Daily news round up: our selection of food and chef news from the world's press

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Editor 11th October 2013

Coming up next week on The Staff Canteen

Loads of exciting stuff coming up next week on The Staff Canteen including features on Casamia chefs, Jonray and Pete Sanchez; Alyn Williams' sous chef, Richard Mclellan; and head pastry chef of London's Corinthia hotel, Kimberly Lin-McCartney as well as a video of Vivek Singh cooking three dishes from his Westminster restaurant, The Cinnamon Club. We also have an editorial on whether water baths are de-skilling the hospitality industry and we announce the winners of our competition to win three signed copies of the Mugaritz cookbook, so stay tuned!  

One in six has never cooked a meal from scratch

One in six adults has never cooked a meal from scratch, according to a survey, and use packets or jars of ingredients to make evening meals at least four nights a week. Two thirds of people admit they are more likely to reach for ready made options than fresh ingredients according to the survey of 2,000 adults by Co-operative Food. Read more from Mail Online  

Welsh chef wins yet another award for his Heston Blumenthal inspired Indian food

Stephen Gomes, who owns Moksh restaurant in Cardiff Bay and recently opened a second restaurant in Bristol, has been named chef of the year at the English Curry Awards. Read more from Wales Online  

Compass Chef of the Year Awards 2013 results revealed

In the senior competition, development chef Chris Pulfer from Restaurant Associates took gold, James Hart from UCL London won silver, and Shaun Reason from the Royal Military Academy (RMA) Sandhurst took bronze. Read more from Caterer and Hotelkeeper

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 11th October 2013

Daily news round up: our selection of food and chef news from the world's press