chef's knives

Chef’s knives: get a handle on the blades

Are you a fan of cooking shows? Just watching the finesse and dexterity of chefs in action is enough to make anyone in awe of their work (let alone meals). The greatest kept secret to …

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entrepreneurial careers

3 Entrepreneurial careers to pursue as an amature chef

So, you’re about to finish your studies at 1000 Hills Chef School, and embark on an exciting new journey into the wide world of food. There are many entrepreneurial careers open to young chefs that …

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chef career

An interview with Chef Sgazo about pursuing a chef career

Chef Sgazo is a current Chef lecturer and former student of 1000 Hills Chef School. He graduated after two years with four internationally recognised culinary diplomas under his belt, and hit the food industry running! …

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best chocolate desserts

Pastry chef techniques for making the best chocolate desserts

Calling all chocoholics! In celebration of National Chocolate Pudding Day, we’re indulging ourselves in five dessert techniques every pastry chef needs to produce the best chocolate delicacies around. So, if you have a pastry chef …

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Unleash your inner foodie with inspirational culinary shows

Sitting at home? This time cooped up solo may be a blessing in disguise. You can use it to further your love of food, and learn how to cook your own exquisite dishes. It’s as …

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chopping board colours

Slicing and dicing: Chopping board colours and their meanings

Have you ever wondered why chefs use different coloured chopping boards in professional kitchens? And no – the colours are not for fun. They actually have an important purpose, and ensure safety in the kitchen …

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