Chef

Fungal fact: in excess of 350 types of mushroom are consumed by humans

Did you know this about mushrooms?

By Nicholas Robinson

Did you know edible mushrooms are worth £32bn globally and that 2,000 new species of fungi are discovered each year? As well as being valuable to the economy, fungi are vital to almost all parts of modern day life.

Measuring happiness: a review of the mood in the catering sector has been released

Food jobs will be cut to ‘absorb costs’

By Nicholas Robinson

Catering firms are preparing to cut jobs to absorb increasing costs, while a significant proportion of operators claim they do not plan to hire new staff this year.

Quick change: labour turnover among chefs is approximately 40% according to People 1st

How to solve the chef shortage

By Nikkie Sutton

International recruitment, early age intervention and maximising college opportunities are just three of the ways to ease the chef recruitment crisis, according to recruitment experts.

Menu choice: chefs at the Coach in Marlow, Buckinghamshire prepared various courses for the guests

Coach stages dinner date

By Nicholas Robinson

Elite chefs met for the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs regional dinner and enjoyed a taste sensation from three of the very best in their field. Nicholas Robinson reports.