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Blogs about 'chef skills'

Simply Sublime Steaks

Simply Sublime Steaks

Steaks are an eating out favourite, but now with my top tips (and science bit) you can make yours a dinner party hit!…

By: Jen G on 19th Jul, 2014
Why the internet is important for recipes

Why the internet is important for recipes

The internet has revolutionised food.. Free fabulous recipes everywhere! What happens if you can't find what you want?. I find out, with disastrous results…

By: Jen G on 21st Jul, 2014
The chef’s knife - a perfect foodie’s Christmas present

The chef’s knife - a perfect foodie’s Christmas present

Every cook needs one good chef's knife, a good pairing knife, a serrated knife and a smaller, flexible blade. Here are my tips on what to get.…

By: Jen G on 7th Aug, 2014
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
How to joint a chicken

How to joint a chicken

We show you how to joint a chicken in minutes - and give you 2 quick and easy marinade you can make in minutes…

By: Jen G on 4th Jul, 2015
Thomasina Miers on dinner party tips, aphrodisiacs and following your heart

Thomasina Miers on dinner party tips, aphrodisiacs and following your heart

I catch up with old school friend and celebrity chef Tommi Miers to get dinner party tips, recipes and, or course, chilli recommendations...…

By: Sophie E on 2nd Sep, 2015