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Replacing the kitchen brigade

The kitchen brigade is a system perfected by Auguste Escoffier to organise chefs in large, institutionalised kitchens. Every chef has specific responsibilities and follows a strict hierarchy. If you are at the bottom of the food chain, you follow instruction and do not speak unless spoken to. The chain of command is never broken, and the kitchen is run with extreme precision. Its structure is similar to that of the military. (The term ‘brigade’ is borrowed from the military!)

Creativity is the lifeblood of Nouri, and it is at its peak in less structured environments. Our R&D process involves every member of the team. Junior chefs are encouraged to contribute and disagree with senior chefs. When we work on conceptual and research intensive projects, open communication between stakeholders is paramount. Hierarchical structures may not always allow for effective communication.

Increasingly complex problems benefit from the experience of senior chefs and the curiosity of novices alike. Anybody can have good ideas and everybody makes mistakes. We don’t want anyone to be afraid to make mistakes. We want to create an environment of learning with trust. At the restaurant, feedback is given across the experience ladder. Cooperation and collaboration is maximised.

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