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KITCHEN CULTURE | MEET THE CHEF - DOMINI KEMP

Meet the chefs & teams of Ireland’s professional kitchens, with Chef Network The Chef Network community brings together chefs at all levels from all sectors across Ireland. In a Hotel & Restaurant Times regular column we some members and hear from them what inspires and motivates...

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Managing a Team & Leadership

What makes a good leader and what is the best way to manage your staff? Is it a case of tough love and a firm hand in charge? The head chef you were terrified of and yet respected at the same time. Or should you lead by example; don’t ask any of your team to do a job you would not be...

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KNOW WHERE YOU WANT TO GO, PUSH TO MAKE IT A REALITY: An Irish Chef’s Journey Abroad

In our latest Chef's Blog , Luke Ahearne, Chef de Partie at the Clove Club, London, talks about why he made the move to work away from Ireland, building his knowledge by eating out, and the importance of setting goals and knowing where you want to go. A while back, during a holiday in...

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A Reflection on the Junior Chocolate Masters & Why I think Ireland needs to Engage in More Competitions

As a Pastry chef who works closely with Cacao Barry (one of the most well known high-quality chocolate brands for the artisan industry and organiser of the most prestigious chocolate competition in the world, the World Chocolate Masters) one of the things that came up during meetings with the...

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#KitchenCulture Conversation - Chef's Thoughts on Improving the Industry

Without collaboration and conversation, the food industry falls flat. It is essential to confront the issues facing the industry and debate solutions to them – and that is exactly what more than 80 Chefs and suppliers did at #KitchenCulture . A panel featuring four experienced and innovative...

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Who Trained Who? - Discovering Culinary Connections

Finding a mentor to guide a novice chef through the demands of the culinary industry is crucial to the success of aspiring chef. The interactive graphic below, produced by Resdiary , shows just how interconnected that network of mentors and proteges can become. Consider the impact...

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An Irish Chef in Paris - Why every chef should work in a French kitchen

Evan O'Ceallaigh; "most chefs don't have a good understanding of classic cooking" An Irish chef in Paris. I was asked to write a piece for Chef Network Ireland about my experiences of moving to France. Well I’m not going to talk about the restaurant that I’m working in or...