What's Hot on Chef+ June 2018

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essential cuisineHello from Cooking Towers!

June is full of dazzling summer produce and we continue to be amazed by your creations. Upload your seasonal dishes and recipes to your profile using the Chef+ app and we'll share the very best on our social media!

Here's some members who have really caught our eye this month:


Mike Carr

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Filip Poon

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Malcolm Church

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Top recipe pick of the month

Wild mushroom espuma and Granny Smith apple recipe by chef Christos Siomadis, The Staff Canteen


The most popular recipe this month was Wild mushroom espuma and Granny Smith apple by Christos Siomadis. This vegetarian dish combines three types of wild mushrooms with a tasty apple gel. 

Top cocktail recipe of the month

The Smoky Bloody Mary cocktail recipe at Hyde Bar

The most popular drinks recipe this month was this punchy tomato-based cocktail from Hyde Lobby Bar at Lancaster London. A slight twist on a classic Bloody Mary recipe, the mixologists have used Ardbeg Scotch Whisky instead of vodka for a smokier flavour.

What foods are in season in June?

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Now that we're entering the summer months, there's an abundance of great produce coming into season including blackcurrants, aubergines and wood pigeon. 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.

In addition to this, there's a real bounty to be found at sea at the moment, with salmon (farmed), sea urchin and brown crab in season.

Member of the Month May 2018

Gareth Jenkins, The Staff Canteen Member of the Month May 2018, Chef Plus,
Gareth Jenkins

Our Chef Plus Member of the Month for May is Gareth Jenkins. Gareth works as head chef at a privately-owned hotel in South-East England. Prior to this he worked events at the Celtic Manor Resort and also had a job as an NVQ assessor in professional cookery!

As his Member of the Month prizes, Gareth won a copy of Room for Dessert by Will Goldfarb, a selection of goodies from our app sponsors Essential Cuisine, and The Staff Canteen 10th Anniversary mug.

The Staff Canteen Instagram Takeovers in June/July

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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!

Thursday, June 21 - Rolf Fliegauf, Ecco Restaurants

Friday, June 22 - Piotr Petras, Hide 

Monday, July 2 - James Holah, Whats For Dinner charity pop-up restaurant for Harrow Food Bank

Tuesday, July 3 - Ivan and Sergey Berezutskiy, Twins Garden

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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Editor 20th June 2018

What's Hot on Chef+ June 2018