Some of you may have read the recent comments by serial restauranteur Jeremy King with regard to Brexit. I could be really brief in this post, and pose the reply of: 2 words Mr King; the second one is off, chose any prefix you like. But I won’t, it deserves a proper reply. There are…Read more Jeremy King–The reply
Currently doing the rounds on social media is a rehash of a post called: AA Rosettes❀ Vs. Michelin Stars*- The Big Difference It was written in 2016 by a commis chef called Frank Davie. He had minimal experience then, and doesn't have much more now. Yet, this doesn't seem to stop an apparent influencer using…Read more Michelin vs AA vs Good Food Guide
Unless you've been living under a rock, or just don't do social media, you may have noticed an article doing the rounds. The piece in question is: "Chef crisis: top restaurants struggle to find reliable chefs" by food writer Felicity Spector. Why this particular article has re-surfaced two years after publication is a mystery, but…Read more What’s the missing piece of the puzzle? #ChefShortage
“Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.” So Mark Twain said. Late last week it came to my attention that a Scottish Trades Union Congress-supported group called Better Than Zero, had targeted a chef & restaurant whom I'm proud to call a friend. Mark Greenaway runs his eponymous in central…Read more Bullying & persecution
For a while now I’ve been talking to John Silvert (Silvert Service) about a level of ethics which is clearly missing from a number of Chef Recruiters. Yes, I know the chefs amongst you will find it hard to believe, that essentially competitors will actually talk to one another, but it happens, particularly if there…Read more Ethics
This is according to The Independent newspaper (website, as print is so out of favour with millennials). The article, published in mid April, goes on to demonstrate the behaviour patterns of the 18-35 age bracket. Some of which are, quite frankly is a little disturbing. Where as years ago, the go to source for a…Read more Apparently Instagram has transformed the restaurant industry for ‘Generation Snowflake’…..
With the atrocity in London this week, it tends to put everything into perspective. From everybody connected with Chef Associates, we wish everybody harmed in the incident our best wishes. During the course of this week Generation Snowflake helped us make a decision about our business model. We will no longer be dealing with Chef…Read more A week in review