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Training for a Career in Cookery

Years ago, cookery used to mean baking cakes and perhaps diversifying to cook a few savoury dishes as well. You can now do so much more than that, learning about anything from being a chef in a busy pub kitchen to high-end patisserie. If cooking is your passion, why not make it into your career as well? The easiest first step is to go to a catering or cooking college, where... Read More

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How Mainstream has Veganism Become?

The vegan diet has been growing in popularity for quite some time. More and more people are choosing to adopt a plant-based diet, whether it is for health reasons or ethical reasons. Whilst it used to be a highly uncommon diet, it can now be much harder to avoid providing a good vegan menu. Has veganism become mainstream? There are now lots of restaurants that are offering a... Read More

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Putting Together a Menu – What to Consider

Putting together a menu is a tricky thing to do. It’s hard to please everyone and you will need to get a good balance of dishes. Here are some tips for creating that perfect menu: Have some variety. There will be dishes you want to showcase and that you are brilliant at cooking, but they just won’t suit everybody. Make sure you have enough variety in your... Read More

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Are you Competitive Enough to be a Chef?

Working as a chef is one of the most aspirational careers in the catering and food industry. It is a career choice that is made by many highly competitive, driven and talented cooks who want to share their passion and skills with the world. If may be rewarding but it is certainly going to be difficult. Having a catering of cooking qualification will help in your ambitions to... Read More

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How to Host a Dinner Party

A dinner party is a good occasion to meet with friends, enjoy good food and drink and catch up with each other. If you are hosting, it might seem like quite a stressful experience, as there is a lot to prepare and cook. Here are some tips to dinner party success: Create a varied menu. Not all of your guests will like the same thing. Make sure you cater for different tastes... Read More