How to find a chef… for free!

find a chef greenIt’s a bugbear of many publicans, hoteliers and restaurant owners. How do you find a chef who is reliable, level-headed and good at their job?

Morning Advertiser recently reported how the UK catering industry is suffering from a chef shortage.

To make matters more challenging, many pubs have a miniscule – or non-existent – recruitment budget.

But don’t despair! There are a range of effective options to recruit a chef free-of-charge.

In this article, I’ll show you:

  1. How to make the most of word-of-mouth and personal contacts
  2. How to advertise on social media and your website
  3. The 6 best free job boards for finding a chef

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Food safety laws: a guide to your legal responsibilities

pub food safety cutleryAs a pub landlord you must take a meticulous approach to food safety in order to meet your legal obligations.

Ultimately, it’s about the customer. They should be able to enter your pub and order food (or drink) without concern about hygiene standards.

Abiding by food safety laws – and the principles that underpin them – means your customers can wine and dine safely without worry.

Here are 7 food safety essentials you need to cover in order to fulfil your food safety responsibilities: Continue reading →