Hey Chef…how do I store fresh herbs?

Hey Chef…how do I store fresh herbs?

There are some conventional ways of storing fresh herbs nowadays, but I like to keep them handy, at arm’s length, for easy use in the dish that I would be constructing at the time. I trim off any loose leaves, like the ones that are wilted and that have gone brown...
Visiting the A&P Show…

Visiting the A&P Show…

Wednesday 9th November 2016, a hot day with temperatures at a sweltering 28 degrees, perfect to visit the Canterbury A & P “Country’s Coming to Town” show. A great venue with an amazing vibe, catering for everyone!  Whether you and your family just want to go have...
Hey Chef, how do I choose a chef’s knife?

Hey Chef, how do I choose a chef’s knife?

As any job that requires tools e.g. mechanic has spanners and wrenches, a carpenter has chisels and a block hammer, when you start your career out as a trainee in any kitchen as a chef; you want to have the correct tools for the job. By far, the most important tool...
What Inspires You?

What Inspires You?

Being a Chef in the industry for many years, how does one still stay inspired? To be fortunate to travel around the world and meet the old, but not forgotten and the new upcoming prodigies in our culinary world as we know it today!  The masters who maintain and keep...
How the food world keeps on evolving – Food Fashion!

How the food world keeps on evolving – Food Fashion!

Having spent last weekend at the Auckland Food Show New Zealand, I was surprised at the number of “new” products on the market, which are very much aligned with the Paleo, Banting and Low Carb, High Fat eating trends we are seeing now. Everyone I have met recently is...
Food Glorious Food

Food Glorious Food

I once met a caterer on a Sunday in her back yard with dishes piled high being washed by a number of employees and tables laden with amazing food, salads, bread, cold meats, and desserts to die for and then her husband drove in and handed out to everyone a McDonald’s...