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  1. emmbai90

    What way do you take your chef uniform to work?

    So i'm wondering how some of you who work in resturants take your uniform to work with you? what do you put it in? do you just put it in a plastic bag then in another bag? or do you put it in a clothes bag then fold it up?, i've finally found the right place for help for apprenticeships and...
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    Need help in gaining an apprenticeship in catering

    So i'm totally baffled about where i stand with my experience, all the apprenticeships near me are level 2 NVQ but 99% of them are expecting people to do everything and some of them are only for the finance and stock side of it but i don't want to do the finances and i can't even do the ones...
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    Cook/Chef portfolio Help

    So this week i've gone up and down twice to a care home in my town only to be told the second time they are actually just looking for someone to fill in meaning a temp job and i was pretty much lied to and told it was an apprenticeship so not happy about that, what i noticed though is they...
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    Uniform, equiptment & Tool Bargains

    I thought id make this thread for people looking for bargains on uniforms, equipment and tools, i generally have a knack of finding bargains on things that are the same quality as the more expensive ones, so if you also run across some good items you could post them here, id love it to be a kind...
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    What is the actual point of the higher temp on toasters? lol

    So every time my parents get a new toaster what i notice is we never EVER use the higher temp because it burns it, always the adequate temp is 4 or 5 degrees on all toasters, why have the higher temp when it just burns your toast? lol, the new one my parents just got you have to turn around to...
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    Electronic knife Sharpening or by hand which is better?

    I know this has been discussed a lot but i'm wondering as a beginner in knives and sharpening i know nothing about sharpening knives except you sharpen it on the rim flat ways, i would really like to know what value methods i can use to sharpen my knife set, there is one i've been eyeing and...
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    Making Frosting: How much cream should i add to 8 ounces of chocolate?.

    I'm going to make some chocolate frosting tomorrow for the muffins i will make but i'm not quite sure how much of the whipping cream to heat up to pour over the chocolate to melt it. This is the easiest method for me as i'm not too experienced in melting chocolate and it's just easier and...
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    How do i measure cups into grams?

    I just came across this great Youtube channel called Laurainthekitchen but only problem is she measures a lot in cups, 1/3s, 3/4s and all that but i only know grams, kilograms, liters and mils she makes some yummy things though and i want to make her recipe of choc chip muffins with the sour...
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    Need tips on baking with a toaster oven

    I have a toaster oven id like to bake with as the oven i have isn't that good, if say i was making cakes, muffins or cookies in a toaster oven how would you reccomend baking them in the toast oven? what do you do with the cookie dough to make sure they bake? and what kind of cake can you make in...
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    Tips of looking for restaurants/places that hire for party planning to be hired needed

    I'm about to finish college near the end of next month and i am struggling to come to terms with how on earth i could find a job some where as a cook or helping to organize parties, i just don't know how i'm going to do this all of it is so confusing. I need a job where they can train me some...
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    Looking for a job in catering/ event organizing around Bolton, England

    Hey I'm wondering if anyone around Bolton is hiring for a weekend job ? (i currently go in college 3 days a week but after June I'm more free and could work 5 days) i have been looking for work for quite a few years now and i have had no luck and id like to know if anyone is hiring around where...
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    Does anyone wear 6 in 1 balaclava/snoods?

    I just boaght 2 of these, got a black one but it's more like a hood, i got a pink one with the longer and stretchy material too which should come in the next day or 2, i'm just wondering how do you turn them into a beanie hat?, i got this...
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    Not sure :\

    I've been to college since last january studying catering, the same course really but unfortunatly colleges are no longer fair or just in how they do things, i feel i can't get any further in anything i try and the only thing i will be stuck with is a waitress, i would really love to cook as a...
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    Need the best cookie and cake recipes that works in any oven :P

    I find that all cake and cookie recipes from the Internet i have tried has turned out very horribly, i don't know how to really tell what will turn out great and what won't as i don't entirely know how each bit of ingredients and the amounts used effects the overall cooking process, also our...
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    How to make pastry without touching it so much?

    I make short pastry at college a lot but the problem is my hands go to warm, cold water doesn't work ether, i've even just tried using my finger tips and again my pastry keeps over working because my hands are too warm, i don't know what to do because my lecturer only wants us to use our hands...
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    Color coding knives for health and saftey?

    So i just boaght this knife set It's very good for the price and cuts things so easy and very sharp which is great for a set this cheap :) but i can't use them at college because they are that fussy about health and safty, the actual handles have to be different colors according to what they...
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    Hi from England :)

    Hi my names Emma i just signed up this forum, i am currently studying in catering, i have been studying since January now, i started late in an entry lvl 3 course and i am now re-doing it to get the full qualification, there's still a lot for me to learn but i thought i would sign up here as i...
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