What really counts as a creative sabbatical in our industry? For sure, closing your restaurant to run experiments six months per year. Even a single day spent with your team cooking for a good cause counts. Anything that interrupts the normal work routine greatly supports your creativity.

But the ‘being’ is as important as the ‘doing’ here – like a field laid fallow, you cannot tell what is being regenerated within you when you make time for rest.

If you feel called to, and are able to undertake a simple creative project this month, join me on Monday’s Fireside Chat – even if you do not currently have any ideas for your creative sabbatical.

Creative sabbaticals for chefs

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