What Is A Temp Chef?

Temp Chef, Temporary Chef, Relief Chef

Today I thought I would share with you what a Temp Chef is (otherwise known as a Temporary Chef or a Relief Chef). Rather than just doing it by myself I thought that I would coordinate my team to tell you 1 by 1 what they think a Temp Chef is.. Orla Murphy- Chef ConsultantRead More »

7 Traits of Successful Restaurant Managers

Rest Manager

Restaurant management is a difficult task. The long hours, hectic atmosphere and constant interaction – often in tight spaces – are suited to specific personality types and characteristics. Successful restaurant leaders exemplify a variety of management skills. Whether you’re a restaurant owner looking to hire a new manager, or a restaurant manager who wants toRead More »

Reboot Your Brand This Autumn


The nights are drawing in and the air is crisp. The shops have been selling Christmas products since the end of the school holidays. Autumn is well and truly here. With Summer now a distant memory your menu and your restaurant should reflect the change in seasons. It you haven’t done so already, now isRead More »

Home Made Toffee Apples

Toffee Apple

Nothing beats the crunch of a toffee apple on a crisp autumnal evening, and these taste so much better than shop bought. Ingredients 8 Granny Smith apples 400g golden caster sugar 1 tsp vinegar 4 tbsp golden syrup Skewers of lollipop sticks Method 1. Place the apples in a large bowl, then cover with boilingRead More »

Why Good People Walk Out

Tired Chef

First, we need to understand the eight worst things that managers do that send good people packing. 1. They Overwork People Nothing burns good employees out quite like overworking them. It’s so tempting to work your best people hard that managers frequently fall into this trap. Overworking good employees is perplexing; it makes them feelRead More »

Restaurant Quick Tips


Does the restaurant or pub you have just taken over suffer from a bad reputation? Is it dirty, tacky, or just run down? You won’t attract the right customers if you don’t have the right image. But the good news is, image problems can be fixed. Below are some things to consider about the imageRead More »

It’s all about the Money..

Finding Money in a Restaurant

Money Problems. Let’s face it everyone encounters money problems in some shape or form at some time. It must be the single most stressful thing managers and operators have to deal with, but there are ways to ease the stress from financial matters arising in your business. Can you get a better deal from aRead More »