateringly honest. No chef turning up for an interview at this place could ever say he hadn’t be warned, and well warned, in advance about the, ahem, job challenges which lay ahead. Keep reading Chefs because the juicy details are coming. Anyway the job ad was for a Sous Chef and no amount of meta commentary by me can ever do justice to the advert itself, which we’ll be getting to very soon, that’s a promise.