New report calls for overhaul of Chef working conditions

The Centre for London thinktank has called for the 16 FE colleges offering catering courses to create a “networked institution with several campuses across London, following the model of the University of the Arts London”. The report argues that the sector must “urgently” address working conditions, including a “zero-tolerance approach to discrimination, harassment and bullying,…

“VEGAN CHEF” TOP EMERGING JOB IN UK

Vegan chefs are in high demand across the United Kingdom, according to a report compiled by job search engine Azuna. The company collected internal data on its site throughout 2018 to determine the top job vacancies UK business owners are looking to fill. In addition to blockchain developers, Brexit planners, and driverless car salesmen, Azuna…

Award Success for Apprentice Chef

Thomas Martin receives his award from Nicola Thornton-Scott, Assistant principal of NPTC Group of Colleges Apprentice chef Thomas Martin, 22, was named Foundation Apprentice of the Year at the prestigious Apprenticeship Awards Cymru held at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport on November 9.  He said “I’m absolutely elated. This award means the world to me….

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…

TV Chef Paul Merrett to judge Pub Chef of the Year Award

TV chef, food writer and owner of three gastro pubs, Paul Merrett, along with a panel of industry experts, will judge the exciting new Pub Chef of the Year Award, the British Beer & Pub Association has announced.  Entries are now flooding in from MPs following the recent competition launch by the BBPA and the…

Roux Scholarship Finalists Announced

The six finalists who will compete for the title of Roux Scholar 2015 have been announced, following two regional finals, which took place on Thursday 12th March 2015 at University of West London and University College Birmingham. The regional finals included a mystery box dessert challenge, whereby contestants were tasked with preparing a dessert for…