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  1. Well done on the 10th place ! ! i loved the qoute in last weeks caterer about "not looking a dick"
  2. No, is the short answer.Restaurants are a tough game at the moment, and the VAT reduction had fuck all effect on trade, or spending in general in my opinion.We have rejigged our menus to reflect the current economy(and time of year), but the VAT reduction played no part.And just to add, when the budget puts up spirits/wine/beer i don't rush out and reprint the wine list.
  3. LOL, bocuse d'or, that shuts me right up doesn't it!
  4. So, you want to swop a star for a full house? (congrats, by the way ,on your retention)
  5. That's brilliant ! Have a very good service tonight!!
  6. Even if it's all legal an above board, it would take some brass neck to go back to suppliers that you owe money for new gear.As for the suppliers, they may be some benefit to be associated with a big name chef, but if it costs you money, there is no real point, is there?
  7. Not as good as that i'm afraid, it spells FOOD on a phone.What dumb fecker thought that one up?
  8. Just as an aside, do you know why it's called 3663?
  9. I would send a wreath, if only the fucking chain would die
  10. Strangely, water sales were high overthe last 10 days or so, and more expensive wines being sold also, so thats the end of the credit crunch finanical meltdown,phew!
  11. Sorry, but it's your life dude, who else can make these decisions for you? Do what makes you happy.
  12. Cornwall didn't too bad, Nathan Outlaw, Seafood Rest, No 6 and Ripleys all mentioned and Porthminster.
  13. Overall, we are having our best year yet, but then we have worked harder than ever before!
  14. The only noticeable difference over this last few months for a tiny independant like me is a massive drop in bottled water sales and a lot of house wine being sold.
  15. Is French TV awash with Celeb Chefs?
  16. Do the current 2 star holders shout about their ambition?
  17. oh don't get me started! everyone of them defines sucess by Michelin Stars. The image of chef has radically changed over the last 20-25 years, much to the good, but not all.Celebrity invades all parts of our culture, but we do seem to have lost the pride in the day to day cooking.The image to the general public is that we are all striving for recognition, fame and the 3 book deal. "if the restaurant is full and has lasted, then the chef is right" Paul Bocuse
  18. It's a complete waste of the BBC's money.Were in a real downturn in the economy, real restaurants are finding it tough, why the hell would some TV Game Show wannabees succeed in a very tough buisness. 1) open restaurant 2) work bollocks off 3) be a success 4) write a book 5) get a tv show 6) become Celeb 7 ) Use new Celebrity to help promote restaurant/s and the TV version 1) Become a TV celeb 2) open restaurant 3)Die on your arse and the fact of the matter is that the kind of people who would actually believe that this would be the their chance in the industry are not the kind of people who are going to suceed. a bit harsh for me, but currently spent 3 days in bad with flu and don't have the patience i normally have
  19. But that is Brit TV in a nutshell. Celebs doing things they are not famous for (Come Dancing, Jungle bollocks thing, etc etc) and "ordinary" people trying to be celebs (Fame Acadamy, Britains got talent etc etc ) Masterchef is a strange mix of the 2.Ordinary chef, wants to be famous so that he can then appear on Celeb Love Island and stop cooking! Personally i wish they would all fuck off back to their kitchens and stop appearing on TV,Can we have a year off from cooking on TV? Obviously with the execption of MPW !
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