Posts Tagged ‘apprentice chef advice’

Success for Off the Hotplate’s Happy Workplace Course.

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Our Happy Workplace Course made a difference! The results are in: Industry Link (Tasmania’s top award winning Registered Training Organisation) commissioned our course for their latest intake of hospitality trainees and what happened? For the first time ever, they had not one drop out from the course. The secret? Our course, delivered by Graham Gourlay…

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Chef talk: After Lûmé, Shaun Quade lights up L.A.

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It takes guts and faith to launch a new venture in a foreign country, a new market. Shaun Quade, his name now intimately tied to Lûmé, a leader in the Australian restaurant firmament, has both, in spades. When a lot of chefs would be settling in for an easier long haul, established and ticking along,…

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Chef talk: Graeham Henderson – pirate chefs need to rethink

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Graeham Henderson is smack bang in the middle of a big career. So in his interview, we looked both backwards and forwards. It’s an exciting time for him with big challenges, but if anyone is up to it, it’s Graeham. And he absolutely nails the issues the industry is facing, and the why. Beautifully. So…

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Chef talk: Jeff Lewis – chef trainer

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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

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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

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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…

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Chef talk: Glenn Flood, Jamie Oliver and Masterchef

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Glenn Flood is truly Australia’s chef for all seasons – having worked in five star hotels, Michelin starred restaurants, corporate catering and then beside the greats on television with Jamie Oliver, Heston, Marco, René Redzepi, Masterchefs including Gary Mehigan and Thomas Keller, among others….. The list is long, and Glenn will tell you he’s only…

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Chef talk: Henry Anderson, on board with marine catering

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Henry Anderson has what seemed to me an unusual job –  marine catering. I was interested – exactly what is marine catering? He consults on big ships, bringing their kitchens (i.e. galleys) into shape and training their staff to deliver amazing quality food to ship’s officers and crew on time, and on budget, in line…

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Chef talk: Christian Heidenreich, a chef with ‘no regrets’

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A good chef can travel the world and always work, always contribute, and that’s the core driver for Christian Heidenreich, whose home in Austria was a springboard to the world. Christian considers himself still a chef today, and he will always be a chef, even though it’s been 8 years since he dug deep in…

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