February 20, 2009
Philip from Germany has completed a second stint within my kitchen. The first time he arrived with Patrick Windten also from Germany. They joined myself when times were tough and the search for chefs was going nowhere. Nothing much has changed since, but I have managed to steady the ship.
I had no hesitation in employing the two European chefs with there visa’s organized from an agency.
After my own experience in Germany and working with many European chefs, I had hopes that there ability would be high. I was not disappointed.
The worse thing was that they only were to stay for a short stint. I suppose better than nothing.
Funny that at a time again late last year, they both independently from each other offered there services to me, at such an opportune time.
Whilst away, a few disasters came and went, but my German chefs dug deep and battled through. Both these chef’s I would employ again without hesitation, which I find very hard to say these days.
Great individual styles of cooking with humour to make any long day fun. Also with there great get up and go attitude to life, we enjoyed some time together at golf and staff bbq. I would not be lying if I said that I and my fellow chefs do miss these guys.
A big blow to lose Maurizio and Philip on this night…………..