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Shared learning in restaurant kitchens: How professional chefs keep their edge

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 4 January 2016




This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.


This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.


Cooking is big business right now. Television cooking shows are highly popular and this in turn is generating interest in cooking as a pastime. As a result, many professional chefs are becoming celebrities, endorsing products and publishing books. Less obvious is their role as the leader of a team and the driving force behind the development of apprentice chefs. They set the pace and direction of learning in the kitchen and have an important role as a coach and facilitator.

Practical implications

The paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.


The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.



(2016), "Shared learning in restaurant kitchens: How professional chefs keep their edge", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 30 No. 1, pp. 32-34.



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