Somersetchef by Jean-Paul De Ronne

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 25th January 2012

Hello, who ever you are! My name is Jean-Paul De Ronne, a seasoned Chef that has passionately worked the stoves and more in the trade for most of my life.

I have been (among other things) a Head Chef, Pub Manager, Corporate Club Manager, Chef Lecturer and Consultant to the Industry in my time and I have loved every minute of it. I am also a father of four amazing children and husband to a loving wife, who has always supported me in my pursuit for the conquering of the un-tamable beast that is real food. I started writing a Blog spot a little over a year ago, in a bid to give others an insight into my world. I have written about my goings on in life and work, posted recipes that have been well received and voiced my opinions on things that have mattered to us all within the industry. I have mainly posted recipes that are traditional in British values and standards, but given an injection of modern flavour to bring it kicking and screaming into the modern day, but without taking away the original factors that made these dishes the backbone of British cuisine. The aim is to eventually create a recipe journal for publishing when the time is right which will be a cross between a cook book and a diary. I am a keen advocate for this Industry where the people give their all to make us greater each day, week, month and year. I do not, however, tolerate those that give nothing, jump in blindly, and consistently create a negative image towards our fair Trade. I am a humble and nurturing Chef, but I do not, and will not suffer fools gladly. As a result of all of this, I have had the good fortune to appear on Television, write for other sites, and I have even been offered my own residency post on a new British Internet TV Food Channel. This is very exciting for me with the social media, computing world expanding all the time, and I have managed to secure a further series where I shall be meeting with some recognised faces to source/catch/kill/forage or buy ingredients and cook together. Interested in taking part? let me know! The reason for me doing this is simple. I aim to multi utilise this to add more items to my site, to show just how far the Chef unity has come in this country and to help create a site dedicated to remote mentoring within our industry. We are a nation of amazing talent who strive for perfection, strive to be the best we can be, and strive to be the best country when it comes to dining. Personally, my future seems very bright,full of promise and excitement, and it's all down to self determination, passion and most importantly of all, the support and friendship I have received from other Chefs and the like that we are fortunate to have dedicating their blood sweat and tears to our great industry. We all should be proud of ourselves and each other. we are a family....albeit one of the most dysfunctional families around, but would you want it any other way? So, come on over, share my journey with me, post some comments, share with others and help keep this industry continue to grow from strength to strength.....No slacking! Speak soon.

 Somersetchef can be found on th web and on twitter

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 25th January 2012

Somersetchef by Jean-Paul De Ronne