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Chef talk: Jeff Lewis – chef trainer

Jeff Lewis has had a huge chef’s life, been smacked and abused, but not put in a tumble dryer as one young apprentice was recently in France. Now, a chef trainer, Jeff devotes his life and experience to teaching the young wannabe’s and making sure they’ve got the skills to back the paper qualification. He’s also…

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The abusive boss: the upside to those dark clouds

The Upside to Being Screamed at, All the Time, for Everything Life’s a learning curve, right? Then why does it take so long for us to learn some lessons? An abusive boss can be hell on earth, particularly if you’re young, wanting to please, and terrified of rocking the boat. Quit? Hell, where would I…

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15 Reasons Laura quit: Chef stress and solutions

The latest big name chef suicides are just the tip of the iceberg. Here it is, straight from the hip. And if you can’t handle the word f***k, read no further. Laura lays it out. And I will not edit it. They’re her words. Chef stress solutions – her take.  If you’re not from the…