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Your Quick Guide To Hiring A FIFO Chef

Your Quick Guide To Hiring A FIFO Chef

Western Australia is home to many mining sites and resorts where Fly In Fly Out (FIFO) jobs are a popular employment model.   FIFO workers are temporary workers flown to a worksite, where they stay for a set number of days. Afterwards, they are flown back to...

What You Should Know Before Replacing Your Chef

What You Should Know Before Replacing Your Chef

Hiring and firing employees, regardless of industry, are never fun. In restaurants, food catering businesses and food establishments, chefs are prime and critical positions that any shift involving their employments can significantly affect the business. If you find...

To Measure Or Not To Measure

To Measure Or Not To Measure

When hiring someone to work in cooking or food preparation, one of the desired traits to look for is having an eye for precision and detail.  Executing accuracy in measurements falls under these traits. All in all, these traits play a significant role in guaranteeing...

How Do You Screen For Team Players For Your Kitchen?

How Do You Screen For Team Players For Your Kitchen?

Have you ever interviewed a chef or kitchen staff who claimed to be a team player, only to find out later that they aren't? Some people can pretend their way through an interview and can come up with convincing answers.  In hospitality kitchens, you need a team who...

5 Cross-Training Tips To Resolve Your Staffing Problems

5 Cross-Training Tips To Resolve Your Staffing Problems

Employee turnover rates in the restaurant industry are very high in comparison to other sectors. Even without the worries brought about by the current Covid-19 pandemic, staffing in the restaurant industry has always been a cause of concern for business owners and...

Quick Tips When Cooking For A Crowd

Quick Tips When Cooking For A Crowd

Hosting an event and feeding a big crowd is a challenge that most people are more than willing to hand over to Professional Chefs or caterers.   Hiring professionals not only ensure that your guests do not leave hungry, and at the same time, they also help you...

Do Better Braising Like Pro Chefs

Do Better Braising Like Pro Chefs

Braising is a method of food preparation where food is cooked slowly in low heat.   This method has its roots in French cooking (from the French word “braiser”) and is one of the basic French cooking techniques that every Chef should know.  Aside from being...

Sautéing Tips Pro Chefs Swear By

Sautéing Tips Pro Chefs Swear By

One of the skills that you need to look for when hiring Chefs is their skill in heat control - how the right level of heat is applied to achieve the desired cooking outcome. In the previous article, I wrote about the use of low heat sautéing and why Chef's sweat...

The Subtle Skill of Sweating Vegetables

The Subtle Skill of Sweating Vegetables

A Chef's skill in controlling heat runs a spectrum, ranging from the highest heat to the lowest heat. Each cooking technique has a specific purpose of achieving the desired cooking outcome. Skilled Chefs know that for each method, you can yield a considerable change...