What’s Hot on Chef + in March 2019

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Happy Spring from us at The Staff Canteen, reporting from the editorial desk for you behind the pass!

Just like you, we welcome the prospect of sun kissed ingredients and an end to the long winter months. But let’s be fair, the past month hasn't all been bad: the time for foraging wild garlic is upon us again, and Great British Menu is back.

Plus,  last week, we were joined by chefs Jonathan MacDonald, Stuart Ralston, Nick Briggs and Lorna McNee at ScotHot in Glasgow, and a fortnight ago we celebrated the third edition of the Heat competition on the Island of Jersey, pitting college students up against one another after a year preparing with mentor chefs Rob Kennedy, Lee Smith, Frances Atkins and Paul McKnight. 

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:

James Cathcart

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Michael Coggan

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Rikku O’ Donnchu

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Top recipe of the month

This month's top recipe was a simple dish of cod cheeks cooked in butter shared by the North West Young Chef of the Year cooked by Jamie Bridgett of Cheshire in the final of the competition. 

YCOTY cod cheeks

Top story of the month

The most read article was a damning account of bad TripAdvisor experiences by  Salt chef Paul Foster, describing poor practices by  customers and how easy it is for businesses to write fake reviews to promote their restaurants or to ruin their competitors' reputation.   

What foods are in season in March?

Leeks, red mullet and hake are among the produce in season this month. We've got a brand new seasonal update for you, and Koppert Cress has suggested the perfect garnish for some of the ingredients.

March seasonal update

Member of the month February 2019

Rheberson Britto

Our Chef Plus member of the month is Rheberson Britto, a resident sous chef at the  Tenuta San Pietro in Lucca, Italy. Originally from Brazil, Rheberson moved to London and trained under Javier Lopes at Arbina, as well as Michel Roux Jr and Glynn Purnell

Find out more about him here.

The Staff Canteen Instagram Takeovers in February/March

We know that you guys love our Instagram Takeovers, so check this list and make sure you're following us to go behind the scenes with some of your favourite chefs from around the world!

22/03 - Mark Lawton, La Belle Époque

25/03 - AHDB #Watercresschallenge with chefs

  • Chris Wheeler, Humphry's
  • Daniel Britten, private chef 
  • Eddie Kilty, freelance chef
  • Robbie Lorraine, Grazing
  • Hari Ghotra, food platform author and chef
  • Louisa Ellis, private chef

26/03 - Richard Bainbridge x Tom Aikens 

29/03 - Ben Murphy, Benedicts Restaurant

04/04 Tony Truong, Mei Ume

07/04 Great chefs nights with Matt Worswick x Alex Dilling of The Greenhouse

14/04 Great chefs nights with Matt Worswick x Phil Howard of Elystan Street

If you want to be featured in next month's What's Hot, download our mobile app Chef+ where you can upload your images, recipes, videos and news stories for chefs worldwide to see!

Written by Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox 

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Editor 21st March 2019

What’s Hot on Chef + in March 2019