What's Hot on Chef+ July 2018

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 18th July 2018

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Essential Cuisine logo nostrapHello from Cooking Towers!

It's time for our monthly round up of the very best and most popular content on our Chef Plus mobile app. Whilst things are still pretty hot here in the UK, your dishes and recipes are even hotter and we're loving it!

Here's a select few chefs that we've been following:

Michael Coggan

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Sean Streete

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Matt Waldron

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Top recipe pick of the month

MSC Cod Loin, creamed leeks, tomato & brown shrimp butter recipe by chef Andrei Lusmann

The most popular recipe this month was MSC Cod Loin, creamed leeks, tomato & brown shrimp butter recipe by Andrei Lusmann. With tasty seasonal tomatoes and fantastically flaky fish, it's the perfect dish for summer evenings. 

Top cocktail recipe of the month

Sopwell House's 'Battenberg' cocktail recipe - strawberry puree, pineapple juice, champagne

The most popular drinks recipe this month was an old one from World Cocktail Day 2017. Sopwell House's 'Battenberg' cocktail is made with summer fruits and champagne, but you can also use Prosecco or sparkling wine instead.

What foods are in season in July?

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We all know that July's produce is full of rich flavours and vibrant colours, including cherriesbeetroot and courgettesMake sure you upload your seasonal recipes and images to the Chef+ app, and we'll share the best ones on our social media channels.

There's also some exciting fish and seafood in season in July, including pollack, herring and catfish.

Member of the Month June 2018

Damon Fletcher, sous chef, Allt Yr Afon at Wolfscastle Country Hotel, The Staff Canteen Member of the Month June 2018, Chef Plus,
Damon Fletcher

Our Chef Plus Member of the Month for June is Damon Fletcher. Damon is sous chef at the two AA Rosette Allt Yr Afon Restaurant and Brasserie at Wolfscastle Country Hotel in Pembrokeshire. He loves cooking meat, and describes his food style as 'the use of only a few top-quality ingredients, extracting from them a wealth of flavour, texture and visual impact.'

As his Member of the Month prizes, Damon won  a copy of Where Chefs Eat, a selection of goodies from our app sponsors Essential Cuisine, and The Staff Canteen 10th Anniversary mug.

The Staff Canteen Instagram Takeovers in July/August

The Staff Canteen Instagram Takeover, chefs to followWe 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!

Thursday, July 19 - Diego Jacquet, Zoilo

Tuesday, July 24 - Ben Murphy, Launceston Place with guest chef, Sat Bains

Thursday, July 26 - Khalid Dahbi, BESO

Friday, July 27 - Michael Sutherland, The Tasting Room at Rathfinny Estate

Tuesday, July 31 - Grant Hawthorne, Great Guns Social for their 'Southern Grill by African Volcano' event

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 18th July 2018

What's Hot on Chef+ July 2018