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    Unichef is the UK’s National Union for chefs. We are Britains very first Community Union and we are dedicated to protecting the rights of chefs, whilst working together with the wider community in order to make our industry a better and safer environment for all.

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    • Great chefs wanted for La Belle Assiette
      Fantastic wages, constant praise, your own menus and an incredible team to support you, what more could any chef want?

      Yet the dream of many chefs awaits anyone who works for Europe’s premier Fine Dining website.

      La Belle Assiette’s phenomenal rise to the top is founded on the simples principals of making sure everyone involved for each event has an amazing time..and that includes the chef!

      LBA ( as it's known to all ) takes enormous pride in the success of their chefs and will do anything that is needed to secure the success of your client’s special night.

      Each chef decides their own menu and costings based on LBA’s price ranges. You get to decide how much you want to work by using your own unique calendar portal, you even get to decide what area’s you want to cover and you can decide on the maximum number of guest you wish to cook for. Examples below:


      On the evening of the event, you are the star performer, raising your game to secure the highest of accolades from your guests ( and some great tips also ! ) and hopefully that all-important rave review, which is the crowning glory of a job well done.

      Being an LBA chef is the ultimate in designer cookery. Total freedom in what you cook and how you work, and an amazing team to support you all the way, the only rule is just making sure your guests have a truly wonderful night to remember.

      Why not click into the link and call La Belle Assiette today, you won’t be sorry, I promise… bon appetite

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    • Chefstress - identifying the causes
      Chefstress, identifying the causes. With some of the hottest temperatures on record now hitting our kitchens, it’s time to evaluate and quantify to very causes of what is now acknowledged as “heat stress” which in turn leads to the workplace stress known as Chefstress. So, what exactly are “heatstress” and “chefstress” and how do they affect chefs in modern working kitchens.
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    • Self Employment, the myths and facts
      Self Employment, the myths and facts. The growth is Self Employed Chefs in recent years shows us that many chefs seek the freedom and independence that this form of employment offers, but what are the myths and facts and is it really a bed of roses? Having been Self Employed for 35years I’m better qualified than most to explain the good and the bad to anyone thinking of taking the plunge into the unknown.
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    • FSA the questions you asked
      FSA the questions you asked. Earlier this year we asked the FSA a list of questions compiled from Our FB forum, It was quite a debate with some surprising answers and many chefs wanting further advice and info. It also gave us a great insight into how the FSA works and a chance to form a lasting relationship with them. Here are the questions and answers in their entirety.
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  • The day I… made lunch for Captain Kirk: Nichola Pearce, 46, chef, Edinburgh

    Coming from a foodie family, I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a chef. Dad loves his seafood. Quite often we’d have crabs in the kitchen sink of a Saturday morning, waiting to be rustled up into a fabulous, tasty dish. My mum was a professional cook and watching her in the kitchen was a real inspiration. After leaving school in the fifth year, I signed up for Tante Marie Culinary Academy in Woking where mum trained. When I finished my diploma, I decided to become a priva

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    Andrew Fairlie to be honoured at special dinner

    The life of Scotland's greatest chef Andrew Fairlie will be celebrated at a special dinner in his honour as part of Mhor Festival on May 24. Andrew Fairlie played a key role in the annual Friday Night Feast at the three-day Mhor Festival near Balquhidder, Perthshire, for several years. This year it will be held in memory of the 2 Michelin starred chef who passed away in January. Click below to read the full article: Andrew Fairlie to be honoured at special dinner -

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    A taste of success for the best in Edinburgh

    He took the plunge into the perilous boiling waters of opening a restaurant from scratch. And just a year later, Scott Smith has received the accolade of the best restaurant in the Capital at the annual Edinburgh Restaurant Awards. Click below to read the full article: A taste of success for the best in Edinburgh - Edinburgh Evening News WWW.EDINBURGHNEWS.SCOTSMAN.COM He took the plunge into the perilous boiling waters of opening a restaurant

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    Celebrity chef Glynn Purnell: 'Why I chose Coventry over London'

    Michelin-starred chef Glynn Purnell has revealed he chose Coventry over London to open his first restaurant outside Birmingham. The celebrity chef who is known as ‘the Yummy Brummie’ and who is now a regular host of the BBC’s Saturday Kitchen show, spoke to Coventry live during the Coventry Food & Drink Festival. He was one of the guest chefs at the event, cooking-up one of his most famous dishes in the shape of the Great British Menu-winning monkfish massala on the demonstration s

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    CHEFS LOUISA ELLIS AND EDDIE KILTY COLLABORATE FOR 10-COURSE POP UP IN LIVERPOOL

    Liverpool based chef Eddie Kilty has announced a collaborative dining event with former MasterChef The Professional’s finalist at 17 Love Lane, Liverpool on Saturday 15 June. The 10-Course Tasting Menu extravaganza will see Eddie and Louisa create a combined menu comprising five courses from each chef. The mouthwatering menu includes chicken taco with chilli & mango chutney, duck ham with English asparagus, egg yolk puree & mushroom, poached pollock with chicken skin & conf

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    Edinburgh's Ondine to collaborate with world-renowned chefs to celebrate 10th birthday

    Award-winning seafood restaurant Ondine is set to welcome two world-renowned chefs to help mark its 10 year anniversary. Shaun Searley and two-Michelin star chef James Knappett will collaborate with the restaurant on a special Sunday lunch on the 30th of June. Located on George IV Bridge, Ondine is an award-winning seafood restaurant in the heart of Edinburgh and to mark its 10th anniversary, will be welcoming guest chefs throughout the year, which started with Tom Brown in March.

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