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Creative Kitchen Photo Competition 2017

by Sarah King
150
22Oct

Get your photo entries in for our Creative Kitchen Photo Competition. Upload a snap of you showing off in the kitchen for your chance to win a signed copy of Heston Bluementhal's Cook Book and an Oliver Harvey Chef's Jacket.

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Sarah Completes Tough Mudder for Hospitality Action

by Sarah King
150
15Oct

Sarah King tackled the Tough Mudder course in September to raise funds for Hospitality Action.

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Restaurant Tech Live - Hospitality Skills Shortage

by Sarah King
150
08Oct

Orcinus Recruit Director Sarah King delivers her views on the Hospitality Skills Shortage at the RestaurantTechLive, London ExCel

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Orcinus Young Chef Competition 2017 Winner Henri Motte

by Sarah King
150
30Jun

Henri Motte takes the Orcinus Young Chef 2017 title with his outstanding dish, Scallops with Squid Ink pasta, salmon mousse, shrimps and raspberry sauce.

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Orcinus Young Chef Competition 2017

by Sarah King
150
04Jun

Orcinus Young Chef Competition 2017. We're heading to the final round of the competition on the 15th June. Find out which young chef has what it takes to Be Creative. Be a Chef.

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Chef Skills Shortage Conference 2017 Highlights

by Sarah King
150
01May

Conference covering the Chef Shortage and Apprenticeships hosted by Orcinus Recruit at New Park Manor on 25th April 2017.

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Discover the real reason why there is a Chef Skills Shortage & how it has the potential to negatively impact on your business.

by Sarah King
150
12Mar

Conference covering the Chef Shortage and Apprenticeships hosted by Orcinus Recruit at New Park Manor on 25th April 2017.

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Hospitality skills shortage debate at the Great Hospitality Show Birmingham NEC 2017

by Sarah King
150
19Feb

Orcinus Recruit Director Sarah King on the panel debating the hospitality skills shortage in the UK at the Great Hospitality Show Birmingham NEC 2017.

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Tough Mudder Hospitality Action Fund Raiser

by Sarah King
150
12Nov

Sarah King will be raising funds for Hospitality Action by taking on the Tough Mudder course in April 2017...

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Orcinus Young Chef Competition 2016 Winner Lucy Mitchener

by Sarah King
150
02Jul

Lucy Mitchener takes the Orcinus Young Chef 2016 title with her amazing Afternoon Tea.

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Work experience first hand at The Pig in Brockenhurst from Max Wood

by Sarah King
150
06Jun

Max tells us of his time a The Pig in Brockenhurst

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Unwritten Rules of the Kitchen

by Sarah King
150
07Dec

There are many written (and unwritten) rules of the kitchen. There's the health and safety legal requirements such as HACCP and COSHH and there's the rules that, if you don't follow, can land you in hot water with your fellow brigade.

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Are you prepared to tackle the shortage of Chef's in the UK?

by Sarah King
150
16Aug

News of Chef shortages in Hotels, Restaurants and Pubs has made big news recently. Are you prepared to take action to support the hospitality industry? Join Orcinus in our quest to save the industry from boiling point.

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Orcinus Brutalette Lyndsey Debonnaire Recounts BrutalRun July 2015

by Lyndsey Debonnaire
150
06Jul

On Saturday 4th July 2015, Team Orcinus took part in the gruelling sporting event of the Brutal Run, that took place in Firth Hill, located in Surrey.

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Chef Matt Little makes Young Seafood Chef of the Year Final

by Sarah King
150
05Jul

Matt Little, Chef de Partie at The Bull Hotel, placed on an NVQ Level 3 Training Course through Orcinus Recruit, has made it to the Final of Young Seafood Chef of the Year where he will cook off against a fellow finalist in a bid to be crowned Young Seafood Chef of the Year 2015.

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Hampshire Collegiate School Unveil Food Technology Facility

by Tom Young
150
19Jun

Last Saturday, Orcinus Recruit joined in on the celebrations of Hampshire Collegiate School in Romsey unveiling their brand new Food Technology room. With Hotel Terravina, Riverford Organics and Jurassic Meats among others.

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Hampshire Collegiate School Food Fest

by Sarah King
150
11Jun

On Saturday 13 June 2015 Hampshire Collegiate School in Romsey will be hosing the first ‘HCS Food Fest’, to celebrate the opening of their new Food Tech Centre. The event will also celebrate the vast array of fantastic food producers and creators on our doorstep in Hampshire

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Orcinus Young Chef Competition 2015 - Winner Announced

by Sarah King
150
06Jun

Orcinus Young Chef Competition 2015 Final took place on 4th June. Emily Evans, Emma Johnstone and Claudia Herbert battled it out with exceptional cooking. With Guest Judge Andy MacKenzie from Lainston House and Exclusive Chef's Academy.

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Orcinus Young Chef Competition 2015 Final Approaches

by Tom Young
150
02Jun

Orcinus Young Chef Competition 2015 is now in full swing. Rounds 2 and 3 are complete and the finalists have been announced. Emily Evans, Emma Johnstone and Claudia Herbert are set to go head to head. Who has what it takes to be crowned Orcinus Young Chef 2015?

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Orcinus Brutal10 Hospitality Action Fund Raiser

by Sarah King
150
03Apr

Team Orcinus participate in a gruelling 10k BrualRun to raise funds for charity Hospitality Action. This event will take place on the 4th July 2015 at Brutal10's Frith Hill location.

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Is the Hospitality & Catering Industry’s success harming itself?

by Tom Young
150
12Feb

Over the past few years, the success of the Hospitality & Catering Industry has been on a gradual upward curve. The success has most certainly been impressive but the direct consequence is currently proving to be its downfall or most persistent headache - staff, well, the lack of staff should I say.

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How sustainable is the Hospitality & Catering Industry?

by Tom Young
150
16Jan

Many focus on the produce as being the most crucial aspect that needs to be sustainable, but is it? Professionals are what make any Industry tick so if the progression of staff and development of young professionals is inadequate, does the industry become unsustainable?

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The Education of the Next Generation

by Tom Young
150
05Nov

Remember that metaphorical conveyer belt that I spoke about in one of my previous blogs? It’s crucial for any Industry to have a successful conveyer belt of training and progression of staff. Unfortunately, the Hospitality & Catering Industry lacks this for various reasons; from the lack of people entering the Industry and maybe some not understanding the requirements of it.

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VAT Reduction

by Tom Young
150
30Oct

VAT and Tax in the Hospitality & Catering Industry is one major talking point. Many argue the figure of 20% is extortionate and puts the Industry at a disadvantage. The sector, made up of Hotels, Restaurants, pubs and bars, the latter two beholding an average yearly turnover of £21 billion whilst it also employs a staggering 500,000 staff in the UK

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South West Chef of the Year Competition 2014 Winner

by Sarah King
150
22Oct

Orcinus Recruit Proudly Sponsored South West Chef of the Year 2014

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Take up of Apprentices

by Tom Young
150
22Oct

We are providing the Apprenticeships and NVQs due to the mass shortage within the Industry, thus the Apprentices will offer future professionals trained at Quality Fresh Food Led establishments with basic skills and great levels of experience.

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What is being done to sustain the growth of the Hospitality Industry?

by Tom Young
150
30Sep

The Hospitality industry is forecasting 660,000 new jobs to be created within the sector by 2020. Great news? You’d think so but not really. The industry has already seen its demand for chefs grow by 23% since 2008, this has largely gone unfilled with 59% of employers having severe difficulty with finding adequate candidates for these positions. So with 660,000 more jobs on the brink of being created as expansion and growth continues, what are we going to do?

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Orcinus in partnership with Smart Training

by Sarah King
150
21May

Orcinus in partnership with Smart Training providing Apprentices and NVQ Training to the Hospitality Industry. Apprenticeships and NVQs for Chefs and Restaurant/Hotels.

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Skydive for Hospitality Action

by Dave Barber
150
14Apr

During May 2013, Orcinus, the leading Fresh Food Hospitality recruiters, invited like-minded professionals to join them in an epic Skydive to raise funds for charity Hospitality Action.

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South West Chef of the Year Competition 2014

by Sarah King
150
02Mar

Orcinus Supports South West Chef of the Year Competition 2014

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Kitchin Competition Winner

by Dave Barber
150
02Mar

Winner of our Kitchin Photo Competition. Noel Roche won a signed copy of Kitchin Suppers and an Oliver Harvey Chef Jacket.

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