What's Hot on Chef + April 2019

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Top of the morning to you chefs!

While most of the UK is getting excited for bank holiday weekend, those working hospitality are bracing for one of the busiest weekends of the year – though possibly not quite so bad as the Christmas period, when chefs still only get between five and six hours’ sleep.

April has been another cracking month at The Staff Canteen: we hosted another of our networking lunches at The Devonshire Arms in Yorkshire and we took a panel of chefs to University College Birmingham to talk to the industry’s young minds about the issues affecting hospitality today.

Follow-us on Facebook to watch our video round-up of the networking lunch - and if you’d like to join us at the next one on May 16th at Paul Foster’s Salt in Stratford-Upon-Avon, fill in this survey.

Speaking of Paul Foster, this week the chef had another bone to pick with TripAdvisor, when the company refused to take down a review alleging he’d dropped his trousers in front of a customer and threatened their grandmother with a knife. Meanwhile, Gordon Ramsay shared some of his wisdom on how to stay balanced as a chef, and Craig Millar explained what he meant when he called customers out for being 'fuckwitarians.' 

Remember to share your images, news and recipes on your TSC profile too as we'll share them on all of our social media channels! Here's our pick of chefs to follow on the app this month:

Tunde Abi

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Owen Morrice

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Dave Garcia Herrera

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Top recipe this month

Deep-filled apple pie by Julie Jones

deep filled apple pieGet your hands on the recipe here

 Top story this month

The most read story on The Staff Canteen this month came with the news that Heston Blumenthal’s food empire doubled its losses in the past year, begging the question of what the repercussions of rising labour and food costs across the UK are likely to have on smaller businesses.

What foods are in season this month?

Plaice, sea trout and banana are among the produce in season this April. Check out our latest seasonal update, where Koppert Cress have suggested the perfect garnish for each of them. 

Member of the month

Here at The Staff Canteen, we feature a different member every month who we think deserves to be celebrated - the winner for March was Przemyslaw Langiewicz, sous chef at an Italian bistro in Corby, Northamptonshire. 

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Do you want to be the next Member of the Month, a feature sponsored by Essential Cuisine? Download the Chef+ app  for free now and share your images, videos and recipes for a chance to win The Staff Canteen mug and an Essential Cuisine goodie bag!

The Staff Canteen Instagram takeovers April/May

  • Thursday 25th April: Lee Smith, Samphire
  • Friday 26th April: TSC Member of the Month, February 2019, Rheberson Britto 
  •  Sunday 28th April: Great Chef Nights with Matt Worswick x Mark Abott
  • Tuesday 7th May: Richard Bainbridge x Simon Hulstone @ Benedicts
  • Thursday 9th May: Mark Sargent, guest chef at The Coast 
  • Sunday 12th May: Great Chef Nights with Matt Worswick x Mikael Villjanen 
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Editor 17th April 2019

What's Hot on Chef + April 2019