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…]
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 Greatest Chef Of All Time, who is it? There’s no scientific method to finding out and most polls on the subject heavily skew towards who’s in fashion right now.
You’d expect better from us, I hope, so we’ve assembled 24 of the greatest chefs from times present and times past.
All we ask of you is that you think carefully before making your final selection. If we’ve overlooked a great chef who is the best in your opinion then please choose the next best chef from those we have listed. [Read more…]
If there is such a place as Chef Jobs hell (aside from the one I inhabit) then there’s a special place reserved there for a certain Sir Chirr Rouchael. To western ears, especially those of us born and raised in the Anglosphere, that might sound like an unlikely name to choose when cooking up a catering & hospitality recruitment scam. You’d assume, wouldn’t you, that any recruitment scammer or shakedown merchant wouldn’t want you to pause, for long enough, while reading his “job pitch” to wonder to yourself about the peculiarities of their fictional name.
Another year, another media story about Chef Shortages in Ireland, this time on our screens, and the longer it goes on the worse it’s likely to become. We’ve been here before, almost a year ago to the day we covered an Irish Times piece on the same problem and later on we revisited the issue with a particular focus on the Chef De Parties. This chef shortage is biting harder and deeper as time passes. While the recession has brought a welcome uptick in the numbers of young people interested in pursuing a career as a chef the training sector just hasn’t anything close to the number of college places available to meet the demand.
Here’s a video of the RTE Six One piece for your viewing pleasure: [Read more…]