With regard to the loyal and hardworking staff I have been lucky enough to employ over the last two years, I realise I should have given them more acknowledgment here. I didn't think I needed to clarify this in a public space, as I am now good friends with a number of them, and as I talk to them in everyday life, they know how much they are appreciated and liked. Obviously, I now see that the 'public' could misinterpret this within this blog.
What I was trying to do was blog about some insights I have learned about the hospitality industry and how elusive consistency is in trying to produce great food.
Unfortunately the best staff in this business are either a) unaffordable skilled and experienced chefs or b) people who have great talents elsewhere, but can apply themselves to the job, as they are hardworking, bright and passionate. I usually employed type b. Which meant I lost the best of them back to their full time university studies. And they all eventually move on to pursue their own personal ambitions and adventures (or they get poached ;0).
So HUGE thanks to my lovely staff, you know who you are!!!! I couldn't have done it without you! Jxx