Hospitality Business Magazine

Take One Fresh Chef – a new novel by Jon Hellmrich

A new book by Jon Hellmrich – Take One Fresh Chef – is a bare-bones, behind-the-scenes look at a lifetime in a different world – that of the hospitality industry.

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During more than 40 years in the international hospitality scene, Hellmrich and his wife Stephanie shared magic and madness, laughter and sadness, frustrations, and the thrill of success.

Now, in these fast times when people dine out more and are more discerning about food, drink, and service, Hellmrich takes the reader along on their magical journey into the world of hospitality and offers a frank look behind the scenes at what it really takes to bring a meal to the table.

With a mix of hospitality history, humour, pathos, anecdotes, and downright truthfulness, this is a book to be savoured. It is a bare-bones, behind- the-scenes look at a lifetime in a different world.

As an international chef for more than four decades, Hellmrich wanted to share some of the magic and madness that goes on behind the scenes in preparing meals for guests.

Take one fresh Chef started out as an idea for a family history, and turned into a melange of characters and anecdotes from an insider’s perspective. Giving the reader a ‘taste’ of an industry we all live and partake in but seldom see with as much depth or understanding.

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