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Back to the Future?

After moving from an all-contractor model to an all-employee model, over 30 years, market dynamics now seem to be dictating a return to contracting where chefs are concerned. It's interesting how this cycle has come full-circle at a time when (as previously) we're seeing record numbers of chefs leaving the industry.
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What do the next couple of months look like?

There’s been a lot of debate recently over whether or not the JobKeeper/JobSeeker programs should be extended – particularly in the eastern States. Queensland figures it ought to be extended in the tourism & hospitality sector because there are no international (and few interstate) tourists around. However, as we know from our own experience, regional[...]
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Food – a wonderful, fulfilling way to communicate your love

Every year it seems the hype around Valentine’s Day becomes more intense. Like many of the celebrations throughout the year, it seems this one too has been hijacked in the name of commercialism. If you’re not buying gifts or booking a special dinner, you don’t love your partner.. What a load of crap!
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Regional Australia – and its importance to us more than ever in the years ahead

With the current constraints on international travel, in conjunction with a range of changing border closures within Australia, many people have just started on a journey of discovery of the amazing regions that make up the majority of this big block of dirt – and surround all of our coastal cities.
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Happy New Year! Our thoughts on what 2021 is looking like

If ever there was a year that made predictions almost impossible with any degree of certainty, then this year is it! While Australia has fared pretty well through the COVID craziness, many other countries around the world are still very much in its grip – and there’s no saying we’re immune from further problems either!
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After COVID – what’s going on, and what happens next?

One of the greatest challenges for anyone running a business at the moment is the lack of any certainty about what to expect next. As the holiday season approaches there are two critical factors that we are finding extremely challenging. Firstly, when will the borders around the country open? Secondly, where can we find the[...]
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