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Editor 9th December 2013

Hunt for Yorkshire’s best young chef

THE chef and owner of one of only five Michelin-starred restaurants in Yorkshire is searching for the county’s best young chef.  For the second year running, James Mackenzie of the Pipe and Glass Inn, at South Dalton, near Beverley, has teamed up with the Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School and farming company JSR, both based at Southburn, near Driffield, to invite teenage chefs to compete for the Golden Apron 2014. Read more from Yorkshire Post  

More female chefs should be in top kitchens, says Michel Roux Jr

There should be more top female chefs but some kitchens are still ‘stuck in the dark ages,’ says Michel Roux Jr, a judge on 'MasterChef: The Professionals.'  However Roux said despite there being four men in this year's final, women are equally as talented as men, and more needs to be done to get them into higher positions, mirroring his own two Michelin starred kitchen which is run entirely by females. Read more from The Telegraph  

'The haters spur me on': Michelin-starred Tom Sellers on being this year's hottest property

Tom Sellers has a simple message for "all the haters" out there. Because, yes, despite his stellar year, not everyone is a fan; or perhaps it's the success that's to blame. After all, the 26-year-old has gone from hosting a few pop-ups to running a modish, waiting-list- only restaurant in just eight months. And did I mention the Michelin star? Read more from The Independent  

UK's first 'social supermarket' opens to help fight food poverty

Britain's first "social supermarket" opens its doors on Monday, offering shoppers on the verge of  food poverty the chance to buy food and drink for up to 70% less than normal high-street prices. Read more from The Guardian

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 9th December 2013

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