Off The Menu

06 Apr: Cooking channels & chef apprenticeships

TV chefs were respected, and they were very skilled at what they were doing, but then we hit the “boy band era” of the late 90s and if you were good looking, had a bit of personality and could boil an egg or grill a piece of fish, you got yourself a show. Did TV kill the apprentice chef?

01 Apr: Coronavirus impact on restaurants

Carnage seems the only way to describe what lies ahead in an industry where most need tomorrow’s trade to pay yesterday’s bills. Are we going to see a very different restaurant industry post this pandemic?