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    Not getting credit as head chef - Not sure how I feel about this

    I started as a private chef during culinary school in luxury lodges, not long after going straight to head chef and responsible for co-ordinating chefs into 5 houses to cook for vip guests. All menus are designed by me and new chefs taught by me but I dont get recognition. The new chefs take it...
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    Controlling Food Waste in Kitchens

    Hi all, it's been awhile. Im the head chef and want to know how other chefs track down food waste or theft of food in a kitchen? For the food waste Ive started a booklet, which I've asked my chef to write in if he's made mistakes on recipes or is...
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    Controlling Food Waste in Kitchens

    Hi all, it's been awhile. Im the head chef and want to know how other chefs track down food waste or theft of food in a kitchen? For the food waste Ive started a booklet, which I've asked my chef to write in if he's made mistakes on recipes or is throwing out food, that could possibly frozen...
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    Executive chef

    would a personal or private chef earn more than an executive chef ?
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    Executive chef

    Hey guys, this is an awesome response, thank you all so much!
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    Executive chef

    Hi Everyone, Its been awhile since I've been on here, so its good to be back. Im from NZ and was just wondering as Im in negotiations with my income and would like to know a few things. I work in luxury accommodation and do in house catering to a very high level. Some days can be as long as...
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    Am I being unrealistic

    I appreciate you're feed back. You have all given me a lot to think about and move forward with. I never saw this coming the fact that it's totally upset me, maybe I need to treat it as a job, I wouldn't have to go through the emotional roller coaster. Thanks again....
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    Am I being unrealistic

    I have trained him religiously for 9 months, he gets me but it's just a job and not a passion......
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    Am I being unrealistic

    I was told to give him two weeks training where he does some breakfast dishes for other workers as if they were guests. Food wasn't to my standards but they couldn't fault it, and yet showed them what it should be. Aaarrrgggghhhh I'm over it, feel like I'm losing the battle .....
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    Am I being unrealistic

    Yeah she is my manager....
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    Am I being unrealistic

    I do need to put a stop to it yes.
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    Am I being unrealistic

    I'm the head chef and she is the guest service manager.
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    Am I being unrealistic

    The same breakfast in both pics which would you prefer?
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    Am I being unrealistic

    How do I do you mean. I tell him it's not good enough manager tells him it's lovely???
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    Am I being unrealistic

    Yeah it's a lot of money, but people pay for this as it's all organic farm to table meals. This young chef I associate with a robot hard and fast no finesse or creativity. I would prefer him to design his own dishes and then he can take full responsibility.
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