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The World's Most Expensive Chef Knives

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Saji Craft Santoku 180mm Price: £499 A more affordable option than the rest of our selection, but nonetheless worthy of a mention. This well-balanced knife is practical, as well as aesthetically pleasing. ‘Santoku’ translates as ‘three benefits’, referring to its ability to be equally effective at slicing, dicing and mincing. Available from the Japanese Knife Company. Tsukasa 270mm White Steel Enryu Kurouchi Damascus Wa-Gyuto Price: $2,500 (£1,460) Japan is famed for its fine quality blades made by master craftsmen and this is the second of our selection from the Land of the Rising Sun. Made in Sanjo by Tsukasa Hinoura, this white steel knife is...

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18 Reasons Why Marco Pierre White Is Ultimately The Best Chef Of Our Generation

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1. He was the youngest ever chef to win three Michelin stars 2. Because he nails it on the head when he says stuff like this... " 'Celebrity chef' makes me think of talentless people with big personalities. " 3. He trained Gordon Ramsay, and is alleged to have made him cry as an apprentice 4. One chef complained about being too hot in the kitchen so Marco cut the back of his jacket and trousers off so as more air could get in. The chef worked like that from then on. 5. Because he has risen to the top...

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12 GIFTS THAT CHEFS REALLY WANT

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1. VENDORS WHO LIVE UP TO THEIR PROMISES The right product, at the right time, in the right condition is not always a given from the vendors that a chef works with. More often than not “Trust” is not something that can be assumed. 2. A KITCHEN TEAM WHERE EVERY COOK SHARED IN THE PASSION FOR FOOD Chefs typically build their reputation on the passion they have for ingredients, styles of cooking, flavour profiles, creativity and consistency. Life would be much simpler if every cook shared this passion for the craft and the product. 3. COST CONTROL WOULD BECOME EVERYONE’S...

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CHEFS SHARE 26 RIDICULOUS CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS

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26 RIDICULOUS CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS Is the customer always right? Well having a read of these stupid customer complaints shared by chefs on the ChefTalk forum we have to say we’d struggle to defend that pillar of customer service to the letter. These have to be some of the most ridiculous customer complaints we’ve ever encountered. Enjoy!   PrarieChef I had a guest order spaghetti last night. Complains to the server. No ... not flavour. It tasted great. Not portion size ... that was fine too. No ... my spaghetti is too short. I need to modify my menus so that guests know...

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Chefs Share 59 Of The Stupidest Orders Ever!

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Here then are our ultimate favourites, 59 of the stupidest food orders ever. We would love to hear yours! If you follow us you'll know that we love to share the stupidest food orders ever received! Here are a few from the Cheftalk Forum. Chadateit My personal favourite was a banquet order for a Caesar's salad (for a party of about 100 people) that, 20 minutes before plating, was updated saying that the Caesar dressing couldn't have anchovies, garlic, or egg. What do you even say to that? Just Jim "I'm very allergic to garlic, is there any in the special?" "Yes, there...

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