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Blogs about 'chef'

Introducing chef-to-be Nikki K

Introducing chef-to-be Nikki K

Follow the adventures of Nikki K as she swaps her London life for chef school in Tasmania…

By: Nikki K on 30th Jul, 2014
Unusual ingredients - The Cucamelon

Unusual ingredients - The Cucamelon

I love finding new things to eat and experiment with, come hear about my latest find, these cute teeny tiny mysterious fruits.…

By: Jen G on 10th Aug, 2014
What’s your cooking DNA?

What’s your cooking DNA?

Everyone interested in cooking and food has their own unique cooking 'DNA' - so how do you identify yours?…

By: Nikki K on 19th Jan, 2015
Chef School 1: The First Cut

Chef School 1: The First Cut

I was going to call this blog 'first steps at chef school', but ‘the first cut’ turned out to be more appropriate in Week 1 of my Commercial Cookery course.…

By: Nikki K on 23rd Jan, 2015
Chef School 2: Looking the part

Chef School 2: Looking the part

If you are a fashionista who is considering becoming a chef, believe me that a chef uniform is about as far from glamorous as one can get.…

By: Nikki K on 2nd Feb, 2015
Chef School 3: Acting the part

Chef School 3: Acting the part

It's all very well looking the part in your freshly-laundered and crisply-ironed chef's uniform, but what do you have to do to be a professional chef?…

By: Nikki K on 4th Mar, 2015
Chef School 4: Stock-in-trade

Chef School 4: Stock-in-trade

‘stock–in–trade (noun) : something that someone or something does or makes very well and often’. For a professional chef, that is making stocks and sauces.…

By: Nikki K on 17th Mar, 2015
Tips for perfect plating

Tips for perfect plating

Learn how to plate like a pro from chef Jen as she demonstrates professional techniques from textures to layering and finishing touches…

By: Jen G on 5th Jun, 2015
The 12 greatest cookbook gifts

The 12 greatest cookbook gifts

For a brilliant foodie friend present - here are 12 of the best cookbooks ever written. Each is a really original gift. Get one for your friend... and yourself.…

By: Jen G on 10th Nov, 2015