We had our first holiday for over two years this month. It took a lot longer than I thought it would to sit back and relax but by the end of the week I really wasn't thinking much further than where to go swimming and relax and which resturant for tea, I'd recommend Croatia, beautiful country!
And home, back to work, fore filling orders and meeting a few more chefs. Holidays are great for putting ideas into perspective and it really helped me to see how the business is developing. It leads itself in a way, there's far more demand from chefs then I knew and their orders are playing a bigger role in what I do. I think what seems to be happening is some products are made purely as stock, what people expect to be able to buy then and there and other pieces are for order only. It's not an exact science yet and still needs evaluating but this will guide me in my throwing.