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Safe food is the name of the game !!

Posted on February 17th, 2010 by Christian

My first post for 2010 is all about food safety. A passion of mine and a focus of many organisations working towards their legislative requirements under the Qld Food Act 2006. So, do you need a food safety plan at your business?…. Are you a caterer, a hospital, a child care centre or an aged care facility? Do you prepare meals? You may need to have an accredited food safety plan. You should check with your local council if you do or not as time is running out – then you should call me !!

All things food safety last year has included assisting new and existing clients of ‘The Chef Solution’ with meeting their requirements under Section 98 of the act and ensuring they all have a food safety plan that assesses any reasonable hazards they may incur at their organisation in the production of meals from purchasing of ingredients right through to the various types of service of those meals with a HACCP based approach. Food safety jargon can get the better of one who may be new to this information so it has been a busy time for ‘The Chef Solution’.

I am looking forward to working more closely with my clients, to meeting new clients and immersing myself more into taking the stress out of this sometimes confusing minefield of legislative lantana.

Keep your eyes on this site for updates, progress, new pictures and anything else relevant to the goings on under my ‘umbrella’ of hospitality intrigue this year – who knows what is around the corner… Even better, if you have any food horror stories you wish to share then post a blog and tell me about – love to hear it !

Cheers and thanks for reading,

The Chef Solution!!

Worldskills National Finals

Posted on August 28th, 2008 by Christian

I was very honoured to be a Culinary Judge at this years Worldskills National Finals in Sydney in July of this year. A privilege to see such talented young chefs ready to put it all on the line in the face of such intense scrutiny from the media, judging panel and the general public. All 20 competitors stood shoulder to shoulder with their peers and gained the well deserved recognition of their acheivements not only for the three days of the competition but recognition of how far they have come as the future of our industry. Australia’s restaurants need more of our fine young stars to step up. The winner will go on now to represent Australia at the World Finals being held in Calgary, Canada, next year.

Congratulations go to all competitors. You can see more images of the action, the winners, the tears, the triumphs and learn more about the Worldskills movement if you visit

The finals are a biennial event held every two years and fingers crossed the 2010 event is right here in Brisbane. Stay tuned!

Welcome To My Blog !

Posted on May 28th, 2008 by Christian

Hello and welcome to The Chef Solution. I would love to hear from you – please take the time to post stories, recipes, food news, events, dining, careers in Hospitality – anything at all.

Yours in Food,

Christian L