What kind of skills and character traits make up a great chef? We bet it’s a different set of answers per diner; after all, we’re all looking to have our very own set of boxes ticked when we go out for a meal.
You don’t just need to know a thing or two about food to get the role as a Great British Menu judge; you have to live, eat (well, literally!) and breathe it. It’s something the trio of judges on the hit TV show know only too well, with each of them beginning their careers some years ago before working their way up the culinary ladder to get to where they are today.
Ever watched a cookery programme and thought ‘I can make that’, only to later have a go and discover it wasn’t quite as easy a recipe as it looked? Well, we’re flipping that situation on its head today, by bringing you some quick and easy recipes that are much simpler to make than you’d expect.
If you’ve ever imagined yourself slipping into chef’s whites and heading for a day’s work in the hustle and bustle of a restaurant kitchen, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll also know that people rarely just walk into a role as a chef; it takes time, training and lots of dedication.
So, you want to be a chef? One of the best things you can do to develop your knowledge of fine dining is simply visit some of the best restaurants London has to offer. Of course, we’re not just talking about: ‘oooh, that’s a nice place to go for a spot of dinner’; instead, we mean the big players, those destined to become the best of the best via their ever-rising number of Michelin stars.