Foodtard #1

Foodtard #1

“I’m a level 5 vegan – I don’t eat anything that casts a shadow” Jesse Grass from The Simpsons   Dietary requirements are everyday life when working in the hospitality industry. There are so many different dietary requirements these days some are a way of life, (by choice) some are just and intolerance, some are allergies that can be deadly and then there are some people say they have an allergy just because...

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Stop killing our industry!

Stop killing our industry!

Stop killing our industry! I have worked in hospitality since I was 14 and 9 months, starting at a deli, then a kitchen porter, moving into an apprentice chef, then chef, studied business marketing management (while working as a chef), then flipped to the dark side of the force and into front of house management of a hatted restaurant. I love the hospitality industry more than most, oh don’t get me wrong we have had our ups and our down, our...

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Suckin’ at somethin’ is the start of gettin’ Good at somethin’

Suckin’ at somethin’ is the start of gettin’ Good at somethin’

  So now that we are all done and dusted with the launch of Young Gun Hospo, the HottestYGH top 24 were crowned and showered with love and affection where do we go from there? What is next for the AMAZING initiative that you were all a part of and braved the horrible Monday winters night for? The first event that we are going to do and play with, is the boys over at Hopkins River Beef; we are going to do a huge beef carving master-class,...

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Leaving so soon?

Leaving so soon?

One of the things that I have never enjoyed is starting a new job and then after a relatively short amount of time, leaving said job and moving onto somewhere new. Starting somewhere new entails a large amount of work getting someone up and running and up to speed with the running of a restaurant, and while there are many of us out there that can pick up the simple basics and table numbers quickly and provide an instant high level of service...

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Can’t we all just get along?

Can’t we all just get along?

The statement above I remember most eloquently came from a ‘Gorgonite’ named Archer (and not my parents) in the very old kids movie called ‘Small Soldiers’ from 98’. Now obviously back then the statement didn’t mean a lot to me, however as strange as the human psyche is, it makes perfect sense to me now and can really be put in place within the hospitality industry. There are few industries where there are so many different parts to...

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Hottest Young Guns of hospo

Hottest Young Guns of hospo

Hottest 100 Young Guns of hospitality… #hottestYGH Far too long have we of the hospitality industry in Australia been asked “When are you going to get a real job?”  For all of those people out there I would like to say to you THIS IS A CAREER not just a job… We in hospitality have the most amazing career opportunities. Can you say that your industry allows you to travel and work? Can you change your shift to suit the needs of your...

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