Chefs, brief message to remind you that you are being cared for, being helped, being supported. Today there is more than one organisation (I’ll be doing a few shoutouts over the next few weeks) that is committed to helping you
Even though you’ve set strong intentions for the year, are you finding that instead of forging ahead, you’re being pushed and pulled by what’s around you? This has been my experience: it’s not yet about the big plans for 2018, but just
The desire to reach the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise and most possible – Maya Angelou Whatever your destination, chef, always keep in mind that you’ve got to have your team on board if you want
If you’re currently less busy than usual in January, are you letting yourself enjoy that spaciousness, chef? Is it easy for you to take a deep breath, step back from responsibility, sit still for a few moments? Or does it
Being in London, I was lucky enough to visit an exhibition of artist Chaïm Soutine’s portraits of service industry professionals in 1920s Paris. It was quite moving because he brought so much humanity to his subjects. There were personalities behind the
When I recently came across a post by a chef criticising someone else in the industry, it made me think: where does this come from? What is it in our human nature that makes us constantly have to prove ourselves?
Simple message for you: make this week what you want it to be. Yes, you get to choose. However things turn out, whether they’re in your favour or not, you decide what this week will be all about. Will this be
I was recently asked by one of my clients to wrap up something she owned. It was more expensive than anything I’ve ever handled. I’m glad she didn’t tell me the value beforehand, or I would have freaked out. A big five-figure sum.
Isn’t it strange that when we think of career growth, we think in terms of what we do, the targets we meet, how much we earn, but in reality progress in the kitchen only happens through each other? In those moments that you
Happy New Year, chefs! Did you have a good start to 2018? Here’s my invitation to you: to join me in setting an intention for your year. You have no idea how powerful a process this is. Last year I