To School or Not to School

Recently one of my readers, Kimberly (check out what she’s doing on her blog), requested my experience with culinary school. In the industry more and more people are getting a formal education. That being said, there are certainly still those who have attended the school of hard knocks. It is a rare industry where education … Continue reading

If I Had Only Known

Night Before Culinary School Started

Dear Greg, It is me, you, from the future. It is 2012, you have been out of school for less than a year and already you have been offered your first job as Sous Chef! Great work, you deserve it. You proved yourself by showing up at day one ready to go, taking initiative, working … Continue reading

Duck Liver Paté

Duck Liver Pate

Offal is definitely a passion of mine, as you can see in my previous post titled You Eat Meat, Right?. This Duck Liver Pate is a pretty good introduction to the taste of liver. The thyme and red wine give the pate a great nose, the honey makes it nice and sweet, and the smooth … Continue reading

So You Want to Date a Chef: Date Night!

My fiancee, Jessica, has written another instalment of her series, So You Want to Date a Chef. Be sure to check out the previous posts in the series, as well as her blog and website. Living with your partner often means you have chances to connect with them intermittently throughout the day. Although I am … Continue reading

Ode to the Dishies

Dish Pit

The dishies. Dishwasher, hey boy, you there, dish bitch, pit pig, etc. This post is to honour all of the dish washers out there who bust their ass every night. By far, the dish washer is the most overworked, underpaid and unappreciated employee in a restaurant. Beyond this, their job is very difficult to do, … Continue reading

What to Expect

I thoroughly enjoyed the first article I wrote about what to expect in the food industry, and as a result I have decided to make it into a returning series! From time to time I will write about the realities faced by those in the food industry, and provide my thoughts and any advice I … Continue reading

Prep List Wednesday!

2000

A big thank you to all my readers/subscribers as The Chef Life passes 2000 views! Your support and curiosity has been inspiring. Stay tuned, so much more to come!!

Book Haul Bloopers

Here for your viewing enjoyment! Check out the bloopers from our culinary book haul. Yay!

Prep List Wednesdays! +Bonus!