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What Are the Benefits of Being An Agency Chef?

What Are the Benefits of Being An Agency Chef?

In the 21st century, the supply of good and permanent chefs is slinking. Many qualified and experienced chefs are now running their pastry businesses. The few remaining are not ready to commit. As one of them, you might be wondering whether to commit to a permanent...

Which Chef Job Is Right for Your Work Life Balance?

Which Chef Job Is Right for Your Work Life Balance?

If you want to have a good work life balance, do not become a chef. The chef job is a demanding one and requires you to work for extra hours beyond the norm. You will work for up to 80 hours per week without breaks.  Certainly, you have heard about such...

Can A Chef Have A Good Work Life Balance?

Can A Chef Have A Good Work Life Balance?

Realizing work life balance is becoming complicated for many people. Work for more than 40 hours is now a norm in many industries. However, the hospitality and hotel industry workers are the highest culprits of work life balance issues. With competition scaling per...

The Benefits of Being an Agency Chef Post Pandemic

The Benefits of Being an Agency Chef Post Pandemic

In the UK, employers are struggling to find enough staff as businesses continue to reopen.  While this is being felt across all industries, restaurants are finding it particularly difficult to hire enough staff.  This labour shortage puts agency chefs at a...

Why Chefs Don’t Want to Come Back to the Industry

Why Chefs Don’t Want to Come Back to the Industry

As restaurants reopen, businesses are struggling to fill their vacancies, particularly in the back of house.  Chef jobs are in low demand, and restauranteurs do not recall there ever being such a shortage in chefs, while demand has increased...

How you can weather the post covid/brexit chef shortage

How you can weather the post covid/brexit chef shortage

Even before being hit by the double whammy of the Covid 19 pandemic and Brexit, the restaurant business was facing a crisis in chef recruitment. Pre Covid and Brexit, the industry needed to attract 200,000 new recruits just to deal with natural churn. Pre-Brexit...

Is alfresco dining here to stay?

Is alfresco dining here to stay?

As the hospitality industry finally has a date to pin its hopes on, (April 12th) we thought we’d take a look at one of the few (only?) bright spots that the COVID pandemic has brought to the industry – alfresco dining. Eating outside has been a hit – and it will...

Advantages of working as a Chef in Care Homes & Schools

Advantages of working as a Chef in Care Homes & Schools

The Chefs who work the most hours for The Chef Tree Agency are the ones who have a DBS (Digital and Barring Service) and are working in schools, care homes and other establishments where there may be vulnerable people. So, what are the benefits of working in a care...

9 Handy Tips For Young Chefs

9 Handy Tips For Young Chefs

Here are 9 tips for young Chefs who have just started their career, help them get started: 1. Start With The Basics Don’t try and run before you can walk by wanting to cook advanced dishes that you don’t know how to cook. You need to learn the basics first. Become...

Why Choose The Chef Tree For DBS Checked School Chefs?

Why Choose The Chef Tree For DBS Checked School Chefs?

If you are looking for compliant, DBS Chefs to work in your school kitchen, then you have come to the right place. Here at The Chef Tree, we pride ourselves in performing a high number of important checks before sending our Chefs out to schools. We found that...

The Care Home Chef that Cares

The Care Home Chef that Cares

Last week, as part of the ongoing service we provide to one of the UK’s largest Care Groups, Rachel and I were invited into a supplier meeting. This was to discuss a recent inspection that had been carried out. The inspection covered all aspects of their agency needs,...

Need a DBS Checked Care Home Chef?

Need a DBS Checked Care Home Chef?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDTqeouAaFI&feature=emb_logo I wanted to share with you what The Chef Tree do differently with regards to supplying you a Care Home chef. Some Chefs have the following mindset with regards to working in care homes: “I’ve just got to...

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