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How to Keep Healthy in the Kitchen

Long hours, physically draining work and little time off. These are not the ingredients for a healthy lifestyle. Thousands of chef’s share pictures of them eating a frozen meal in the two minutes they have free; an easy enough joke to empathise with. Humorous as …

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Why You Should Always be Changing Your Menu

Your restaurant’s menu should always be changing. There is something to be said about not messing with a good thing, but this has more to do with ensuring your restaurant stays good- what’s tasty this week may be boring the next. Incorporating new recipes and …

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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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