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KITCHEN CULTURE | MEET THE CHEF - GRAINNE O'KEEFE

KITCHEN CULTURE 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 meet some members and hear from them...

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KITCHEN CULTURE | MEET THE CHEF - BARRY RALPH

KITCHEN CULTURE 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 meet some members and hear from them...

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My Experience with Competitions

Entering cooking competitions was never a difficult decision for me, it was something I was always instinctively drawn to. I first began cooking competitively in secondary school, when my home economics teacher encouraged me to participate in a couple of competitions. I quickly realised how...

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Cheffing & Social Media

If you told me 17 years ago about social media and food, I wouldn’t have had a clue about either. I’ve always appreciated food; my parents are both great cooks in their own ways. Old and battered cookbooks from Lima, Peru and Stornoway, Scotland were always in my kitchen. My first stint in a...

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KITCHEN CULTURE | MEET THE CHEF - SUSAN BELL

KITCHEN CULTURE 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 meet some members and hear from them...

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The Mindful Kitchen

‘The Mindful Kitchen’ - The Potential of New Skills to Innovate Kitchen Culture and Futureproof the Chef Career! Denise Murray & Annette Sweeney While there have never been more food establishments and opportunities available for chefs, worldwide, chef numbers are in decline. ...

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KITCHEN CULTURE | MEET THE CHEF - ERIK VAN DER VEKEN

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 meet some members and hear from them what inspires and...

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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...

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