What's Hot on Chef+ November 2018

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Essential Cuisine logo nostrapHello from Cooking Towers!

The colder weather is definitely here to stay and we're fast approaching the busiest season. We want to see your festive menus and recipes and we'll share the very best ones on our social media channels!

Here's our pick of members you should be following this month:

Shauna O'Keeffe

Shauna O'Keeffe chef, The Staff Canteen

Onik Minasian

Onik Minasian, chef, The Staff Canteen

Saša Vojnović

Sasa Vojnovic, chef, The Staff Canteen

Top recipe pick of the month


The most popular recipe this month was Pumpkin and Sage Soup by Francesco Mazzei, chef patron of Sartoria, Radici and Fiume. This creamy, seasonal soup is sure to be a hit in the restaurant, or at home after a long sleeve.

Most read article this month

andrew fairlie

The most read article on The Staff Canteen this month was especially sad as top Scottish chef Andrew Fairlie stepped down from his restaurant at Gleneagles due to a terminal cancer diagnosis. Chefs across the country were posting messages of love and support for Andrew and his family on social media - you can read them here.

What foods are in season in November?

November seasonal food

There's some sturdy produce that's still going strong in November, including clementines, venison and datesMake 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 October 2018

Pierre Schaffer
Pierre Schaeffer

Our Chef Plus Member of the Month for October is Pierre Schaeffer. Pierre is executive head chef for CH&CO Workplaces at a bank in the City of London. He specialises in French cuisine with some modern fusion. 

For his prizes, Pierre won  a copy of   Bo Bech's new book 'In My Blood' and The Staff Canteen 10th Anniversary mug.

The Staff Canteen Instagram Takeovers and Facebook Lives in November/December

We know that you guys love our Instagram Takeovers and Facebook Lives, 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, November 22nd - Greg Newman, The Kings Hotel 

Saturday, November 24th - Thomas Rhodes, executive head chef, Twickenham Stadium

Monday, November 26th - Jocelyn Herland, executive chef, Le Meurice

Tuesday, November 27th - Rohit Ghai, Facebook Live tour of Kutir

Wednesday, November 28th - Jean-Francois Imbert, restaurant director, Midsummer House

Thursday, November 29th - Damien Wager and Tony Casey, The Bunch of Grapes

Tuesday, December 4th - James Cochran, 1251 Restaurant

Wednesday, December 5th - Kieren Stienborn, The Falcon 

Friday, December 7th - Aurelie Altemaire, Bokan

Thursday, December 13th - Old Compton Brasserie

Saturday, December 15th - Aaron Dalton pop-up

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 21st November 2018

What's Hot on Chef+ November 2018