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A behind-the-scenes look with some of our favourite chefs and restaurateurs.

Jun Tanaka posing

Mum’s the Word: How do chefs spoil their Mums on Mother’s Day?

‘No one makes it better,’ said everyone, ever, about their mum’s cooking. Whether it be my ol’ ma’s more-than-generously-buttercreamed carrot...
Hugh Thomas
Chef Masaharu Morimoto on Going Global & Staying Relevant

Chef Masaharu Morimoto on Going Global & Staying Relevant

Your introduction to Masaharu Morimoto most likely happened in Kitchen Stadium, the famed battleground for the hit TV show, Iron...
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Hospitality in Real Life: How to Make Every Guest Feel Like a VIP

Hospitality in Real Life: How to Make Every Guest Feel Like a VIP

We all know that hospitality is the key to success in the restaurant industry — not just getting bums in...
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Customers getting food from food truck

How Much Does a Food Truck Cost?

What’s the cost of a Food Truck? The short answer: about £37,500 on the low end, at least in California. The...
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How London’s Restaurants are Making Breakfast Great Again

How London’s Restaurants are Making Breakfast Great Again

“We despise hollandaise, home fries, those pathetic fruit garnishes, and all the other cliché accompaniments designed to induce a credulous…
Hugh Thomas
Which UK Region Produces The Best Chefs in the industry?

Which UK Region Produces The Best Chefs in the industry?

I don’t know about you, but, food-wise, there are many ways in which I’m inspired by my home county. Kent’s…
Hugh Thomas
Chefs Abroad: Suresh Pillai on JKS Restaurants, leaving home, and cooking as a force for good

Chefs Abroad: Suresh Pillai on JKS Restaurants, leaving home, and cooking as a force for good

Some may know him as the bloke behind the pass at a couple of JKS restaurants. Others may recognise him…
Hugh Thomas
What is the Responsibility of a Chef?

What is the Responsibility of a Chef?

Do chefs have a certain duty? I don’t mean the banal expectations of how to run a kitchen, or what’s…
Hugh Thomas
Restaurant food waste needs to be reduced; how can you make it happen

Restaurant food waste needs to be reduced; how can you make it happen

Food waste has come into question regularly recently, Dee Laffan takes a look at how the restaurant industry is also…
Dee Laffan