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  1. 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...
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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...
  6. 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.
  7. 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']}}
  8. 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.
  9. 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…
  10. 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...
  11. 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']}}
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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.
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