Archive for December 22, 2013

What are the services of a Private Chef?

All of us probably heard it once or twice, some of us even more thanks to movies and reality tv, the general public came to know what a private chef is. Executives, business magnates, Hollywood stars and athletes often hire a private chef to prepare their meals. Why, because they are too busy to cook food let alone buy the ingredients, and of course they can afford to hire a private chef in London.

Client requirements for hiring the services of a private chef London

private chef in londonThe private chef services varies widely. In most cases the services depends on the clients requirements and to what extent do they need to chef for.

  • Do they need him to just cook, if yes then what food is it just entrees or a full course meal.
  • Do they need the chef to do everything from groceries to cleaning up the kitchen?
  • Are you going to do the groceries or do you need the chef to do it?
  • Do they want him to prepare just desserts or just entrees?
  • Is it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or cocktails?
  • Is it for just 1 meal, 1 day, or a full week
  • Is it a one time gig, weekly or a regular cooking job where in the chef is needed full time at the client’s home.
  • If a full time chef is needed will the chef stay in or live out?
  • What is the demographic of the people who will eat? Adults and/or kids?
  • Are there any special diets needed like gluten-free, low-calorie, low salt, low sugar, etcetera
  • Any food allergies in the family or with the guests?
  • Any religious food beliefs to note like Muslims don’t eat pork, or Jews need kosher meals and stuff like that
  • Any special requests like type of cuisine the client’s like, or type of food.
  • For how many people will the chef cook for.
  • If you are having a party, do you need a waiter to assist the chef to serve food and drinks?
  • Do you need a bartender to prepare drinks?
  • Does your kitchen have all the equipment necessary to prepare all the food? Oven, osterizer, food processor, blender, baking pans, mixer, dishes, double boiler, etcetera


All the services above have different fees, it all depends on the extent of services you need for the chef. If its just one romantic dinner anyone can afford it. So yes, a private chef London is not just for the rich and famous.

Personal Traits of Reputable North London Accountants

For any position especially when it comes to the finance divisions there are a couple of personal traits that employers and business owners seek from their employees. Remember that knowledge isn’t the only sole factor that employers are looking for. They want the overall package and that includes personal traits. Believe it or not, personality will always be a factor in the way people work and are ultimately seen in their outputs. So what are the important personal traits of reputable North London accountants? Worry no more as we got you covered with the list below.

north london accountantsSTRONG PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL WORK ETHICS is needed most especially when the accounting profession allows the same individuals to have access to the company’s financial resources, records and financial statements. They must know how to keep the confidential private. They should be honest enough not to commit fraud and they should be reliable enough to manage the company’s finances truthfully.

They too must be STRUCTURED. They should welcome it and make it a part of their lives. In most cases the work can be repetitive and routinely and one has to abide by laws, regulations and standards. There are a lot of tasks, data and documents to be handled thus one must possess a structured and organized manner of doing things.

In relation to the above, accountants too must know TIME MANAGEMENT. The work involves having to meet deadlines such as the filing of taxes which are utterly strict and will impose penalties for noncompliance. At the same time, financial statement and related reports have to be made and updated on a regular basis which could either be daily, weekly, monthly, semi-annually, and yearly or upon request by management. Because of this, valuing time and knowing how to prioritize is of great importance.

Next, they too must be both CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVERS. Although their job entails them to follow standards there will be a lot of instances where they have to be creative and innovative in doing things and overcoming financial difficulties and obstacles. They should be able to create effective and efficient means to do things faster and better.

Lastly, good and reputable North London accountants need to have the PASSION and DRIVE FOR THE PROFESSION. You will come to discover that the people who provide the best inputs aren’t only those who are the smartest and those with the highest IQs. Oftentimes the people who love what they do perform their jobs better.

Effective Ways to Make Moving a Breeze from Removal Companies in London

Removal Companies in London have given us some useful tips to help our moving days a breeze. Do you want to know what they are? If yes then you better read on.

PLANNING IS ALWAYS STEP NUMBER ONE: Nothing beats a good plan. If you have to put it in paper then by all means do it. Never do with a last minute one week left plan because that will get you in very serious trouble. In fact you have to start early even months ahead. It would be best if you draft a schedule and ask everyone to participate in making it so that all their schedules, school and work days can be aligned. It is best to start early although slowly than at a later time and cause all around mayhem.

removal companies in londonORGANIZE LIKE THERE’S NO TOMORROW: See to it that you do things in a very organized manner. Say for example the packing. Keep things labeled so you wouldn’t be guessing what the boxes contain and for what room they are meant. It would even be a good idea to make use of colored markers instead of the usual black. This way you can assign a color for each room in the house. It would be easier for you to spot which items are for where.

USE THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT: There will be loads of disassembling when it comes to your furniture and other similar items. See to it that you d not use just any random tool but instead use the right ones. Know how the parts have to be taken cared of as well. Find the manufacturer’s instructions which either comes in the booklet or printed on the box they came with. If by chance you’ve lost or misplaced them then go over the World Wide Web. You will surely find what you are looking for over there.

STUFF THEM INSIDE THE RIGHT BOXES: Also see to it that you place them in the right containers. Use thick and heavy duty cartons in different sizes. Small heavy ones go in smaller boxes while the big light weight bulky ones can do well in the bigger cartons. Also remember to avoid asking boxes form groceries as they might come with bugs. A better option would be to head to a bookstore or a wine shop and ask from there.

FIND A GOOD PARTNER: If you feel like doing it by yourself or among your family and friends to be unlikely and unachievable due to reasons like lack of time then getting the help of removal companies in London is a good idea. You cannot do everything by your own. You have to have more helping hands.

A 101 Tutorial on Caring for Your Steiff Bears

Aren’t Steiff bears so adorable? How we just love to hug them all day, if that were possible and lounge around the bedroom with nothing to do. Even as adults, having these cute furred stuffed animals is such a joy to behold. Some of us even had them as kids and kept them for the fun, the memories and the nostalgia they bring. In other cases, we give them to our kids, friends, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces and practically to everyone else kids and adults alike. They are that adorable! But one thing that we hate is seeing them go away because they are either too damaged or too dirty beyond repair. That is just sad. So how does one take care of their Steiff bears to make sure that they last for years? Here are our caring tips and how-to to guide you.

Steiff bears1. Say for example that the toy has been stored for quite a long time and you want to make sure that it is bug free. The perfect solution is to place it inside a plastic bag and put it inside the freezer for forty two hours. After which, you can then proceed to washing it.

2. If it isn’t that grossly dirty and would only need a little wipe her and there, get a soft white damp cloth. Rub the fur and you will see all the dirt coming off. Never use a colored cloth as you run the risks of staining your bears. Air dry it r use your hand held dryer and keep the temperature cool.

3. For plush material bears, you can wash them with mild laundry detergent in the washing machine and on to the dryer. To protect it better, place them inside a pillow case or a mesh bag before placing them in your washing machine and dryer and remember to turn off any heat

4. Once dry, you must brush all the hair out with a dog or wide toothed brush.

5. Let’s say washing is not for you and you do not want to go into all that trouble, well then a good old vacuum cleaner will do the trick.

6. If you must store them, never place them in plastic and keep them away from direct sunlight. These two are sure to make your little guy’s fur to rot.

7. For more extreme cases of cleaning and repair (and for vintage ones), it is advisable to bring your Steiff Bears to an expert. Yes, there are hospitals for your toys too! No kidding.