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How to Get a Kitchen Promotion

So you’ve made it through the door! Well done on getting your first gig at a proper restaurant. As is the norm with starting out in a restaurant, you’re pretty much at the bottom of the food chain. Being a sous or executive chef seems …

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How to Open Your Own Restaurant

The dream for many chefs is to one day open and operate their own restaurant. Opening a restaurant is more than just the food however, and there are a number of obstacles to overcome before you can open your doors. Today we’re going to lay …

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Hearing from a Hurst Graduate: Chef Halima Ferreira

This week we’re hearing from one of our Hurst Graduates, Chef Halima Ferreira. Halima will be coming back to Cape Town soon after years of exciting work and travel abroad. We are very proud of our graduates, and all that they go on to accomplish …

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A Quick Look at Health and Safety

Health and safety is one of the most important things you’ll learn at culinary school. Kitchen safety awareness is crucial during food preparation and cooking, as well as during clean-up and daily kitchen use. Understanding the hazards present in the kitchen can help you avoid …

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How to Choose the Right Culinary School for You

Choosing which culinary school to attend is an important decision. To say that it’s the most important decision you’ll ever make is putting a lot of pressure on you and the institution you attend, but it’s certainly a key one. At a base level, all …

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What Type of Kitchen Should you Work in?

Today we’re going to briefly set out the pros and cons of two of the main places chefs are likely to find work: in restaurants and in hotels. We’ll give you a brief idea of what each of these types of establishments offer to give …

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