After a long time in hibernation I'm one week away from launching GL50 at home which will be our takeaway offering (starts on the 11th of July). Two weeks away from opening the restaurant doors for our guests again (16th of July). Today as I write this is the first day restaurants and pubs can … Continue reading The second opening…
I've always thought it was a funny saying, you hardly ever see a fat chef! You tend to work a lot of hours and that means your on your feet a lot and if your working in a kitchen worth a mention your walking around it as fast as you can! I'm not sure if … Continue reading “Never trust a skinny chef”
I'm currently sat in a friends garden in Hungary with a selection of Palinka in front of me and a cold beer. My wife is in their pool, with said friends family and our 8 month old son Abel. The best Palinka by far is a homemade strawberry one by the way. The beer is … Continue reading Life update. (A post I wrote a long time ago and didnt publish.)
It’s been 4 months since I opened restaurant GL50. It went like a dream to be honest, I managed to find an incredible team who all got the concept and straight away we started producing food of a very high standard. We even had the official Michelin Twitter account post a picture of our chocolate … Continue reading The reality of owning a restaurant now
Sat at the table in my own restaurant writing my blog... didnt see that coming when I wrote the first one sat in the staff canteen of Tesco's! It hasn't really sunk In and I'm not sure it will until opening night. My stress levels have definitely been increased, and not really for the reasons … Continue reading Jonas Lodge restauranteur
Today I'm sat on the sofa, my 10 month old son decided to get up at 5 am today which certainly wasn't my preference but after some milk has now been sound asleep for 40 mins and I feel like writing. Having a baby is one of the main reasons I want to open my … Continue reading My own place…..Restaurant GL50
First day. Chef was offended. Very impressive to see 280 covers in a night. Food was good. Noted a few things to work on after a productive meeting with the boss. Day two. Sat down with chef and got him on my level and talked through some changes .Very receptive today and had a good … Continue reading The Tenerife Empire
As exciting as me trying to find somewhere to let out my creativity is... I wanna write about some random shit that goes through my head and that my wife always tells me I should write! I'm basically amazed at how the human race has discovered food, cooking and preserving and what's edible and what … Continue reading Humans are clever…
The last post I wrote about opening my own pub by way of leasing from a brewery sparked a few interesting conversations...I couple of friends who run pubs gave me some advice which was quite mixed, and a gentleman who has a few pubs who read my blog got in touch too. Its interesting because … Continue reading job job job job….
Since we last spoke a lot has gone on hence the gap between posts! So....I had a son on the 1st of November, big change in my life and it's made me change my outlook to work actually. My main drive in life has been to work, I chose work over life by working crazy … Continue reading whats next…?!