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A cure for chef stress? We hope so. And why? Read on

  We have possibly, a cure for chef stress. Off the Hotplate is here now. And why do we need it so badly? Stress is a part of modern living. We live in a fast paced world. And everyone has their challenges both at work and home.  So a degree of stress exists with almost…

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Chef stress and why chefs need help now. Off the Hotplate is here.

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.  If you’re not from the industry, or you’ve had…

The Sunday Roast: Burnout

The restaurant world is big. International. Even in Hobart, new venues open every week. What’s the result? Burnout. And the bar has never been higher. In Australia, if not the world, there’s a chronic shortage of chefs, cooks, floor staff. Too many venues. Not enough staff. What can we do? If anything?  There’s one word…