What's Hot on Chef+ September 2018

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As we head into Autumn, the change of season has made for some exciting new menus. We love seeing your dishes and recipes on our Chef Plus app - so much so that we share the very best ones on our social media!

Here’s some members that have caught our eye with their content this month:

Sam Willis

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Renaldo Tan

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Top recipe pick of the month

David Coulson - Great British Menu 2018 - fish course recipe - My Cod, I bet me Mam has seen some trotters

The most popular recipe this month was "My cod, I bet me Mam has seen some trotters" - David Coulson's fish course recipe for Great British Menu 2018. Inspired by his mother who has worked as a chiropodist in the NHS for 22 years, David served a side of North Sea cod with dehydrated pig's trotters and brown crab. 

Most read article this month

The Cross at Kenilworth fined over £25,000 after apprentice chef suffers severe scalding

The most read article on The Staff Canteen this month was the news that the Michelin-starred restaurant The Cross at Kenilworth had been fined over £25,000 after an apprentice chef suffered a severe scalding. The 18-year-old chef was  cleaning an extractor fan when his foot slipped into a fryer full of hot fat. He sustained serious injuries as a result of the accident and the pub pleaded guilty in court.

What foods are in season in September?

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As the seasons change, there's a bounty of new Autumn ingredients coming in this month including plums, marrow and autumn lambMake 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 an array of exciting fish and shellfish seasonal species at the moment, including king scallops, catfish and mackerel.

Member of the Month August 2018

Filip Poon, The Staff Canteen Member of the Month August 2018, Chef Plus,
Filip Poon


Our Chef Plus Member of the Month for August is Filip Poon. Filip is sous chef at the newly opened Restaurant NOI in Stockholm, Sweden. He loves inspiring people with his colourful, creative plates and posts a lot of them on his Instagram account (@filipp8n)

For his prizes, Filip won  a copy of At Home: Easy to Cook Recipes from Nigel Haworth and friends and The Staff Canteen 10th Anniversary mug.

The Staff Canteen Instagram Takeovers in September/October

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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!


Friday, September 21 - Bjoern Wassmuth, German Gymnasium

Sunday, September 23 - Matt Worswick X James Close, The Latymer

Thursday, September 27 - Frederick Forster, Plateau

Sunday, September 30 - Matt Worswick X Tim Allen, The Latymer

Wednesday, October 3 - Merlin Labron-JohnsonThe Restaurant at the Conduit

Thursday, October 11 - Dale Sutton, Frenchie Covent 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 19th September 2018

What's Hot on Chef+ September 2018