Waste Not, Want Not – Chef Tisdale-Downs Champions Zero-Waste Cooking

Chef Ivan Tisdale-Downs is making use of every scrap of British produce at Native’s new spacious site. Chefs naturally want to make the most of every ingredient. After all, it’s good for gross profit as well as a sustainable way of operating. But at Native, Ivan Tisdale-Downs is trying to take zero-waste to new heights. Native…

Opening date & menu revealed for Bowls in Soho

Bowls in Soho’s Saint Anne’s Court will open on 3 December. There will be a seasonal menu, featuring a selection of bowls from the Caribbean, South America and South East Asia. Bowls is the first restaurant from Russian born Zarifa Ragimova, who trained at Le Cordon Bleu London. Zarifa is launching Bowls with restaurant consultant…

The chef shortage: A solvable crisis?

The chef shortage – it’s a fundamental and well-documented challenge for the hospitality industry, and one that is now starting to have a real impact on the way restaurants and other food businesses operate. Projections suggest the industry will need an additional 11,000 chefs in the next five years and that businesses are still struggling to…

Stonegate Pub Company puts a taste of genius on the menu 

Stonegate Pub Company has further enhanced its Albert Theory of Progression (ATOP) with the launch of a new Apprenticeship Programme for back-of-house staff across the country. The hugely successful and award winningATOP programme, designed to nurture and develop homegrown talent, has seen hundreds of employees progress their careers through structured training. The new 12 month…

Fiona Drake’s St George’s Day Trio of Lamb

Fiona Drake, one of the talented young Chefs from the Pub Chef Passion video has created a beautiful English lamb dish to celebrate St George’s Day. Trio of English Lamb Mini shepherd’s pie, mini lamb pasty and a herb crusted lamb cutlet served with spring cabbage, Parisian carrots and a rosemary and redcurrant jus. Ingredients: *Lamb…

Cat Ashton’s Simple Spring Supper Recipe

As the days grow longer, the sun shines strong through the beautifully large windows of Paradise by Way of Kensal Green. Its the perfect time to enjoy a late spring time supper. To celebrate the National Day for England, Cat Ashton, Head Chef at Paradise has given a little tweak to a traditional British dish….

Highlights from the Pub Chef Passion launch

On Monday 16th February, the a pub chef recruitment initiative: Pub Chef Passion, was launched by The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), The Perceptions Group and The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) to encourage young people to take up careers as pub chefs. The launch took place at The Happenstance Bar, in London, in…