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Chef Collection

Background imageChef Collection: Spanish Matador Buffet

Spanish Matador Buffet
A Spanish matador waits in front of a buffet, while the chef dishes up and a man in a suit swigs wine from a porron! Date: 1960s

Background imageChef Collection: Auguste Escoffier

Auguste Escoffier
AUGUSTE ESCOFFIER French Chef. Director of Kitchen for many large Hotels. Known for his culinary innovations

Background imageChef Collection: 12458362

12458362
Group photo, Claridges Hotel kitchen staff, Mayfair, London W1. Date: 1908

Background imageChef Collection: The Gentleman Who Asked the Carver - H. M. Bateman

The Gentleman Who Asked the Carver - H. M. Bateman
The Gentleman who asked the carver at Simpson s-in-the-Strand whether the meat was English or foreign. A curious and innocent question from a diner at the famous English restaurant causing more than

Background imageChef Collection: Too Many Cooks

Too Many Cooks -- photograph of four chefs (possibly French). circa late 19th century

Background imageChef Collection: Chef with Snails

Chef with Snails
A French chef preparing snails for eating. Date: early 1930s

Background imageChef Collection: Chef Strirring It

Chef Strirring It
A chef stirring a large bowl with a huge spatula. Date: early 1930s

Background imageChef Collection: WW2 - Chef cooking in a bombed-out street - Blitz, London

WW2 - Chef cooking in a bombed-out street - Blitz, London
WW2 - His restaurant and kitchen destroyed by German bombing, a Chef continues to cook al fresco in a bombed-out street - Blitz, London. Date: circa 1941

Background imageChef Collection: Black Waiter with Thanksgiving Turkey

Black Waiter with Thanksgiving Turkey
A jovial black waiter in America raises aloft the Thanksgiving Turkey on this Greetings card

Background imageChef Collection: Restaurant Chef / Marchett

Restaurant Chef / Marchett
Restaurant chefs at work

Background imageChef Collection: Doggy Birthday Cake

Doggy Birthday Cake
A doggy chef with a birthday cake with lots of candles on it. Date: early 1930s

Background imageChef Collection: Regent Palace Hotel Kitchens, London

Regent Palace Hotel Kitchens, London
Regent Palace Hotel Kitchens, Piccadilly, London - The Brigade in action. The Hotel opened in 1915 and closed in 2006. Over 50 people can be seen working in the kitchen in this shot

Background imageChef Collection: Poster advertising Pettijohns breakfast food

Poster advertising Pettijohns breakfast food, showing Red Riding Hood -- or is it Goldilocks? -- and a family of bears sharing an outdoor breakfast together in the woods

Background imageChef Collection: MAYs COOKERY BOOK 1685

MAYs COOKERY BOOK 1685
The Accomplished Cook, or the art and mystery of Cookery : a seventeenth century guide to success in the kitchen by Robert May

Background imageChef Collection: Design by Bruce Bairnsfather

Design by Bruce Bairnsfather
Design by the famous World War I Bystander cartoonist, Bruce Bairnsfather for what looks like a club or restaurant menu or invitation

Background imageChef Collection: Auguste Escoffier

Auguste Escoffier French Chef

Background imageChef Collection: Hotel chefs relaxing, Central London

Hotel chefs relaxing, Central London
Chefs outside a Central London hotel take a break from their labours, in the fresh air. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageChef Collection: Alexis Soyer

Alexis Soyer
ALEXIS SOYER noted chef and authority on gastronomy Date: 1800 - 1858

Background imageChef Collection: The Famous Dolma Maker, Constantinople

The Famous Dolma Maker, Constantinople
A Famous Dolma maker. Dolma is a family of stuffed vegetable dishes in the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire and surrounding regions. The stuffing may or may not include meat

Background imageChef Collection: Group photo, Carlton Hotel kitchen staff, London

Group photo, Carlton Hotel kitchen staff, London, posing on the hotel roof in November 1908. Date: 1908

Background imageChef Collection: Racing Illustrated - Putting on the Stakes

Racing Illustrated - Putting on the Stakes A jolly French Chef working in a large restaurant kitchen puts an order of beef steaks under the grill. One could say this card was medium rare

Background imageChef Collection: Silhouette, To Have a Finger in the Pie

Silhouette, To Have a Finger in the Pie
To Have a Finger in the Pie -- silhouette of a man in a tall hat (probably a chef) tasting a pie

Background imageChef Collection: Dogs as Chefs

Dogs as Chefs
Three doggy chefs in their hats. Date: early 1930s

Background imageChef Collection: Poster advertising National Savings

Poster advertising National Savings (the best British recipe for prosperity), with six recipes from one of the first television chefs, Philip Harben (1906-1970). circa 1940s

Background imageChef Collection: Kitchen staff, Piccadilly Hotel, London W1

Kitchen staff, Piccadilly Hotel, London W1
Group photo of kitchen staff and others, possibly with the manager at the centre of the front row, Piccadilly Hotel, London W1. Date: 1908

Background imageChef Collection: Alexis Soyer Cooking

Alexis Soyer Cooking
ALEXIS SOYER noted chef and authority on gastronomy, seen cooking amid the ruins of the Parthenon at Athens en route to the Crimea

Background imageChef Collection: Jolly Plump Cook 1640

Jolly Plump Cook 1640
A jolly, plump cook (surrounded by poultry and other meats) proudly holds up a freshly made pie, decorated with a feather

Background imageChef Collection: Savoy Hotel Chef 1899

Savoy Hotel Chef 1899
The head chef at the Savoy Hotel

Background imageChef Collection: Cafe-Restaurant La Sirene D or - Bruges, Belgium

Cafe-Restaurant La Sirene D or - Bruges, Belgium
Cafe-Restaurant La Sirene D or at 31 Grand Place, Bruges, Belgium - facing the Belfrey (Beffroi). It is still open to this day. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageChef Collection: Sioux Indian fur camp on the Plains, USA - early 1900s

Sioux Indian fur camp on the Plains, USA - early 1900s

Background imageChef Collection: RMS Titanic - recipe book owned by William Proctor

RMS Titanic - recipe book owned by William Proctor, brother of Titanic chef Charles Proctor. Hardbound volume with his name and date written on the front

Background imageChef Collection: Heinz soup advert

Heinz soup advert
Heinze soup advert. Advert called what surprised the chef'. The surprise that there was real cream in cream and tomato Heinze soup. Date: 1925

Background imageChef Collection: Cunard White Star, RMS Queen Mary, Dinner Menu

Cunard White Star, RMS Queen Mary, Dinner Menu
Cunard White Star, RMS Queen Mary, dinner menu cover design, 1 June 1950 Date: 1950

Background imageChef Collection: Stool Leap Frog, Henry cartoon

Stool Leap Frog, Henry cartoon by Carl Anderson Date: 1936

Background imageChef Collection: Moet & Chandon Champagne

Moet & Chandon Champagne, with Cardinals and Chef Date: 1911

Background imageChef Collection: Roasting of the baron of beef for the Christmastide Festival

Roasting of the baron of beef for the Christmastide Festival, held over a weekend in the first week in December each year. Date: 1900

Background imageChef Collection: Fireplace in the kitchen in Windsor Castle. Date: 1894

Fireplace in the kitchen in Windsor Castle. Date: 1894

Background imageChef Collection: Various types of pasta offered by Gerardo di Nola, of Napoli Date: 1940

Various types of pasta offered by Gerardo di Nola, of Napoli Date: 1940

Background imageChef Collection: Hotel staff including Chef, Scarborough, August 1952

Hotel staff including Chef, Scarborough, August 1952
Hotel staff including Chef, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, August 1952 Date: 1952

Background imageChef Collection: Original Artwork - Christmas card design - Food from kitchen

Original Artwork - Christmas card design - Food from kitchen
Original Artwork - Design for a Christmas Greetings card - silhouette in black and red of Santa leading the march from the kitchen carrying the Turkey

Background imageChef Collection: Two children in fancy dress; the little boy is dressed as a chef while a little girl

Two children in fancy dress; the little boy is dressed as a chef while a little girl makes a very respectable maid or waitress. Date: 1920s

Background imageChef Collection: Menu card, Princes Restaurant, Singapore

Menu card, Princes Restaurant, Singapore
Front cover, menu card, Princes Restaurant, Singapore, showing a chef and his young assistant in a ramshackle and untidy kitchen. (1 of 3) Date: circa 1930s

Background imageChef Collection: Preparing the Boars Head in the Royal Kitchen, Windsor

Preparing the Boars Head in the Royal Kitchen, Windsor Castle - Christmas with the Queen. 1898

Background imageChef Collection: Cook of Bern, Switzerland, 19th century

Cook of Bern, Switzerland, 19th century. She wears a lace bonnet, and carries a basket wof eggs and vegetables. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Georges Jacques Gatine after an illustration by

Background imageChef Collection: Cook from Hamburg, Germany, 19th century

Cook from Hamburg, Germany, 19th century. She wears a muslin bonnet and carries a basket covered with a large shawl. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Georges Jacques Gatine after an illustration

Background imageChef Collection: Berber costumes of Tunisia, 1828

Berber costumes of Tunisia, 1828. Cook and waterseller at left, sorbet seller and coffee seller or caffettiere at right. Customers drinking and eating on a carpet in the foreground

Background imageChef Collection: Chief Herald of Arms, Napoleonic era

Chief Herald of Arms, Napoleonic era. Handcoloured lithograph by Leopold Massard from Le Bibliophile Jacob aka Paul Lacroixs Costumes Historiques de la France (Historical Costumes of France)

Background imageChef Collection: Napoleon Bonaparte, General en Chef, 1800

Napoleon Bonaparte, General en Chef, 1800
Napoleon Bonaparte, General en Chef, in uniform of General of the Army of Italy, Napoleonic Wars. Handcoloured lithograph from Le Bibliophile Jacob aka Paul Lacroixs Costumes Historiques de la France



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