London Wine Week

Haven’t heard of it? Well, it’s a fairly new event so we’ll forgive you just this once! Back for its second year, London Wine Week will be held from the 18th to the 24th May 2015, bringing enthusiasts and amateurs alike, a range of events including tastings, pop-ups, masterclasses and self-guided wine tours throughout the city.

Some of the best sommeliers and winemakers will be hosting and presenting so it’s a great opportunity to not only try some high-end wines, but also to learn a bit along the way.

Whether you like old world wines or have a pallet for the new world, you really won’t be short of tasting choices. We’ve also heard that some establishments will be getting their Head Chef’s to serve up food pairings, so no need to worry about drinking on an empty tummy.

Don’t miss out on what’s sure to be a very educational (who are we kidding) week. Buy your wristband for a tenner and make sure you book into any events you are keen to attend.


If you happen to miss London Wine Week, don’t despair as we’ve got a long list of wine bars you can visit any day of the week:


And with all this talk of food and wine, don’t forget we have a number of exciting Sommelier jobs available, as well as, Head Chef jobs, Sous Chef jobs, Chef de Partie jobs and Pastry Chef jobs (to name just a few). Get in touch with the team at Change Hospitality Recruitment to chat more about your hospitality job aspirations, we may be able to help you find that dream chef job.

Taste of London

Taste of London has become a regular entry on our summer calendar. Let’s be honest, what’s not to love about this event?! This year is no different as we eagerly await the event which starts on the 17th June and runs until the 21st June 2015 in Regent’s Park.

For those who haven’t been before, we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you make the most of this culinary experience:

  1. Book in advance – this event sells out every year and as it grows in popularity, tickets will be limited. Find out about different ticket options.
  2. Dress appropriately – despite not seeing much sun 9 months of the year, Taste of London drew in some amazing sun rays last year and the temperature was glamorous – don’t get caught without some sunblock, a hat (preferably a stylish one) and some sunnies. Oh, and try to avoid stiletto heels. The soft soil and green grass of Regents Park may not be so good to you! A jumper and brollie may not be the worst idea either, this is England after all.
  3. Pace yourself – if you are anything like us, you’ll race into Regent’s Park like a contestant on Supermarket Sweep; eating and drinking everything you can get your hands on, leaving only crumbs in your wake. This would be a mistake. With some of the best Chefs in London serving up dishes all day long, it’s important to be a little bit picky!
  4. Don’t pace yourself too well – you’ll be paying for food and drinks with crowns, a currency only accepted by Taste of London so make sure you spend them all.

For those looking for something a little bit more la-di-da, perhaps to celebrate a special occasion or to entertain some clients, Taste of London has two options to choose from:

Simon Rogan Presents Fera at Claridge’s for Taste of London

Michelin Star Chef, Simon Rogan, will create a bespoke gastronomic lunch or dinner dining experience, set in the beautiful Regents Park at Taste of London, all just for you and your guests.

An extraordinary four course menu has been personally sourced and constructed by Simon, with ingredients grown, foraged and produced on his farm in Cumbria and will be brought together in a dramatic setting at the World’s greatest restaurant festival.

Fera at Claridge’s, exclusively at Taste of London, promises to be a glamorous culinary adventure with Fera’s trademark connection to the true essence of nature at its heart. Expect the seductive, the unpredictable, and the sublime.

Taste of London Garden Party

Enter into the exclusive Corporate Hospitality Garden Party and enjoy a day of complimentary drinks, a good weighty amount of crowns to spend at any of the 40 restaurants on site at the event, plus a stunning pavilion to unwind and soak in the scenery – all in your own private area.

For further details, prices, or to secure a booking, contact:
Shalina Miah
0208 233 6704 

Change is a Hospitality Recruitment Agency in London. One of our specialisms is recruiting for temporary chef jobs at events like Taste of London. If you are looking for a temporary chef job and would like to be considered for any temp chef jobs that come up in the future, please get in touch today.

Recipe of the month – Toebroodjie

Hopefully you’ve dusted off the old BBQ and are checking your favourite weather app daily, patiently waiting for the perfect day to throw on a few sausages.

This month’s recipe is going to be the perfect accompaniment for your next BBQ or in this case, we best say braai.

What is a ‘braai’ you ask?

Noun – braai (plural braais)
A barbecue, the Afrikaans (South African language) word for grill.
An open outdoor grill built specifically for the purpose of braaing.
A social meeting, including the braaing of meat.

Now that that’s out the way, let’s get to the recipe. We’re going to help you make a Toebroodjie (pronounced: to-brood-kie), again we apologise as this is another Afrikaans word meaning sandwich.

Toebroodjie on the braai
Warning: look away if you don’t do sweet and savoury together.



Slice up your toasty (we mean toebroodjie) and serve with relish or chutney or just eat it while it’s hot. A message from our South African team mates… please don’t substitute the jam, it tastes best with apricot jam!


If you are a chef and would like to have your recipe featured on our blog, please email us the details and a high resolution image and we’d be happy to include it in our next newsletter and via our social channels.