The Staff Canteen is dead.......Long live The Staff Canteen!

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 7th January 2014
We're excited to announce that the new Staff Canteen web site will be going online this week. This means that the site will need to have some time offline whilst we transfer all of the data to the new system and so, during this time, both the app and the web site will be unavailable.

This is currently scheduled for the 9th and 10th January.

It will still be packed with all the great features you've come to expect from the UK's leading networking chef website, such as recipes from members and Europe's greatest chefs, plus video and much, much more. The site will put members' networking and social media at the heart of everything done across the site. A central navigation and communication wall will be the hub of the site and members' profile activity, making navigation and the discovery of content, features and other members much quicker and easier. The new site, built on Ruby on Rails, a platform that boasts names such as Groupon and Twitter, was chosen for its modular approach and build flexibility that will allow further development to take place much quicker than in the past. The Staff Canteen managing director Mark Morris said: "This is a really exciting time, and whilst the development process had thrown up a number of challenges we are delighted with the results which reflects in both design and build other major platforms ensuring that those that use The Staff Canteen will find the user experience similar to other products in the market. This shows our commitment to move forward and it takes our site development investment to over 150k to date and it doesn't stop there."

In these challenging times…

The Staff Canteen team are taking a different approach to keeping our website independent and delivering content free from commercial influence. Our Editorial team have a critical role to play in informing and supporting our audience in a balanced way. We would never put up a paywall and restrict access – The Staff Canteen is open to all and we want to keep bringing you the content you want; more from younger chefs, more on mental health, more tips and industry knowledge, more recipes and more videos. We need your support right now, more than ever, to keep The Staff Canteen active. Without your financial contributions this would not be possible.

Over the last 12 years, The Staff Canteen has built what has become the go-to platform for chefs and hospitality professionals. As members and visitors, your daily support has made The Staff Canteen what it is today. Our features and videos from the world’s biggest name chefs are something we are proud of. We have over 500,000 followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and other social channels, each connecting with chefs across the world. Our editorial and social media team are creating and delivering engaging content every day, to support you and the whole sector - we want to do more for you.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 7th January 2014

The Staff Canteen is dead.......Long live The Staff Canteen!