30.01.2020 – Flu Remedy Dhal with Ottolenghi Spice

Sooo… I jinxed myself yesterday by saying that exhaustion is OK because I woke up in the middle of the night with excruciating tummy pains and have been absent from patisserie school today with the flu. Woops. Therefore I shall re-phrase, that whilst exhaustion is OK sometimes, running yourself into the ground isn’t, and I…

29.01.2020 – Exhaustion

Exhaustion. Something that definitely goes hand in hand with this job. It’s a different kind of exhaustion that I’ve ever experienced before. My body hit the pillow after a 12 hour non stop day and asked to never get back up again. My brain resembles play dough after a continuum of multi tasking, communicating, quick…

28.01.2020 – Opening

A Classic Day at Ottolenghi, open shift. Before I started at Ottolenghi, I was an account manager for a healthy snacking company, having just graduated from university in Geography. I therefore naturally, had absolutely no idea what a day in a kitchen looked like. Quite the career change if there ever was one. A friend…

25.01.2020 – Morale

There’s nothing more important than high morale in the kitchen. Showing up this morning at 8am, I wasn’t sure if I would actually make it through the 10 hour shift looming over me, having only had 3 hours sleep. It absolutely flew by and I can only thank my dear colleagues for being such great…