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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!” 


"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: 

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“Teamwork makes the dream work, but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team.” – John C. Maxwell

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Interactive, workplace climate-shaping consultancy - contact us now.

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?


Chef talk: John McFadden – from kitchen heat to kitchen supply – a perfect leap

Chef John McFadden has leapt from working kitchens to supplier mode. Deftly, as he moves about the industry, he leaves a legacy behind him of leadership and kindness. As with all top chefs, his life has been illuminated by hard work and attention to detail. Now, older and wiser, he’s looking for better balance. He…

Is there Michelin relevance now or not?

Is there still Michelin relevance? Or is the cost just too high? A while back, I toyed with the idea of setting up a completely new system of restaurant ratings, based on the chefs. Michelin relevance had hit rough waters with accusations of corruption, irregularities, and a growing irrelevance in the post modern digital age.…

Manage like a boss: 8 words that turn you into a recruitment genius

Recruitment genius? We’ve found it! Hi to all who love what we’re doing at Off the Hotplate, and even to those who are just mildly curious. It’s a fresh initiative aimed at helping culinary people be better, have better lives, in a better industry. Apart from our awesome courses that deliver those much needed emotional…


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