When you have career-related problems - the kind of problems that involve other people such as leadership issues, soft skill shortcomings, communication problems and decision making - you will need a mentor.
Keeping your kitchen clean and tidy will not only keep stress levels down during busy service times but also enable you to find ingredients and utensils quickly and easily. The simple art of Mise en place will help you declutter your kitchen, so you and your team can get plates out to your customers quicker.
Working long, grueling hours is often considered a necessary part of any chef’s life. However, in the pursuit of excellence in the kitchen, chefs may find that 12-hour workdays can take a toll not only on their physical health but their personal relationships as well.
Many chefs are usually sleep-deprived and tend to have no social life outside of their work environment. Whether you’re just starting out on your hospitality training or have been working as a chef for many years, you must be able to manage your time wisely in order to handle long hours at work.
Here are some tips to keep yourself in good shape physically, mentally and emotionally.
A career in hospitality is rewarding in many different ways; it’s a dynamic industry, with the flexibility to move anywhere in the world, advance quickly and meet new people every day. But, a life of working in hospitality can have an effect on other areas of your life: namely, relationships.
Whether it’s friendships, romantic partners, or making sure you catch up with your mom once a week, finding the time and energy to maintain relationships out of work can be tough.
We have put together a list of health and wellbeing tips to remember when it all seems too difficult to juggle.
One of the most important lessons that a chef or cook can master is mise en place. You may be thinking: what on earth is mise en place, and why are we speaking in French?
Don’t worry, we’ll explain everything.
Topics: Tips for back of house