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I Think I Want To Be A Chef – The Stinky Chef Chronicles

James Gingell

This is not a book to deter young budding students from becoming chefs; in fact, it's quite the contrary. This is merely my experiences, sharing stories, recipes, fun times, camaraderie, ambition, with a few potential pitfalls along the way through the eyes of a discerning chef.
I Think I Want to Be A Chef documents my journey leaving education with minimal qualifications and no real inclination of how to fulfil my working life ahead of me, until a prompted trip to the job centre and a selected full-time job card in a local luxury hotel set me on my voyage.
Covering twenty chapters, stories are told with honesty and snippets of humour.
In between each chapter are recipes that I have collected on my travels, some of which are relevant to the chapter and some that are merely my favourite dishes to eat.

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James Gingell is a chef by profession and now a part-owner of two restaurants called Tre Ciccio situated around Manchester, north-west England, where he resides.
He also runs a deli/retail business called The Stinky Chef, which started life as a blog and was the inspiration for the writing of the book I Think I Want to Be a Chef.
Having worked in the hospitality industry for over thirty-two years, he has gathered a wealth of knowledge and experience.