What's Hot on Chef+ May 2018

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Hello from Cooking Towers!

We’ve been celebrating our tenth birthday this month and some of our followers have won limited-edition mugs, signed by top chefs. Make sure you're following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to enter!

Remember to follow your fellow chefs on here too, to keep up to date with their latest posts. Here's some members that we've been following this month:


Carlos Alvarez

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Chris Papayannes

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Simon Edwards

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Top recipe pick of the month

vegan foie gras
Vegan 'Faux' Foie Gras 
by Alexis Gauthier


The most popular recipe this month was Vegan 'Faux' Foie Gras recipe by Alexis Gauthier. Alexis worked with plant-based company BOSH! to create this vegan alternative to foie gras using lentils, walnuts and shallots. 

Top cocktail recipe of the month

Summer's garden cocktail at The Petersham restaurant, vodka cocktails, kiwi, lime, drinks, recipes
Summer’s Garden cocktail at
The Petersham Restaurant


The most popular drinks recipe this month was this vibrant vodka-based cocktail from The Petersham Restaurant in Richmond. For the Summer's Garden cocktail, they've combined the alcohol with kiwi puree, lime juice and sugar syrup, then served it with ice and garnished with a pansy. We're sure this will be a hit going into the warmer months!

What foods are in season in May?

May seasonal food, whats in season in may, seasonal ingredients, Spring foods

We're loving all of the seasonal Spring produce at the moment, including lamb, asparagus and apricotsMake 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 a wealth of fish and seafood species in season in April, including mackerel, rainbow trout and monkfish. 

Member of the Month April 2018


John Subritzsky, executive chef, Restaurant Seven Oceans, The Staff Canteen Member of the Month April 2018, Chef Plus,
John Subritzky


Our Chef Plus Member of the Month for April is John Subritzky. John is originally from New Zealand, but he currently works as executive chef at Hansa Apart Hotel Regensburg and Restaurant Seven Oceans. Whilst at work, John cooks modern, upscale dishes like Octopus terrine and Beluga lentil salad, at home he's partial to a pork pie! 

For winning, John will win a copy of Roots, the debut cookbook by Tommy Banks and of course, The Staff Canteen mug!


The Staff Canteen Instagram Takeovers in May /June

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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!


Sunday, May 20 - Richard Bainbridge (Benedicts) with guest chef, Glynn Purnell

Monday, May 21 - Daniel Fletcher, Fenchurch at Sky Garden, London

Tuesday, May 22 - Alex Jackson & Ollie T Celton, Babette, Stockholm  (Paul Bocuse Legacy Dinner)

Wednesday, May 23 - Shane Louw, Mont Rochelle, South Africa

Thursday, May 31 - Sam Ashton-Booth, Stem, London

Friday, June 1 - Asimakis Chaniotis, Pied à Terre, London

Wednesday, June 6 - Anthony Wright, L20 Hotel School, Liverpool with guest chef, Gary Usher

Thursday, June 7 - Ben Tish, The Game Bird at The Stafford, London with guest chef, Lisa Goodwin-Allen

Friday, June 15 - Scott Barnard, Crockers Chef's Table, Tring

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 16th May 2018

What's Hot on Chef+ May 2018