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How Hospitality Workers Can Mind their Minds During Lockdown
How hospitality professionals can safeguard their mental health during the coronavirus crisis
Camilla Marcus
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Camilla Marcus is Fighting for the Survival of NYC's Independent Restaurants
Camilla Marcus is the owner of West~bourne in SoHo in NYC and founder of a NYC coalition lobbying the government for relief for independent restaurants as the coronavirus pandemic threatens their future.
Thomas Keller
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Keller, Meyer and Dayton Talk Coronavirus on The Boss Files Podcast
Chef Thomas Keller, Danny Meyer and Eric Dayton open up about the challenges they've faced during the coronavirus outbreak and what people can do to weather the storm.
Olmsted staff
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Galvanizing the Industry: Olmsted Opens as Community Food Bank
The New York Hospitality Coalition is forming a community from the fractured service industry to try and chart a way out of the coronavirus crisis together.
Daniel Humm
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How to Bid on a Private Dinner Cooked by Daniel Humm
The Make it Nice Hospitality group has initiated an online fundraising auction to raise money for their New York team affected by restaurant closures.
Phone call
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Seated Launches Advice Hotline for Restaurants
Business advice hotline by Seated can help restaurateurs navigate the choppy waters of the coronavirus crisis.
Shewry family menu
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Ben Shewry's Attica Launches “at home” Menu and Bake Shop
Attica in Melbourne is pivoting to a take out menu and bake shop supplying the local community with the restaurant's signature favourites to enjoy at home, in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Tom Colicchio
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Tom Colicchio: "It’s exposing our system... if we’re lucky 25% of the restaurants will stay open"
Top Chef host Tom Colicchio thinks that as many of 75% of restaurants may not survive the coronavirus crisis.
NYC
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Join the New York Coalition Campaigning for Disaster Relief for Restaurants
Sign the petition by New York Hospitality Coalition for NYC Governor Andrew Cuomo to suspend sales tax until the State of Emergency ends.
restaurant closed
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Landlord Tells Restaurants to Pay Staff Instead of Rent
An Arkansas landlord has told restaurants in its properties to pay staff rather than rent during coronavirus outbreak.
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Chefs Launch Petition to ‘Save America’s Restaurants’
American Chefs have created a petition to implore with government officials to take the necessary measures t save the restaurant industry form the coronavirus pandemic.
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Sign chef Jeremy Chan's petition to save the UK restaurant industry
Chef Jeremy Chan has started a petition to call for the UK government to mandate temporary closures for UK restaurants in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and to provide financial aid.
keep calm and cook
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Why Do We Cook More in a Crisis?
With northern Itlay on lockdown for coronavirus, people are turning to cooking as a relief. But why do we feel compelled to cook in a crisis?
Chef Mauro Colagreco foraging
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Mauro Colagreco: "I don't like being feared in the kitchen. I prefer to feel loved”
The three Michelin starred chef from Mirazur opens up about how success has changed him for the better as a chef and as a man, in a candid interview.
Jean-Georges Vongerichten
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Does Jean-Georges Vongerichten Regret Breaking an Employee’s Nose?
Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten was in hot water this week when he claimed he didn't regret beating u an employee in the 80s.
Chefs at work
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Chef Solidarity Wins After Social Media Storm
Dallas chef Peter Barlow caused a social media storm this week when he threw a 'tantrum' after visiting Austin restaurant Comedor, however, he has since apologised and says he is seeking treatment for alcohol addiction,
Dishes not to order at restaurant
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10 Dishes Chefs Say You Should Never Order at a Restaurant
Chefs weigh in on what you shouldn't order at a restaurant as you can probably do a better job at home by yourself.
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Chef Hits Out at Staff Who Walk Out on Pay Day
Chefs walking out of their jobs as soon as they get paid is all too common in the industry, according to a Bristol chef.
Chef fire
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10 Dishes Chefs Hate to Cook
What are chefs' least favourite dishes to prepare? They might not be the ones you think, but some dishes can completely throw a chef off his stride.
Kitchen Brigata
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Exercise, Diet and Discipline: Are you Looking after your Kitchen Brigade?
Experienced industry professional, Paul Sorgule, offers up ten tips to chefs to encourage a motivated and productive team in the kitchen. What would you add?
Chefs Atherton and Ducasse
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Ducasse and Atherton to Cook for Chefs in Need
Alain Ducasse will be joined by chef Jason Atherton at The Dorchester in London to cook in aid of Hospitality Action.
Sean Brock
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Sean Brock Launches 'Airbnb' for Chefs
Chef Sean Brock has launched Sidegig an 'Airbnb' for chefs which helps restaurants to fill staff shortages.
Waiter
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Is America's Tipping Culture on the Way Out?
A shock survey on customer "financial etiquette" shows that the great staple of the American restaurant scene, tipping culture nay be on the wane, especially among younger diners.
David Chang
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A Candid Conversation Between Chef and Critic
David Chang sits down for a candid conversation with New York magazine's critic Adam Platt.
eating alone
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A Restaurant's Remedy to Loneliness
A Newcastle restaurant is tackling loneliness with a place at the table for those dining alone
Sean Brock
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Sean Brock Just Posted the Dream Job for All Chefs
If you are an exhausted chef you might want to consider working at Audrey, where Sean Brock is building not just his flagship Nashville restaurant, but an innovative chef-welfare centre to go with it.
Chef zone
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The 7 Stages of a Chef Working in The Zone
Chef Paul Sorgule describes what it's like for a chef to be in the zone and how to get there.
Cristina Bowerman
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Italian Chefs Turn to Psychologists to Explore Workplace Stress
Italian chefs have partnered with an association of psychologists to understand the workplace stress suffered by chefs and others in the hospitality industry.
Chef or cook
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28 Signs You're a Real Chef
What's the difference, is it simply a job definition or a reflection of skill, professionalism, experience and responsibility, a title that's earnt or the reserve of the elite? The chef community debate the answer.
Noma
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Why Noma is paying chefs to take a three-month holiday
René Redzepi is paying chefs at Noma to take a three-month paid holiday with Redzepi the first to take a sabbatical.
Types of line cook
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Pirate, perfectionist or paranoid: what type of chef are you?
From the veteran to the angry chef, which one are you and how many have you worked with? US chef Paul Sorgule defines the ten most common types of cook found in professional kitchens.
Amateur cook mistakes
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14 common cooking mistakes that make professional chefs mad
Professional chefs take home cooks to task with some of their most common kitchen mistakes. Which ones are you guilty of?
Chef Rene Redzepi
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Even the world’s best chef needs a break
René Redzepi is stepping away from the helm of Noma in order to spend more time with his family.
Chefs in a kitchen
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Stories served - our 10 most-read stories of 2019
A look back at the most-read stories of 2019 on Fine Dining Lovers.
Chris Hill
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Chris Hill writes open letter that all chefs should read 2.0
The chef and blogger has penned part two of an open letter to chefs, designed to motivate and inspire chefs and future chefs of the challenges and rewards of the industry.
Chefs in the kitchen
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The sustainability of the chef: our survey on kitchen culture
A look at results from Fine Dining Lovers’ survey on kitchen culture and the sustainability of the chef, conducted at Food on The Edge in Ireland.
Chefs at work
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Becoming a chef - 11 steps to greatness
Chef Paul Sorgule writes about what makes a chef great and how every chef can get there.
Danny Bowien
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Danny Bowien: “We’re living in a post-authentic world”
Danny Bowien speaks about his successes, his failures, identity and how we're living in a post-authentic world.
Jacob Jan Boerma
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Couple to close three star De Leest to spend more time with son
Three Michelin star De Leest restaurant will close after 17 years in business so the owners can give more time to their son.
Chef at Work
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NYC will pay you to train as a line cook
First Course by NYC will pay you to train as a line cook
La Maison Pierre Hermé
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Pierre Hermé is recruiting! Could you be one of their future talents?
La Maison Pierre Hermé in Paris is recruiting and they're looking to fill many different kinds of roles. Do you have what it takes?
Daniela Soto-Innes
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Life lessons from the world's best female chef Daniela Soto-Innes
Lessons in life and career for young chefs by the world's best female chef Daniela Soto-Innes.
That's My Jazz
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Documentary reveals World renowned pastry chef's one regret
As pastry chef Milton Abel II was reaching the very pinnacle of success, his jazz musician father was on the wane. This documentary charts the chef's rise, his regret and how he chose his family over culinary adulation.
Gwendal Poullennec
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How to get a Michelin star, according to Gwendal Poullennec
Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin Guide spoke about how chefs can gain a coveted Michelin star
Restaurant close
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Over 1400 Restaurants Close in UK as Fast-Casual Trend Bites
Ober 1400 restaurants have close in the year ending June 2019 in the UK with the rise of fast-casual a major factor
Project Black & Blue
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Project Black & Blue splits profits with chefs in need
Project Black & Blue by BA Craftmade Aprons donates half of all revenue to projects that help chefs in need.
Two stars
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How to Recover a Lost Michelin Star
David Moore of Pied à Terre spoke to the BBC about his aim to recover a lost Michelin star.
Singapore hawker stall street food
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Chef swaps fine dining for the hawker life
Xavier Neo’s last job was at the pinnacle of fine dining working as a sous chef in two Michelin star
All about The Chef's Brigade
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All about The Chef's Brigade, a new TV show!
BBC have produced a new kind of chef reality TV show.
Dominique Crenn
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Dominique Crenn calls for the industry to 'Wake Up'
Dominque Crenn is doing incredible things.
Kwame Onwuachi
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Kwame Onwuachi's notes on a young black chef' to be made into a film
The James Beard Rising Star winner Kwame Onwuachi’s memoir
The Role of the Chefs: What Women want
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The Role of the Chefs: What Women want
At the soon-to-be-reopened Raffles Hotel in Singapore, French chef 
Sean Brock: putting the rest in restaurants
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Sean Brock: putting the rest in restaurants
Sean Brock was broken when he finally decided to step away from the restaurant g
Gordon Ramsay to open 100 Restaurants in Us by 2024
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Gordon Ramsay to open 100 Restaurants in Us by 2024
Chef Gordon Ramsay has long been plotting his US expansion.
“Our whites are not suits of armour”, a Chef opens up about the Industry
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“Our whites are not suits of armour”, a Chef opens up about the Industry
One chef lifts the lid on the dangerous lack of mental health awareness
Food Meets Future: Shaping Gastronomy in Singapore
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Food Meets Future: Shaping Gastronomy in Singapore
Food Meets Future, organized by 
Should a waiter have to cover the cost of customers' Eat-and-Run?
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Should a waiter have to cover the cost of customers' Eat-and-Run?
Wahica a restaurant chain the=at serves Mexican-style 
Liverpool FC are looking for Kitchen staff – Here’s how to apply
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Liverpool FC are looking for Kitchen staff – Here’s how to apply
Always dreamed of playing in the big leagues? Liverpool FC, fresh after achieving Champions League success, are looking for
Kitchen-survivor
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16 Rules for Kitchen Survival
A chef with years of experience shares 16 rules to fit in and progress working in any professional kitchen.
Jamie Oliver's Fifteen
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Former Apprentices Come Out in Support of Mentor Jamie Oliver
Members of Jamie Oliver's Fifteen, a programme that empowered disadvantaged youth with cooking skills and a restaurant come out in support of their mentor.
Professional chefs' "red flags" thread
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Professional chefs share restaurant red flags
A thread on reddit asks professional chefs to share their red flags when choosing a restaurant to eat in the answers are illuminating and insightful.
"I got yor back" movement
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Chef starts “I Got Your Back” movement
A Sacramento chef has started "I Got Your Back", a programme to promote mental health in restaurants and now hopes to start a nationwide movement.
Singapore
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This restaurant pays for their staff to travel the world to eat
Les Amis in Singapore invests in their kitchen and service staff paying for them to travel the world and eat in different restaurants so they love their craft.
Picture of Chef Eating | Kitchen Culture
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Picture of Chef Eating Sparks Huge Debate About 'Kitchen Culture'
A picture of a chef eating after in the kitchen has gone viral, highlighting a prominent issue for many chefs. Kitchen culture needs to be better than this.
Restaurant Staffing Crisis in Free Fall
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Restaurant Staffing Crisis in Free Fall
With as many as 20,000 chefs leaving London's restaurant industry every year, there needs to be some creative, joined-up thinking to avert an impending crisis.
"France's Favourite Chef" is Recruiting!
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"France's Favourite Chef" is Recruiting!
French pasty chef Cyril Lignac is on a recruitment drive seeking chefs, pastry chefs, bartenders, chefs de rang, clerks, sommeliers. Do you have what it takes?
Company Seeking Chef to Travel The World and Taste Exotic Foods
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Company Seeking Chef to Travel The World and Taste Exotic Foods
Company is seeking a chef with three years experience in the food business to travel the world and report back on the exotic ingredients they discover.
Carlo Petrini Says Kitchen Environments Need to Change
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Carlo Petrini Says Kitchen Environments Need to Change
The founder of Slow Food, Carlo Petrini, says restaurant kitchens must radically change, forgetting the Escoffier paradigm and focusing on mental well-being
Chef Couldn’t Stand Heat, Got Out of The Kitchen
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Chef Couldn’t Stand Heat, Got Out of The Kitchen
The case of a chef who claimed the temperature in the kitchen was too hot when the ventilation system broke down and the conditions gave him a nosebleed.
10 Phases to Becoming a Professional Chef
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10 Phases to Becoming a Professional Chef
From the first day stepping into the kitchen to racking up a lifetime of experience there's a lot that happens in between. Chef Paul Sorgule explains what.
Fish
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How Resilience Breeds Success in The Restaurant Industry
Chef Josh Niland's battle with cancer in childhood taught him resilience. A skill which bred success for his restaurant Saint Peter ad Fish Butchery.
A view of Paris
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Michelin France seeks to address gender imbalance
In an attempt to address gender imbalance, Michelin France has added a total of 11 female-led restaurants to their 2019 list bringing the overall number to 26.
onions
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Guy Fakes Allergy in Restaurant, Instantly Regrets It!
A hilarious tale from a young man who faked an allergy in a restaurant and ended up having to shell out $500 in accident and emergency in hospital.
Emma Bengtsson Food on the Edge 2018
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Emma Bengtsson Food on the Edge 2018
Emma Bengtsson of Aquavit talks chef sustainability at Food on the Edge 2018
22 Times Customers Just Wanted a Real Plate
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22 Times Customers Just Wanted a Real Plate
Creative or just plain disgusting? Take a look at 22 food plating disasters from around the world.
Maya Gallus, Canada
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Culinary Zinema 2018: The Heat - a Kitchen (R)evolution Trailer
Maya Gallus, Canada - Restaurant kitchens are a pressurized stew of brutal hours, high stress and sleep deprivation.
UK Restaurant The Checkers Returns Michelin Star
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Restaurant Asks to Return Michelin Star
A restaurant in Wales is the latest to request not to be included in the Michelin Guide and to return its star, citing the workload needed to maintain it.
A chef in a disastrous kitchen
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22 Pics That will Infuriate Professional Chefs
Chilled pasta, brining birds in the bag and using tiny lids for huge pans: here's a collection of images that will make any chef's blood boil.
Kitchen Superstitions: Does Having 13 People At The Table Bring Bad Luck?
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Kitchen Superstitions: Does Having 13 People At The Table Bring Bad Luck?
Should you avoid having 13 people gathered around the dining table? Will it really bring bad luck? Discover the origins of this superstition.
This Chef is Paid $250,000 to Cook for Billionaires at Burning Man
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This Chef is Paid $250,000 to Cook for Billionaires at Burning Man
Private jets packed with fresh fish, champagne and lavish tasting menus: how the 'One Percenters' eat at Burning Man.
The Queen is Looking for a Sous Chef
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The Queen is Looking for a Sous Chef
The Queen of England is looking for a new sous chef. Find out how to apply.
Top Chef Hits Out at Fake Allergies
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Top Chef Hits Out at Fake Allergies
Chef Nick Bril of two-Michelin-starred The Jane has hit out at the growing "trend" for menu changes, highlighting the strain it puts on his business.
David Chang Opens Up About His Mental Health Battles
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David Chang Opens Up About His Mental Health Battles
Chef David Chang opens up about his mental health issues and pays tribute to Anthony Bourdain in a new podcast.
angry chef
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Chefs Share 42 Ridiculous Customer Complaints
Chefs share some of the most ridiculous customer complaints they've ever received, from too 'steaky' steak to being allergic to a pasta shape.
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Will You Pledge to Make Kitchens Fair?
The #FairKitchens initiative wants to make kitchen culture kinder, healthier and more open – here's how to get involved.
Ramsay Taunts Vegans on Twitter Again
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Ramsay Taunts Vegans on Twitter Again
Gordon Ramsay has taken to Twitter to mock the vegan community and not for the first time, sparking furious debate online.
Café Owner Bans All Bloggers
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Café Owner Bans All Bloggers
A café & hotel owner in Ireland has publicly called out an influencer for requesting a free stay and the backlash has been fierce. Now he's on the offensive...
This Restaurant Lets Customers Work for Their Meals
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This Restaurant Lets Customers Work for Their Meals
A restaurant in Japan lets customers work a short shift with the promise of a free meal at the end of it.
This Restaurant’s Flexible Pricing Could be a Game Changer
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This Restaurant’s Flexible Pricing Could be a Game Changer
A London restaurant has introduced a flexible pricing model similar to that of airlines and hotels – could this be the future of restaurant pricing?
Chefs Share 16 of the Stupidest Customer Complaints Ever
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Chefs Share 16 of the Stupidest Customer Complaints Ever
Chefs share 16 of the stupidest customer complaints they've ever received, from a pasta shape allergy to too many cherries in the cherry pie.
The Queen is Looking for a New Chef
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The Queen is Looking for a New Chef
Queen Elizabeth is looking for a new live-in chef at Buckingham Palace – here's how to apply.
Chefs, What is Your Worst Nightmare in the Kitchen?
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Chefs, What is Your Worst Nightmare in the Kitchen?
Food poisoning, fire, over zealous bosses – 12 chefs reveal the nightmare scenarios that keep them awake at night.
Cooking Carte Blanche
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4 Chefs on Cooking Carte Blanche
Paul Pairet, Shinobu Nama, Alexandre Mazzia and Pascal Barbot share their thoughts on the pros and cons of cooking carte blanche.
Elise Kornack
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Elise Kornack at Food on the Edge 2017
Chef Elise Kornack discusses the stigma around mental health issues in the restaurant industry and her own personal battles at Food on the Edge 2017. 
Shock Survey Reveals Extent of Fake Restaurant Reviews
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Shock Survey Reveals Extent of Fake Restaurant Reviews
A new study has found that the majority of hospitality businesses have been targeted by fake or malicious reviews online, and the problem is getting worse...
chef Daniel Clifford
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Daniel Clifford at Food on the Edge 2017
Watch chef Daniel Clifford speak candidly at Food on the Edge 2017 about how winning his second Michelin star turned him into a "terrible person." 
Chef Bans Online Reviewer For Life
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Chef Bans Online Reviewer For Life
Read this chef's response to a critical Trip Advisor review in full – did he go too far?
That Time Ramsay Fired a Waiter for Doing This
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That Time Ramsay Fired a Waiter for Doing This
Watch Gordon Ramsay brutally fire a waiter back when he was chasing his third Michelin star at his eponymous restaurant in London.
Chef Anna Haugh
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Anna Haugh at Food on the Edge 2017
Chef Anna Haugh on why kitchen culture has to change and chefs must speak up about workplace bullying, if the industry is to tackle its mental health issues.
Esben Holmboe Bang
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Esben Holmboe Bang at Food on the Edge 2017
Chef Esben Holmboe Bang explains how reducing staff working hours at his three Michelin starred restaurant Maaemo in Oslo has completely changed his business
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Cooks at This Three-Michelin-Star Restaurant Work a Three Day Week
Watch a chef at a three Michelin star restaurant describe how reducing the staff working week to three days is the best thing he's ever done.
Restaurant Perfectly Shuts Down Reviewer
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Restaurant Perfectly Shuts Down Reviewer
An Italian restaurant had the perfect response when a reviewer claiming to be an expert on Italian food left them a negative review online.
Restaurant Caught Serving Customers Fast-Food Chicken
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Restaurant Caught Serving Customers Fast-Food Chicken
A California restaurant has been caught red-handed serving chicken ordered in from a fast food restaurant and you won't believe their response.
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Food on the Edge 2017: 6 Talking Points
Here are the top talking points from Food on the Edge 2017, the food symposium in Galway, Ireland that brings together the world's best chefs and food leaders.
Famous Culinary School to Teach Instagram Skills
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Famous Culinary School to Teach Instagram Skills
The Culinary Institute of America is to offer courses in food photography and food styling as of 2018.
Restaurant Owner Has Brutal Response to Customer Review
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Restaurant Owner Has Brutal Response to Customer Review
A restaurant owner in England had a brutal response to a negative online review from a customer, but did he go too far?
Restaurant Faces Backlash for Hanging Cow
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Restaurant Faces Backlash for Hanging Cow
A meat and dairy-serving restaurant in Australia has sparked outcry after hanging a taxidermy cow from its ceiling to draw attention to animal welfare issues.
Angry Michelin Chef Calls Out Freeloading 'Influencers'
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Angry Michelin Chef Calls Out Freeloading 'Influencers'
In a rare move, the chef-owner of a Michelin-starred restaurant has publicly called out a blogger for a free meal request – but was he right to do so?
Why This Chef Walked Away from His Dream Restaurant
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Why This Chef Walked Away from His Dream Restaurant
Ari Taymor had the opportunity to open his "perfect" restaurant, but decided to walk away at the 11th hour – here's why.
AI Bots Can Now Write Fake Restaurant Reviews
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AI Bots Can Now Write Fake Restaurant Reviews
Researchers in the US have trained a neural network to write fake restaurant reviews "effectively indistinguishable" from the real thing.
13 Signs Of a Bad Restaurant
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13 Signs Of a Bad Restaurant
What are the obvious signs of a bad restaurant? How about one where the waitress says 'leaving' when you ask what she recommends?
Amy Schumer Leaves $500 Tip for College Student
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Amy Schumer Leaves $500 Tip for College Student
Amy Schumer loves to tip big and this time a Boston college student was the lucky recipient.
35 Things You Should Never Do in a Restaurant
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35 Things You Should Never Do in a Restaurant
Take a look at a list of the top 35 biggest restaurant faux pas according to diners.
Restaurant Pays Employees to Spot Food Critics
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Restaurant Pays Employees to Spot Food Critics
A restaurant in Washington, D.C. has found a novel way to ensure reviewers are spotted in the dining room.
The 9 Types of Cooks in Restaurants
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The 9 Types of Cooks in Restaurants
The party animal, the alchemist, the preacher ... here are nine types of cook you find in fine dining restaurants, which are you?
The Worst Service Faux Pas According to Danny Meyer
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The Worst Service Faux Pas According to Danny Meyer
Restaurateur Danny Meyer says front of house should never do this one thing when serving guests.
30 Things That Drive Chefs Crazy
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30 Things That Drive Chefs Crazy
Here are 30 things guaranteed to rile any chef, in any kitchen, at any time.
Chef Pens Open Letter All Chefs Should Read
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Chef Pens Open Letter All Chefs Should Read
Chef Mark Greenaway explains how unpaid trials benefit both restaurants and staff, despite accusations that he is exploiting workers.
Angry Chef Calls Out Fake Allergies
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Angry Chef Calls Out Fake Allergies
A chef in Australia has launched an attack on fake allergy requests, claiming diners are putting real allergy sufferers' lives at risk.
Visa Offers Restaurants 10K to Stop Using Cash
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Visa Offers Restaurants 10K to Stop Using Cash
Visa is offering small food businesses large financial incentives to go 100% cash free, as part of their war on cash.
Crowdfunding Chef Smashes 200K Goal for New Restaurant
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Crowdfunding Chef Smashes 200K Goal for New Restaurant
Gary Usher, the chef who likes to fund new restaurants through Kickstarter, has just smashed the fundraising target for his latest venture.
Chefs Share 58 of the Stupidest Food Orders Ever
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Chefs Share 58 of the Stupidest Food Orders Ever
58 of the stupidest food orders ever received by professional chefs, you won't believe some of these.
Kitchen Hierarchy Explained
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Kitchen Hierarchy Explained
See how the brigade system works in a professional kitchen and find out who does what.
Long Hours Culture is Making Chefs Sick
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Long Hours Culture is Making Chefs Sick
A new survey has found that over two thirds of chefs believe long working hours are negatively impacting their health.
Chefs Share 12 More of the Stupidest Food Orders Ever
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Chefs Share 12 More of the Stupidest Food Orders Ever
Our readers share 12 more of the stupidest food orders ever, from medium-well fries to heart-shaped steaks.
Chefs Share 17 of the Stupidest Food Orders Ever
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Chefs Share 17 of the Stupidest Food Orders Ever
Professional chefs hilariously dish on 17 of the stupidest food orders they've ever received – you won't believe some of these.
How to Become a Successful Chef
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How to Become a Successful Chef
Restaurants are businesses and to thrive, a chef must know how to run one properly. Here are 13 tips for success.
Restaurant Serves Food on Back of Diners' Hands
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Restaurant Serves Food on Back of Diners' Hands
This restaurant serves the first course of its tasting menu in a very unusual way.
One of the World's Best Restaurants Has Its Own Therapist
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One of the World's Best Restaurants Has Its Own Therapist
El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain is trying to break down barriers between front and back of house and reduce stress.
Diner Who Threatened Bad Review Called Out by Owner on CCTV
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Diner Who Threatened Bad Review Called Out by Owner on CCTV
Watch a diner in Australia attempting to con a restaurant out of a free meal, all captured on CCTV.
12 Chefs Share the Things That Drive Them Crazy
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12 Chefs Share the Things That Drive Them Crazy
12 chefs dish on the things that drive them absolutely crazy in the kitchen.
This Twitter Account Mercilessly Rips Bad Trip Advisor Reviews
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This Twitter Account Mercilessly Rips Bad Trip Advisor Reviews
Chiefs of Trip gathers together some of the worst and most petty Trip Advisor reviews out there and rips them apart, slowly.
There’s Now a Blacklist for Restaurant No-Shows
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There’s Now a Blacklist for Restaurant No-Shows
Australian restaurant booking service Dimmi's no-show blacklist has swollen to over 38,000, but should restaurants be allowed to blacklist diners?
Small Restaurant Swamped After Mistakenly Receiving Michelin Star
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Small Restaurant Swamped After Mistakenly Receiving Michelin Star
A humble restaurant in a small French town has been inundated with hungry gastronomes after mistakenly being awarded a Michelin star.
See The Most Bizarre Restaurant Discount Ever Given
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See The Most Bizarre Restaurant Discount Ever Given
Watch James Cordon as he explains the story of a women in America who was given what has to be one of the strangest restaurant discounts ever.
Chefs Reveal 17 Dishes They Hate Making
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Chefs Reveal 17 Dishes They Hate Making
Chefs reveal the dishes and ingredients they hate prepping and cooking.
10 Best Things About Being a Chef
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10 Best Things About Being a Chef
Chefs share the reasons they love being chefs and stay in the industry despite the gruelling work, stress and unsociable hours.
Aziz Ansari Reads Funny Restaurant Responses to Yelp Reviews
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Aziz Ansari Reads Funny Restaurant Responses to Yelp Reviews
Watch comedian Aziz Ansari on the Jimmy Fallon show as he reads funny restaurant responses to dramatic Yelp reviews.
Two Michelin Star Restaurant Sued in Wages Lawsuit
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Two Michelin Star Restaurant Sued in Wages Lawsuit
A former employee is suing a two Michelin star restaurant in New York for unpaid wages and tips.
15 of the Stupidest Food Orders Ever – Part Three
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15 of the Stupidest Food Orders Ever – Part Three
Servers share 15 of the stupidest and weirdest food orders they’ve ever received, from deep-fried lemon, to pre-chewed food – take a look.
The Craziest Restaurant Contract Ever
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The Craziest Restaurant Contract Ever
A ridiculous employee contract that threatens to fine servers for handing out too many straws, amongst other things, has gone viral – take a look.
Chefs Share 11 More Ridiculous Customer Complaints
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Chefs Share 11 More Ridiculous Customer Complaints
Chefs dish on 11 of the most ridiculous customer complaints they’ve ever received.
Chefs Share 15 Ridiculous Customer Complaints
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Chefs Share 15 Ridiculous Customer Complaints
Chefs dish on some of the stupidest customer complaints they’ve ever received. You won’t believe some of these!
12 Things Amateur Cooks Do That Drive Chefs Crazy
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12 Things Amateur Cooks Do That Drive Chefs Crazy
Professional chefs can’t stand seeing amateur cooks do these things in the kitchen.
Chefs Share 23 of the Stupidest Food Orders Ever
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Chefs Share 23 of the Stupidest Food Orders Ever
Chefs spill on the stupidest food orders they've ever received, including gluten-free steak and melted cheese on the side.
Chefs Share 20 of the Stupidest Food Orders Ever
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Chefs Share 20 of the Stupidest Food Orders Ever
Chefs spill on the stupidest food orders they've ever received, from medium-rare eggs to diet water.
Chef Shuts Down “Vile” Trip Advisor Reviewer
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Chef Shuts Down “Vile” Trip Advisor Reviewer
A chef in England totally shut down a Trip Advisor reviewer and told him not to visit any of his restaurants after a scathing review – read the chef’s response.
12 Kitchen Philosophies All Cooks Should Follow
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12 Kitchen Philosophies All Cooks Should Follow
Here are 12 food philosophies every modern cook should live and work by according to chef Paul Sorgule.
The Wi-Fi Password Only a Maths Genius Can Solve
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The Wi-Fi Password Only a Maths Genius Can Solve
In an act of unabashed anti-millennial cruelty, a restaurant in Texas has set a potentially impossible maths equation as its Wi-Fi password.
21 Things People Hate When Dining Out
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21 Things People Hate When Dining Out
We asked - you delivered. Here's what really gets our readers riled up when it comes to eating out.
Gardener Tackles Chef Over Giant Cabbage Theft
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Gardener Tackles Chef Over Giant Cabbage Theft
A gardener in rural England was left devastated after a chef inadvertently cooked most of his prized giant cabbage.
21 Things You'll Never Hear a Head Chef Say
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21 Things You'll Never Hear a Head Chef Say
Watch this fun chefs sayings parody, which turns the head chef stereotype on its head.
Infographic: 10 Simple Steps to Becoming a Great Chef
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Infographic: 10 Simple Steps to Becoming a Great Chef
If you want to be a truly great chef there are a few simple steps to achieving your goal. Here they are.
9 Infuriating Mise en Place Tasks According to Chefs
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9 Infuriating Mise en Place Tasks According to Chefs
These are the mise en place tasks chefs hate – the monotonous, painstaking and fiddly chef duties they dread.
Website Wants to Kill Reservation No–Shows
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Website Wants to Kill Reservation No–Shows
Find out how an online reservations provider is combatting no–shows – will this finally put an end to the problem?
Restaurant Owner: No-Shows Are Killing My Business
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Restaurant Owner: No-Shows Are Killing My Business
In this confessional a restaurant owner unloads on the culture of option bookings and explains how no-shows impact on small businesses.
This Chef Guy Fieri Video Will Make You Cry ... With Laughter
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This Chef Guy Fieri Video Will Make You Cry ... With Laughter
A YouTube user has combined a montage of celebrity chef Guy Fieri eating with Johnny Cash's 'Hurt' and it's hilarious. Watch it here.
Chef Responds Publicly to Food Critic After Negative Review
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Chef Responds Publicly to Food Critic After Negative Review
Michelin star chef Tom Sellers has responded to a damning write-up by turning the tables and reviewing the food critic in question, Fay Maschler.
5 Tips for Longevity in the Restaurant Business
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5 Tips for Longevity in the Restaurant Business
Los Angeles-based Chef David LeFevre offers sage advice on how to push your restaurant past the five–year mark and ensure its longevity.
Culinary Jobs and Education Explained
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Culinary Jobs and Education Explained
This simple chart looks at culinary art degrees, different culinary jobs and the varying salaries attached to them.
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22 rules that every good line cook should follow
Here's a list of 22 points that every line cook should be follow to make sure they have a successful career in the kitchen.
Restaurant Owner's Personal War with Negative Yelpers
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Restaurant Owner's Personal War with Negative Yelpers
A restaurant owner in Denver has decided enough is enough and is raging an all out war on negative Yelp reviewers. Has he gone too far?
A Chef's 23 Point Plan for Operating a Top Restaurant
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A Chef's 23 Point Plan for Operating a Top Restaurant
Chef and writer Paul Sorgule offers up 23 points of detail that need to be considered if you're going to operate a great restaurant.
Ex Line Cook Writes Open Letter to Restaurant Guests
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Ex Line Cook Writes Open Letter to Restaurant Guests
A line-cook for many years writes an open letter to restaurant guests all over the world. This is what it actually takes to do the job.
Michelin Star Restaurant Manager Writes Epic Comeback to TripAdvisor Reviewer
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Michelin Star Restaurant Manager Writes Epic Comeback to TripAdvisor Reviewer
A manager from a Michelin starred restaurant in England has fired back after a customer purposely tried to slate the business on TripAdvisor. Read the response.
Another Restaurant Owner Takes Down a Harsh Reviewer
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Another Restaurant Owner Takes Down a Harsh Reviewer
Yet another restaurant has decided it's time to bite back with a brilliant response to a negative review on Trip Advisor.
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21 Kitchen Dangers You All Should Know to Survive
Here's a collection of 21 kitchen dangers that any person working in a kitchen should know - they might just save your life.
Anonymous Chefs Spill on Which Dishes Diners Are Overpaying On
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Anonymous Chefs Spill on Which Dishes Diners Are Overpaying On
Chefs and restaurateurs have dished the dirt to Thrillist on what, in their opinion, diners are paying too much for.
One Chef's Guide to The 26 Unwritten Laws of The Kitchen
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One Chef's Guide to The 26 Unwritten Laws of The Kitchen
There are many unwritten laws of the kitchen - knowing them can help you survive and do a better job. Here's one chef's guide to the 26 laws of the kitchen.
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Mark Moriarty: Why Are Less Young People Becoming Chefs?
Mark Moriarty speaks to the crowd at Food on The Edge and asks the tough question about why less and less young people are becoming chefs.
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Food Workers Say They Work When Sick - But Why?
A new survey of over 1,000 food workers found that 51 would 'always' or 'frequently' work when sick.
5 Chefs on Why they Quit the Business
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5 Chefs on Why they Quit the Business
The career of a professional chef can be a rocky and winding path, we share some quote from top chefs who decided to hang up their whites for good.
8 Top Tips on Dining Out with Kids Stress-Free
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8 Top Tips on Dining Out with Kids Stress-Free
Dining out with small children can be a stressful experience, Tom Sietsema helps take the heat out out the situation with these useful strategies.
Female Entrepreneurs on the Restaurant Industry's Challenges
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Female Entrepreneurs on the Restaurant Industry's Challenges
Female entrepreneurs working inside the UK restaurant industry share their proudest moments and their future hopes with the Guardian newspaper.
Chef Calls Out Two "Insulting" Customers who Threatened Him with Yelp
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Chef Calls Out Two "Insulting" Customers who Threatened Him with Yelp
A chef in Massachusetts has reignited the Yelp debate by calling out two customers who he said "insulted" staff and seated themselves without a reservation.
23 Things People Complain About in Restaurants
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23 Things People Complain About in Restaurants
A list of some of the most common things people complain about when dining out in restaurants - some of the answers will surprise you.
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Restaurant Delivers Breakup Advice on Burger Box
A vegan restaurant in Los Angeles has offered one customer some heartfelt breakup advice after she told them of her split during her order.
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Zimmern on Being Fired by Thomas Keller
The always frank TV presenter Andrew Zimmern has sat down to discuss some of his past failures including the time he was sacked by Thomas Keller.