Stress Makes People Stupid

Stress Makes People Stupid

"A management consultant once said; stress makes people stupid... when emotionally upset, people cannot remember, attend, learn or make decisions clearly" (Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence, Bloomsbury, 1996). Stress is an intrinsic part of fine dining kitchens, its effects can push…

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The Daily Test

The Daily Test

The service is a daily test of a chef's dedication to their work. Organised preparation and self discipline are key to operational success. Mise en place; preparation should be treated by the chef in the same manner in which students…

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The Kitchen As A Battlefield

The Kitchen as a Battlefield

Kitchens around the world, regardless of their cuisine, face many of the same challenges. The relationship between quality and pressure seem to go hand in hand on an upward trajectory as chefs strive to continually refine and improve their trade.…

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