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  3. 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 private chef rather than working in restaurants. Click below to read the full article: The day I... made lunch for Captain Kirk: Nichola Pearce, 46, chef, Edinburgh - Sunday Post WWW.SUNDAYPOST.COM 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...
  4. 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 - Edinburgh Evening News WWW.EDINBURGHNEWS.SCOTSMAN.COM 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.
  5. 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 from scratch.
  6. 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 stage. Click below to read the full article: Celebrity chef Glynn Purnell: 'Why I chose Coventry over London' - CoventryLive WWW.COVENTRYTELEGRAPH.NET The Michelin-starred chef has revealed he chose Coventry over London to open his first restaurant outside Birmingham
  7. 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 & confit leek and cherry magnum with white chocolate & yuzu. Click below to read the full article: Chefs Louisa Ellis and Eddie Kilty Collaborate for 10-course Pop Up in Liverpool - The Guide Liverpool WWW.THEGUIDELIVERPOOL.COM Liverpool based chef Eddie Kilty has announced an collaborative dining event with former MasterChef The Professional’s finalist at at 17 Love Lane, Liverpool on Saturday 15 June. The 10-Course Tasting Menu...
  8. 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. Click below to read the full article: Edinburgh's Ondine to collaborate with world-renowned chefs to celebrate 10th birthday - Edinburgh Evening News WWW.EDINBURGHNEWS.SCOTSMAN.COM Award-winning seafood restaurant Ondine is set to welcome two world-renowned chefs to help mark its 10 year anniversary.
  9. Eight in 10 chefs have reported experiencing poor mental health during their careers and almost half (48%) believe not enough is being done to support their mental wellbeing in the workplace. That is according to a recent survey of 102 UK chefs by Nestlé Professional’s Chef range, which has released a report, At Boiling Point: Addressing mental wellbeing in professional kitchens, exploring mental health in kitchens and what can be done to reduce stress. Click below to read the full article: {{metaTags.other['twitter:title']}} WWW.THECATERER.COM {{metaTags.other['twitter:description']}}
  10. Food giant Nestle and major supermarkets Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose will pledge to help halve food waste by 2030, ministers have announced. Major players from food retail and hospitality as well as chefs and “social media influencers” will join forces at an event today to take action to end the “scandal” of food waste. Click below to read the full article: War on waste: Food giants sign up to waste pledge - The Scotsman WWW.SCOTSMAN.COM Food giant Nestle and major supermarkets Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose will pledge to help halve food waste by 2030, ministers have announced.
  11. The Big Feastival, billed as the UK’s biggest family festival, has announced its final line-up of ahead the August Bank Holiday weekend extravaganza at Alex James’ farm. New music acts just announced include the likes of Jack Savoretti, Dodgy and iconic hip-hop DJ pioneer Grandmaster Flash “who have been added to the star-studded line-up headed by Jess Glynne, Elbow, Rudimental, and firm favourites, The Zutons, among others”. Click below to read the full article: Final line-up for The Big Feastival is announced WWW.HEREFORDTIMES.COM THE Big Feastival, billed as the UK’s biggest family festival, has announced its final line-up of ahead the August Bank Holiday weekend…
  12. Adande® has supplied refrigerated drawer units to the Wild ink restaurant and bar at the newly developed Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s West Side, New York City. The 5,800 sq ft restaurant and bar, which was opened on 15 March 2019, is located on the fifth floor of 30 Hudson Yards which, at 1,296 feet, is the second tallest building in New York. Hudson Yards is the largest private real estate development in US history and, upon completion, will be home to over 4,000 residences, office accommodation, iconic retail outlets, premier hospitality venues and over 750 acres of open space. Wild ink is owned and operated by London based rhubarb, a provider of luxury culinary events at a variety of iconic arts, sporting and transport hub venues, as well as at a rapidly growing number of proprietary restaurants in and around London. Wild ink is rhubarb’s first venture outside of the UK, but the company will be opening a second hospitality destination at Hudson Yards, later this year. Click below to read the full article: Adande reaches new heights at Wild ink restaurant, New York - Hospitality & Catering News WWW.HOSPITALITYANDCATERINGNEWS.COM Adande® has supplied refrigerated drawer units to the Wild ink restaurant and bar at the newly developed Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s West Side, New York City. The 5,800 sq ft restaurant and...
  13. Simon Oakley has joined Firmdale’s Ham Yard hotel in London as executive head chef, replacing Nick Kimber. Kimber has joined the Apartment Group in Newcastle as group executive chef. Oakley was previously a freelance chef consultant, working on menu concepts and recipe development. His prior roles include group executive head chef across Mark Sargeant’s group of restaurants and head chef at Hix Mayfair at Brown’s hotel in London. Click below to read the full article: {{metaTags.other['twitter:title']}} THECATERER.COM {{metaTags.other['twitter:description']}}
  14. Scotland's first female exec head chef chats to us before the launch of her menu at the new Blythswood Square Hotel restaurant Famously a male-dominated industry with a perceived aggressive environment (think Gordon Ramsay), working in a restaurant kitchen hasn’t been the most appealing career choice for many women over recent years, with only a few notable exceptions. So the news that one of Glasgow’s luxury five-star hotels has employed the first female executive chef in the role in Scotland has been met with varying degrees of celebration – and disbelief that it hasn’t happened sooner. Click below to read the full article: Scotland's first female executive head chef: Gillian Matthews on going from waitress to leading the kitchen at The Blythswood's Bo & Birdy FOODANDDRINK.SCOTSMAN.COM Ahead of Bo & Birdy's opening on 15 May, we chat to Gillian Matthews about about being Scotland's first female exec head chef in a five-star hotel.
  15. Celebrated Valencian chef and author of rice “treaty”, Arroces Contemporáneos, Quique Dacosta have confirmed that he will open his first restaurant outside of his native Spain — Arroz QD — on Eastcastle Street in London’s Fitzrovia, on 7 June this year. Described as a “collaborative project” it will “showcase Quique’s unique style of cooking while highlighting his passion for rice as well as premium, local and seasonal ingredients.” The restaurant will have paella at its core and Dacosta wants to fine-diningify the dishes of Spain’s east coast for an international audience. Click below to read the full article: Paella With Michelin-Starred Pedigree Is Coming to London This Summer LONDON.EATER.COM Chef Quique Dacosta Arroz QD will open a paella-focused restaurant in Fitrovia in June
  16. An incredible line-up of celebrity chefs has been announced for Pub in the Park 2019. The festival, hosted by Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge, will celebrate the very best food the country has to offer, combined with great live music, chef demonstrations and top quality shopping. Among those set to provide the soundtrack to the weekend are Razorlight, Tom Odell and Scouting for Girls. And now, festival organisers have announced which chefs will be cooking up a storm during the weekend with demos, book signings, Q&As and more. Click below to read the full article: Casumo Top Wheel CAMPAIGNS.CASUMO.COM
  17. An award-winning Edinburgh chef has turned his back on a revolutionary cooking technique seen on the likes of popular BBC show Masterchef in a bid to cut his impact on the environment. French-Swiss chef Jérôme Henry, who trained with culinary legend Anton Mosimann, has outlawed the sous vide method, which involves vacuum-packing meat in zip-lock plastic bags and cooking it slowly in a temperature-controlled water bath. Click below to read the full article: The eco-friendly Edinburgh restaurant where plastic’s off the menu - The Scotsman WWW.SCOTSMAN.COM An award-winning Edinburgh chef has turned his back on a revolutionary cooking technique seen on the likes of popular BBC show Masterchef in a bid to cut his impact on the environment.
  18. Shropshire’s first ever ‘free-from’ festival will next week open its gates to thousands of visitors from across the Midlands and beyond. Specialising in raising lifestyle awareness, Festival is the first event of its kind in the region and will take place on Saturday, May 18, at the Greenhouse West Midlands Showground from 10 am. Free-from chefs will be taking to the cookery theatre stage to cook up a variety of dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan and low-carb delights, while the lecture theatre will see visitors learn about raw chocolate, vegan wine, lowering sugar intake, reducing plastic, combating allergies and more. Click below to read the full article: Curtain set to rise on Shropshire’s first ‘free-from’ festival WWW.SHROPSHIRESTAR.COM Shropshire’s first ever ‘free-from’ festival will next week open its gates to thousands of visitors from across the Midlands and beyond.
  19. Gordon Ramsay is opening a new restaurant in London called Lucky Cat. Gordon Ramsay is also the host of a new TV show with National Geographic called Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted, in which he goes to never-before-discovered-or-seen countries to cook never-before-seen-or-cooked-food. That would, of course, be the definition of ‘uncharted,’ the fragile poetic license of which pales in comparison to the fact that he is actually visiting countries that all have centuries or millennia of cooking tradition behind them, none of which are uncharted. Click below to read the full article: Gordon Ramsay’s New TV Show Looks Kind of Wild LONDON.EATER.COM Is Peru really ‘uncharted’?
  20. Hilton has been announced as the third best place to work in the UK in the new “super large” category of research and consulting firm Great Place to Work. This list which recognises companies that have exceptional workplace cultures has also named Hilton as the highest ranking hospitality company. As a company, Hilton is proud to support its Team Members in developing their full potential in both managing their careers and developing new skills. Click below to read the full article: Hilton now officially the best place to work in hospitality - Hospitality & Catering News WWW.HOSPITALITYANDCATERINGNEWS.COM Hilton has been announced as the third best place to work in the UK in the new “super large” category of research and consulting firm Great Place to Work. This list which recognises companies that have...
  21. Media and entertainment company Time Out Group announced on Thursday that Time Out Market Miami was opening to the public, with a culinary lineup featuring some of the city's best chefs. The AIM-traded firm said the market, located just off Lincoln Road at 1601 Drexel Avenue, would bring “the best of the city” under one roof, based on its own editorial curation. Spreading over 18,000 square feet, it said there would be 18 eateries, a demonstration kitchen, three bars and space to showcase local culture. “The first Time Out Market opened in 2014 in Lisbon as the world's first food and cultural market,” the Time Out board said in its statement. Click below to read the full article: Time Out opens newest market at Miami's South Beach | Sharecast.com WWW.SHARECAST.COM Media and entertainment company Time Out Group announced on Thursday that Time Out Market Miami was opening to the public, with a culinary lineup featuring some of the city's best chefs.
  22. Coventry Food and Drink Festival is back for 2019 - and it's going to be HUGE. The event, organised by Coventry BID, is going to be three times bigger than last year with more tasty traders than ever before. There'll be plenty of food to try, buy or take home, as well as live cookery demonstrations, live music, entertainment and a kids cookery school. Top celebrity chefs will also be making an appearance over the weekend. Click below to read the full article: Coventry Food Festival 2019 - full list of traders and everything else you need to know - CoventryLive WWW.COVENTRYTELEGRAPH.NET Top celebrity chefs will be making an appearance over the weekend
  23. The tight integration of self-ordering kiosks, tableside tablets and EPOS systems with Kitchen Display Systems (KDS) can keep orders running smoothly and correctly — so long as restaurant owners strike the right balance between human staff and key technologies, writes Jurgen Ketel at Givex. New technologies are becoming much more intuitive and easier to use, and this means less time and money needs to be spent on staff training. For example, an advanced kitchen display system can tell chefs exactly what to do and when to do it. A KDS helps, to an extent, to automate the cooking process, which speeds up orders and gets food out faster. Click below to read the full article: https://www.foodserviceequipmentjournal.com/opinion-strike-the-right-balance-between-staff-and-tech-for-consistency-in-the-kitchen/
  24. Chef Anna Haugh will open the doors to her first solo restaurant, Myrtle, in London’s Chelsea tomorrow (9 May). Haugh, who has worked as head chef of Gordon Ramsay’s London House in Battersea, south London as well as with Phil Howard at the Square and Shane Osborne at Pied a Terre, will serve modern European dishes with an Irish influence, with some ingredients sourced from the emerald isle. Click below to read the full article: {{metaTags.other['twitter:title']}} WWW.THECATERER.COM {{metaTags.other['twitter:description']}}
  25. A new pizzeria is set to open on Bennett’s Hill, the former site of Spanish restaurant Amantia. Neapolitan restaurant Rudy’s Pizza is opening at the site, having first launched in Ancoats in Manchester in 2015. It will create 30 jobs in total. The new Birmingham site will be Rudy’s fourth and it will have an 85-cover restaurant for walk-ins only. It will have handmade wood-fired ovens shipped from Naples, and Rudy’s chefs use traditional flour and San Marzano tomatoes from the fields next to Mount Vesuvius, though the restaurant owners say they will also use locally sourced ingredients. Click below to read the full article: ‘Top 10’ Neapolitan pizzeria moves into Birmingham | TheBusinessDesk.com WWW.THEBUSINESSDESK.COM Former site of Spanish restaurant Amantia which closed its doors last week
  26. What: Pophams Bakery In a nutshell: Insta-friendly bakery expands to Hackney Summing it all up: Expect all the carbs at Pophams Bakery's new Richmond Road space - with the open kitchen turning out viennoiserie by day and pasta by night. The low-down Their pastries have been a freaking massive hit with London foodies - is there anyone out there who hasn't tried (or seen a picture) of their maple bacon croissant? - and now Pophams Bakery is expanding. The Islington artisan bakery has just announced that they'll be opening a second place over by London Fields (taking over the old Rawduck space). Sitting right next to Patty & Bun on Richmond Road the new place will be all about the theatre of baking. They're planning an open kitchen along with a chef's table where you can see just how the pastries are made and there'll be room for 45 pastry-loving Londoners to sit inside. Click below to read the full article: Pophams Bakery are bringing patisserie and pasta to Hackney's Richmond Road WWW.HOT-DINNERS.COM Expect all the carbs at Pophams Bakery's new Richmond Road space - with the open kitchen turning out viennoiserie by day and pasta by night.
  27. LOS ANGELES (AP) — A famous South American chef says he was stopped as he brought 40 piranhas in a duffel bag through Los Angeles International Airport. Virgilio Martinez, chef-owner of Central restaurant in Peru, tells the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday that he hoped to serve the predatory, sharp-toothed fish during an LA food festival. Martinez was featured in the third season of the Netflix show "Chef's Table." He says customs agents pulled him into an interrogation room last week when they found the cache of frozen, vacuum-sealed piranhas. Click below to read the full article: Chef stopped at Los Angeles airport with 40 frozen piranhas UK.NEWS.YAHOO.COM LOS ANGELES (AP) — A famous South American chef says he was stopped as he brought 40 piranhas in a duffel bag through Los Angeles International Airport.
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