Making teams work: Get Off the HOTPLATE. Your Team Building, People Management and Stress Management Resource
What is Off the Hotplate?
We deliver emotional, stress and people management. Learn from the best, access your Off the Hotplate toolbox and remember we are here to help.
For the culinary industry, Off the Hotplate is a new approach. We give you the skills, knowledge and ability to survive the furnace, and thrive.
And we're already making a difference! We cut the drop out rate of apprentices to Zero at an award-winning RTO. Watch this space...
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.
Off the Hotplate 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:
These methods work. So what's stopping you?
What are you waiting for? Jump in and just do it!
Life is great when you know how.
Why not access our courses with practical exercises that give you the skills to survive the furnace?
INSPIRATION FROM THE BEST
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…
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…
Easing the pressure Rachael Smith, in writing for Restaurant and Caterers’ Association Magazine, shines the spotlight on Off the Hotplate, and why it’s so needed in the industry today. Rachel interviewed me and others about pressure, our whys and wheres, and comes to the conclusion that yes, the industry needs to change. Now. Here’s her…
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