What's Hot on Chef+ October 2018

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Can you believe that it's October already? It's been a pretty exciting month of awards including the Michelin Guide UK and Ireland 2019 - you can find out more about the chefs at the newly starred restaurants here

There's also lots of new members joining our website and downloading the Chef Plus app so we'd like to welcome them! Remember, if you upload your images, recipes, videos and news, we'll give you a shout out on our social media channels.

If you've just joined The Staff Canteen, here's some chefs that you should be following this month:

Fabio Barbato 

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Paul McLoughlin

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Top recipe pick of the month

Poor Man's Goose by chef Tom Brown - Great British Menu 2018 Banquet winner recipe

The most popular recipe this month was "Poor Man's Goose" - Tom Brown's main course from this year's Great British Menu Banquet. Inspired by a recipe from the NHS archives, Tom's winning dish was a whole roasted duck with potato croquette and a duck sausage. 

Most read article this month

Michelin Guide Uk and Ireland 2019 - full list of starred restaurants including deletions

The most read article on The Staff Canteen this month (no surprise!) was the Michelin Guide UK and Ireland 2019 full list (including deletions). There were 21 new one Michelin starred restaurants and three new two stars: Core by Clare Smyth, Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs and Moor Hall. Many in the industry were shocked to discover that there were no new three star restaurants in this year's guide.

What foods are in season in October?

October seasonal foods, foods in season in October, Autumn food, seasonal produce, recipes

There's some delicious produce at it's peak in October, including musselsceleriac, duck and pumpkinMake 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 September 2018

Ramon Tomasini, executive chef, F&D Kitchen and Bar, Lake Mary Florida - The Staff Canteen Member of the Month September 2018
Ramon Tomasini

Our Chef Plus Member of the Month for September is Ramon Tomasini. Ramon is the executive chef at the F&D Kitchen and Bar in Lake Mary, Florida. He cooks American food using the freshest produce and taking inspiration from his Puerto Rican heritage. 

For his prizes, Ramon won  a copy of Rogan: The Cookbook by Simon Rogan and The Staff Canteen 10th Anniversary mug.

The Staff Canteen Instagram Takeovers in October/November

Frenchie - The Staff Canteen Instagram Takeover

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, October 18 - National Chef of the Year 2019 winner Kuba Winkowski, The Feathered Nest Inn

Friday, October 19 - Scott Judson, Tom Brown's Brasserie

Sunday, October 21 - Filip Poon,  August's  TSC Member of the Month

Saturday, October 27 - Raymond Blanc, Robin Gill and Ollie DabbousBrain Tumour Research Campaign charity dinner 

Wednesday, November 7 - Loic Carbonnet, Corinthia London

Thursday, November 8 - Loughborough College and Louisa Ellis

Tuesday, November 13 - James Cochran, 1251 Restaurant

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 17th October 2018

What's Hot on Chef+ October 2018