What's Hot on Chef+ January 2019

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 16th January 2019

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And a Happy New Year to all of our followers and partners. We're counting down the days to our first #TSCLive of 2019, which will be at The Professional Kitchen and Foodservice Show at the NEC, Birmingham from 22nd-23rd January. You can register for tickets for the show here.

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:

Markos Kouvaras

Markos Kouvaras, chef, The Staff Canteen

Paul McLoughlin

Paul McLoughlin, chef, The Staff Canteen

Piers Dawson

Piers Dawson, chef, The Staff Canteen

Top recipe pick of the month

michael wignall, the staff canteen live 2019

The most popular recipe this month was Loin of Venison with black pudding puree, black pudding crumb, radish, Jerusalem artichoke crisps & hash and jerk salsify by Michael Wignall. A big fan of game, Michael will be cooking this dish on our live stage at The Professional Kitchen and Foodservice Show in Birmingham next week.

Most read article this month

hospitality sleep over christmas

The most popular story on The Staff Canteen this month was an editorial discussing the lack of sleep hospitality staff get over the Christmas period. Back in 2016, bed brand Sealy published the results of a study into the impacts of sleep-deprivation in the workplace.  We conducted our own polls on our social media channels, and a whopping 72% of participants said that they get less than six hours of sleep a night!

What foods are in season in January?

seasonal update

Turbot, cauliflower and kohlrabi are among the produce in season this month. We've got a brand new seasonal update for you, where Koppert Cress have suggested the perfect garnish for some of the ingredients.

Make sure you upload your seasonal recipes and images to the Chef+ app, and we'll share the best ones on our social media channels.

Member of the Month December 2018

Our Chef Plus Member of the Month for October is Shauna O'Keeffe. Shauna is the sous chef at Nautilus restaurant in Malahide, County Dublin. She was trained by a previous MOTM Alan Higgins and it is the only kitchen she's worked in so far!

Shauna has won a signed copy of Signature Chefs: South West and Channel Islands, some goodies from our app sponsors Essential Cuisine and The Staff Canteen mug.

The Staff Canteen Instagram Takeovers in January/February

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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!

Wednesday, January 16 - Pete Gray, The Hinds Head

Saturday, January 19 - Ask Me Anything with Tim Allen, Flitch of Bacon

Sunday, January 20 - Ask Me Anything with Colin McGurran, Winteringham Fields

Monday, January 21 - MasterChef The Professionals 2018 finalists

Friday, January 25 - Clare Hutchings X Simpsons restaurant

Saturday, January 26 - Takashi Miyazaki,Ichigo Ichie

Monday, January 28 - Francis Fauvel, Ducasse sur Seine

Thursday, January 31 - Rob Kennedy, Compass Group

Friday, February 1 - Neil Robertson, Llangoed Hall Hotel

Tuesday, February 5 - Antony Wright, L20 Hotel School

Wednesday, February 13 - Niall Keating, Whatley Manor 

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!

>>> The app is free to download. 

   

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 16th January 2019

What's Hot on Chef+ January 2019