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Getting to Know Paul – July’s Chef of the Month

Written on 06-Aug-2018

Congratulations to our dedicated CJUK Chef, Paul, who has been recognised as our ‘Chef of the Month’ for July 2018!

We asked him a few simple questions about his some of his experiences whilst being a chef and being part of our brigade…

Old picture of CJUK Chef PaulHow long have you been a Chef for?

Over 35 years!

Why did you become a Chef?

My mum was a terrible cook so I had to learn…

What is your favourite dish to cook and why?

Long cooks e.g. lamb shanks, they take too long to do at home

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever been asked to cook?

“Rare to well-done steak” for an American customer. They wanted it burnt on the outside but raw in the middle…

Have you ever cooked for a celebrity?

Yes, lots! Steve Nicks from Fleetwood Mac was onePaul CJUK Chef

What was your first job?

A pub in Chester where I started as a Commis Chef from college

What is the best job you have ever had?

The people I worked with in Hertfordshire for seven years were nice, honest people

What is the best thing about being a Chef?

The variety of people and environments, also everyone is a team it’s not just one person. It takes a lot of people for the operation to run smoothly.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Definitely desserts, I have a very sweet tooth!

What three words sum up why you work for CJUK?

  • Varied
  • Interesting
  • Challenging

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