News of restaurants, hospitality and travel in Tasmania and beyond… Yes, we're merging Hotplate into Just the Sizzle.
We have grown, and are morphing Just the Sizzle into a big, supportive industry site, with an exciting new product coming up that will revolutionise the dining and restaurant experience.
- High performance,
- Better bottom line, and
- Happy, settled staff when you create the best team.
Our content is easy, inspiring, and dramatically makes a difference. We talk to the best in the business, and distill their wisdom.
"The entire process has been groundbreaking and revelatory. Thank you both so much." Michelle Brennan, former COO of award winning RTO, Industry Link.
What is our all new Just the Sizzle?
Just the Sizzle is an industry 'bible' where we interview who's who in the zoo, the big and small players, all of whom have years of experience and wisdom to share. Join us and get the best and most innovative solutions to the myriad of problems in the business.
You'll never need another resource. And if you have something to share, tell us! We're always happy to interview and share your secret sauce.
Ask us - we can make a difference for you, your business, your workplace.
Christine’s brilliant memoir Theatre of War is available now!
A rollicking trip through 9 restaurants and the Chefs, thieves and rogues she duelled with daily… Buckle up, it’s a rough ride. “Laugh out loud! A terrific read!”
WHY OFF THE HOTPLATE?
"I had 10 successful restaurants as owner/chef and 25 years in blasting hot kitchens. Burn out became a boomerang and I fell out of love with cooking, and the industry.
Then I started seeing the suicide rate, the burn out rate, the collateral damage of high pressure on families and society as a whole and decided we needed a solution. Mental health and emotional intelligence need more than just talk lines or questions with no answers. People need real solutions - teaching people those emotional management skills that are tragically missing in everyone's education.
Just the Sizzle was born, and I was reborn with a drive to bring this to an industry and people who deserve better. And working in other industries since, I saw they could all benefit from this. After all, it's about people. Simple." ~ Christine Matheson Green - for more on Christine on Linked In click here:
INSPIRATION FROM THE BEST
Chef talk: Terry Barrett, a man for all seasons
What prompts a chef to do full circle? From wanting to put everything on a plate, to going back to basics, and keeping it simple. At Home Hill Winery, where Terry Barrett cooks as we look out at cows and vineyards in a glorious southern Tasmanian rural setting, it was just that, that pushed him…
Keynote speaker: looking back on a big life and business lessons
It’s always a thrill to be invited as a keynote speaker, and for me, that invitation from the Women’s Network of Australia was no exception. Janelle Bostock, the CEO, wanted me up in Brisbane to address their boardroom lunch in November, 2018, and this is what I talked about. Some life on the tools, some…
Chef stress and burn out: solutions
Chef stress and burnout? Here’s an article by Rachael Smith, who writes for the Restaurant and Caterers’ Association Magazine. Rachael interviewed me last year, and led the piece with my concerns for the industry and why I was setting up the Hotplate website. Hope you enjoy. A good article that nails a lot of…
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