Search results

  1. smitties009

    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...
  2. smitties009

    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...
  3. smitties009

    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...
  4. smitties009

    Executive chef

    would a personal or private chef earn more than an executive chef ?
  5. smitties009

    Executive chef

    Hey guys, this is an awesome response, thank you all so much!
  6. smitties009

    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...
  7. smitties009

    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....
  8. smitties009

    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......
  9. smitties009

    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 .....
  10. smitties009

    Am I being unrealistic

    Yeah she is my manager....
  11. smitties009

    Am I being unrealistic

    I do need to put a stop to it yes.
  12. smitties009

    Am I being unrealistic

    I'm the head chef and she is the guest service manager.
  13. smitties009

    Am I being unrealistic

    The same breakfast in both pics which would you prefer?
  14. smitties009

    Am I being unrealistic

    How do I do you mean. I tell him it's not good enough manager tells him it's lovely???
  15. smitties009

    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.
  16. smitties009

    Am I being unrealistic

    Thanks everyone, our guests pay $140.00for a continental and cooked breakfast. We have exclusive luxury residences. It's really hard seeing my dishes I've created not the same as I would like it and I feel it's my reputation. So I should really just turn a blind eye, and leave him to it is...
  17. smitties009

    Am I being unrealistic

    Hi everyone, to cut a long story short, Im a head chef and do private catering. I am coming into my 6 th season. Food is very high end. I have had a young assistant chef along side of me for the past 9months. I now have a manager whose knowledge of food is very limited, she is pushing me to get...
  18. smitties009

    Newbie

    Hi everyone, Just a short blurb on me, look forward to meeting more people on here. I graduated from culinary school 5 years ago, after being an at home mum. My children have since flown the coop. Currently I do private chef work in very high end luxury properties, here in NZ. I got the...
  19. smitties009

    herbs to apple shortcake

    Hi everyone, What are some suggestions in changing up an apple shortcake, I was thinking fresh finely chopped rosemary in the shortbread, any other ideas, tips welcomed. Thanks
  20. smitties009

    Loving the Job, Hating your fellow Chef.

    No, but we could be heading there. I can't help but think am I being too hard though.
Top Bottom