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Archive for the ‘Competitions’ Category

Do you have what it takes?

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Waiters races have been run all around the world for over a century. It gives those in the profession a chance to demonstrate their professional skills including their agility and balance.

The earliest races started in France which were to recognise waiters for their contribution towards the tourism industry and economy as well as an opportunity to show off their skills to the public!

Now, these races are held around the world and this year in London the race of all races will be held on June 23rd, 2013.
It involves racing by carrying a tray, bottle and glasses, keeping them in place for the whole race. The winner is the Waiter who crosses the finishing line first with tray and contents still in tact.

The course usually runs for approximately 1km and in London the the starting line takes place at Brunswick Square from 10.00am.  The Race starts at 11:00am.

Do you have the speed and agility? Do you have what it takes to be the next champion and have fun doing it? If you’re not inclined to run, check out other activites on the day which you can also organise in your area including, silver service, napkin folding, table lay up and glass recognition.

Find out more at: www.nationalwaitersday.com and follow organisers on Twitter at: @WaitersDay_UK


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Will you be networking with the Best?

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Finding great staff is not the only thing that a good restaurateur needs to keep on top of and is a service that Mise En Place is proud to assit you with!

One also needs to be across the industry suppliers and what new products and services are on offer to ensure your restaurant is offering a top notch service in a cost effective and efficient way.

The Restaurant Show is an industry specific event for all restaurant and foodservice businesses to meet to showcase their latest product and services, as well as compete in The National Chef of the Year, Compass Group Chef of the Year and the Event Caterer Team Challenge.

Philip Howard  from The Square Restaurant (you can also follow Philip on Twitter via @philiphoward8) gives a great perspective of the show:
“I love The Restaurant Show. When busy and cooking in the restaurant, you can become very introspective so it’s important to get out and see what’s happening in the industry. Being at The restaurant Show offers you the opportunity to see the up to date equipment and get a sense for any new trends or ingredients in the market.”
The Restaurant Show will be on from Monday October 7th to Wednesday October 9th, held at London’s Earl’s Court 2 Exhibition Centre.

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Rehoba 2012 Food Photo Competition

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Do you work in the kitchen?

Do you have friends who cook some great looking stuff?

Rehoba have hooked up with Bragard for a great and simple “Meat Main Course photo competition”.

April is already upon us; and things are looking exciting for the coming months:

- Easter
- Queen’s Jubilee
- European Cup of Football

And of course… The Olympic Games!

We have decided to make the run up to Easter fun with a photo competition.

All you have to do is take a picture of your dish which has to be a meat dish and post it here; it’s that simple.

Everyday, together with Raphael Francois, Executive Head Chef of the Connaught Hotel and its 2 Michelin star restaurant Hélène Darroze and Jérome Poussin from Bragard, they will choose the best picture which will be put forward to the final.

From these photos they will select nine runner ups and 1 grand winner.
The winner will win a tailor made Bragard jacket, as well as 2 books by Thomas Keller and there will be a bottle of Prosecco for each of the nine runner ups.

Enough said, we’ll let you start. The deadline for submissions is April 12th.

Best of luck,

Posted By Mise En Place Private Chef Recruitment


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Are you the next Professional Masterchef

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Are you (or do you know) a professional chef who aspires to be a part MasterChef: The Professionals?

Do they wish to achieve world class excellence in the Kitchen and become the UK’s next Professional Masterchef?

The new series will continue to push its contestants to prove they have the ability to cook at the highest levels.  The only way to stand a chance of entering some of the most aspiring kitchens in the world is to enter the competition at:


Entries are open now so download those applications and get cooking!

Posted by Mise En Place Hospitality Recruitment


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British Chefs / Cooks Wanted for a Major US show.

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

British Chefs / Cooks Wanted for a Major US show.

Are you up for the culinary adventure of a lifetime?

Could you hustle your way 4000 miles from Los Angeles to New York City surviving solely on your cooking skills?

Could you trade your expertise in return for food, shelter and travel?

Could you beat your rivals in the very toughest culinary challenges?

Could you cook to survive?

If you have the charm, the charisma and the culinary skills, we at Jamie Oliver’s production company would love to hear from you.

You’ll need to be available in May and June 2012, and be over 18. We’re looking for both males and females, either UK or US nationals.

All chefs will be remunerated for their adventures and a generous cash prize awaits the winner. It’s going to be quite a journey.

To apply please click on the link http://www.castinghouse.co.uk/cw.htm


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England’s Best Burger Challenge 2012

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012


There are two categories for entry:

• Independent (Butcher or Caterer) – open to retail butchers or caterers in England who make and sell their burgers from scratch on the premises.

• Manufacturer – open to manufacturers in England who produce and supply burgers into multiple retailers (branded or own label) or for distribution to foodservice operators.

Burgers can be made from beef, veal, lamb or mutton but must be from an assured source which is compliant with the Red Tractor, EBLEX Quality Standard or an equivalent named quality scheme. There is no limit to the number of entries that can be made, however a fee of £20 (inclusive of VAT) will be charged per entry.

All entries will be assessed in the first round of judging and marks equating to gold, silver and bronze status will be awarded to the highest scoring burgers. Only those achieving gold will make it into the final round of judging where a winning burger will be chosen for each category (Independent and Manufacturer).  We want to know how you can become a Judge!!!!

Entry forms for the ‘Burger Challenge 2012′ are available to download from www.eblextrade.co.uk before the closing date of 24 February 2012.

Only one burger can go on to win the overall title ‘England’s Best’ and that will be awarded to whichever burger in each of the two categories achieves the highest score. The announcement of the winner will be made at the prestigious Meat Management Awards on 24 May in London.

Hugh Judd, EBLEX foodservice project manager, said: “With so many burger varieties and flavour combinations available it’s not hard to see why they are one of the nation’s favourite foods. From minted lamb and herby beef burgers, to veal and pesto or mini mutton burgers, there are many tasty, inspirational flavour combinations around.

“It’s worth remembering that quality is of paramount importance when it comes to meat products, so the judges will be looking for burgers that are made from Quality Assured beef, lamb, veal or mutton.

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