Archive for April, 2012


Less than 100 days to the Olympics!

Yesterday marked the 100 day countdown to the Olympics and it looks like being a fantastic year for hospitality businesses. With the Queens Jubilee also looking like being a crowd puller – are you ready for a busy summer? The demand for temporary waiting staff and chefs is unlikely to ever be higher. What do you think? Are you looking forward to the Olympics?


Kitchen Temperatures

Now that summer looks like it’s finally on the way, it reminds me of some of the unbearably hot kitchen’s I’ve worked in over the years. Sure, every chef knows it’s a hot place to work but why can’t some owners put any air con in the Kitchen or better ventilation when it’s hot outside? Obviously I’m sure some people would say “If you can’t stay the heat, get out of the Kitchen” but when chefs love what they do, it doesn’t mean they have to put up with terrible conditions! Let me know what you think!



Have a great Easter Weekend

We hope you all have a great Easter weekend and here’s a few amusing photos to get you in the mood!





Working on Bank Holidays

With the Easter Bank holidays approaching some chefs have queried why staff in the catering industry don’t get time and a half for working when everyone else is off. Many other industries pay their staff more to work Bank Holiday’s so why not restaurant and hotel staff? Let us know your views!