Qualifications of A Great Private Yacht Chef

Published on November 24, 2016

Because you can’t hire a new chef once you’re at sea…

Perhaps one of the most important elements of the service onboard a yacht is food.  The food served on board can be the difference between a great or an incredible experience.

It’s important to note that while there are similarities, a yacht chef is quite different from a private chef in your home. At Polo & Tweed we place professional chefs and yacht crew for a living, so we’ve put together this post to help you navigate the qualifications necessary for a great yacht chef. Here are the qualifications of a great yacht chef:

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5 Ways A Weekend Training Course for Your Chef Will Change Your Life

Published on August 2, 2016

A quick refresh = lasting results 

You love food and appreciate a healthy lifestyle but you are also extremely busy. Life without your private chef would be… tough. 

Like many things, the first few months of a personal chef are amazing; New dishes, wonderful food, great service. But like anything, routines set in and the novelty starts to wear off as you slide into a routine.

Your chef is still there, preparing  meals, planning dinners, stocking the larder, but it just doesn’t feel the same anymore. Although the quality of food might still be the same as when the chef first started, it probably doesn’t taste quite as good as it did the first time.

Instead of firing and hiring to revamp your dining experience, consider a weekend training course for your chef to freshen things up. You’ll save time and money while building a stronger and more enjoyable relationship with your personal chef. Not only will your chef come home with new skills and cuisine ideas, they will also be grateful for your investment in them which will be reflected in your food and quality of service.

Here are a few benefits your can expect from a personal chef training course:

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Must Know Tips for Hiring a Part Time Chef

Published on May 19, 2016

Open your home to taste, flavours, and relaxation…

Coming home after a busy, stressful day to find your larder fully stocked, your kitchen bright and clean and a delicious, nutritious and michelin star-worthy meal ready for you to tuck into. Does that sound like a great, but unrealistic dream to you?

Keep reading – as this scenario is a lot closer to reality than you might think. All you need is a Part Time, Private chef for you and your family. By keeping the hours of work part time, it can be much more affordable than you probably assume, and it will open up a whole new world of taste, flavours and relaxation in your own home.

Here are our top tips to find the right Part time chef for your family.

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Must Know Tips for Hiring A Full Time Personal Chef

Published on May 11, 2016

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”  Virginia Woolf

A good meal really can uplift your day, health and spirit. With the world becoming more aware of the benefits and importance of good nutrition and fresh food, it has never been more suited to invest in a personal, full time Chef for your family. Not only can you rest assured that there will always be fresh food prepared to your liking in your household, personal Chefs can open an exciting world of new tastes, flavours and food experiences in the comfort of your own home.

Here are our top tips to find the right full time chef for your family.

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Types of Personal Chefs

Published on April 21, 2016

The many skills and roles of personal chefs…

In modern cosmopolitan cities, we are spoilt with our choice of restaurants, gastro-pubs and fine dining to suit every pallet, diet and taste. From Japanese dishes cooked by a personal chef at your table to a modern French cuisine in a romantic restaurant, global cuisines are a modern luxury. Professional chefs and widespread access to ingredients helps us explore exciting new boundaries within the food world in the setting of our choice.  In London, we are famous for some of the highest calibre of chef and food in the world, with restaurants like Heston Blumenthal Dinner and Gordon Ramsay flagship London restaurant, but we also have amazing personal chefs for in-home dining.

For private homes in London (and around the world), the request to have a personal chef is common and the demand is increasing.  With principals leading busy lives, the need to have food prepared to the standard they require for both themselves and their discerning guests is something that is in high demand.  But where does one begin in the search for a personal chef?  What are the types of personal chefs that exist? Read More

Things You Need To Know Before Hiring A Personal Chef

Published on April 14, 2016

Eating is a necessity, but cooking is an art… Choose the right chef!

The art of cooking is a highly personal thing.  Taste is unique to us all, and no individual is exactly the same in how food is interpreted on the pallet.  From foodies who eat at a whole range of culinary delights to the more straight forward, wholesome approach, no matter what food approach floats your boat, we can all agree that food is a necessity for life!

For many discerning individuals and families, the need to have the correct diet and approach to food can be a driving force and they look to find a personal chef to work for them.  Personal Chef prices, skills and backgrounds, all vary dramatically. No individual is alike in their approach and the level and standard of the personal chef vary dramatically.

Use this guide to help you understand and hire a personal chef.

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