Star turn

A huge amount of hard work and planning goes on behind the scenes at a Michelin-starred restaurant, as Alex Meehan found out when he spent a day working in Martijn Kajuiter’s kitchen at the Cliff House Hotel

14th May, 2011
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How hard could it be? I’ve just persuaded Martijn Kajuiter, the Michelin-starred chef at the Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore, Co Waterford, to let me do a stint in his kitchen.

Now I’m wondering exactly what I’ve let myself in for.

It won’t be a case of dropping in for a couple of hours - Kajuiter has made it clear that he expects me to do a full shift...

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