In a real sense all life is inter-related. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to
This month my article for the Staff Canteen is built around three questions that will help you think about what kind of impact you want to make as a chef. Our journey as chefs might last for decades, but often
On Monday I had the opportunity to attend Countertalk’s screening of The Heat by award-winning filmmaker Maya Gallus. The movie gives much-needed voice to women in the kitchen, and even more inspiring was that all the female chefs featured had crafted their own leadership models.
Let’s take a moment today to honour all the women who feed us, those who cook alongside us and those who taught us to cook.
In my last article for The Staff Canteen, I looked at the bigger lessons for us behind the headlines of 2018. Two things that really stood out for me were the Netflix show The Final Table, as well as automation in
How present are you in the kitchen today, chef? Are you spending most of your time connected to the task you’re performing and the food your preparing? Or are you focussed on a past event or a future service? Because you make best
If you want to reach a goal, you must ‘see the reaching’ in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal – Zig Ziglar During this season we can reach a point where each day or service blurs into
This month we face more disruption than usual to our daily rhythms, so it’s important to do what we can to ground ourselves. One of the best ways to do that is to connect with the season (I mean winter,
Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph – Zig Ziglar It’s just the nature of our work – we can get so focussed on the details that we sometimes forget the bigger picture. But
For the past two years, I’ve run the Chefs at Christmas campaign during the busy season. Once again, Love Letters to Chefs will accompany you for the next five weeks with simple suggestions on how you can take care of yourself.