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YOUR KITCHEN IS RESTAURANT-COOK AT HOME!

This is where I work but your kitchen is restaurant too. So cook at home! The covid19 crisis will see many re-evaluating how they spend their social lives More now do we realize.the importance of family and close friends as we establish ourselves in the new normal Kitchens throughout...

JIGSAW PUZZLE TERMS-GASTRONOMY

Is a langoustine a Dublin Bay prawn, Norway lobster or scampi? Jigsaw puzzle terms- in gastronomy I have worked as a chef in some of the top hotels and restaurants in the world besides my own Michelin restaurant in the Caribbean and former chef to Elton John. Depending upon...

TECHNOLOGY NEITHER GOOD NOR BAD-NEUTRAL?

TECHNOLOGY NEITHER GOOD NOR BAD, OR NEUTRAL? This is a topic that many of us may muse over. I am seasoned chef with over 40 years in the industry having worked in many of the worlds top restaurants and hotels as well as serving as chef to Sir Elton...

HOW DID RESTAURANTS BEGIN

How did restaurants begin? An insight into Gastronomy Gastro=Stomach: Nomia=Laws “Whenever you eat somewhere and a few months later you remember what you had, that’s a great meal. That’s very important. If you don’t remember what you had, then something was wrong. You didn’t eat; you were fed.”-Andre Soltner,...

DO YOU FORGIVE YOURSELF CHEATING?

  Often referred to as custard and too often made with packet mix; horrible orange color, disgusting taste and gloppy texture- so be honest- do you forgive yourself for cheating? Crème Anglaise! In all my forty years as a chef, working in some of the worlds top restaurants and former chef...

BEST GOURMET CHOCOLATE-ZCHOCOLATE REVIEW

How I discovered the Best Gourmet Chocolate in the world. By Patrick, Michelin chef in Caracas After retiring from my position as chef to Sir Elton John, I moved to Venezuela and with the financial support of multi millionaire Gonzales Gorrondona, owner of the largest banking network in South...

POINT SALE SYSTEMS-REVIEW

Point Sale Systems Restaurants-also referred to as POS or Point Of Sale. I will put into perspective some key elements of this topic based on my own personal experience of forty years as a restaurant owner and executive chef all over the world. Look before you leap meaning that...

CREATE A PLAN B FOR THE CHEFS

Create a plan B for the chefs? This is the biggest challenge we chefs are going to face in our lifetimes! Cruise ships sinking: There are up to 300 chefs on large ocean going cruise ships. The cruise ship industry served some 30 million passengers in 2019 and was...

HIDDEN IN THE FRIDGE

        Did you ever find something hidden in the fridge that you had totally forgotten about and had to bin?It illegal throw away money, yet surveys have shown that nearly half (44%) of Americans have found an item in their fridge in the past month that...

WHY CUSTOMER NOT ALWAYS RIGHT-ESCOBAR

I left London and my job as chef to Elton John and opened a Michelin star restaurant in Caracas named Patrick, that I ran for ten years during the 80s, Many of the rich and famous passed through its doors. I greet first lady of France in above pic...