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Louis Tikaram has brought modern Asian cuisine to West Hollywood where he is the Executive Chef at E.P. & L.P.

The talented Aussie-Fijian chef was named the 2014 Josephine Pignolet Young Chef of the Year by the Sydney Morning Herald after working in the Sydney restaurant scene. (In case you’re wondering, E.P. & L.P. stands for for the musical terms "extended play and long play"!)

Louis has made close lifelong friends throughout his career working in kitchens around the world and he loves the camaraderie and family mentality that exists in hospitality. This is what made him fall in love with the hospitality industry.

In this mentor session, Teamwork Makes the Dream Work, Louis shares his understanding of the mental and physical toughness needed to work in kitchens, but believes the demands of the kitchen can be well managed through teamwork. When you work as a team, encourage each other, and share the workload, amazing goals can be achieved. Together. Side by side.

Learn teamwork tips from Louis essential for any commercial kitchen:

  • Be there for your fellow cooks and they will be there when you need them most
  • Help train each other and encourage the team to ask questions or ask for help
  • Communicate with your team to achieve greatness together

Whether you’re developing a new team for your hospitality venue or keen to improve the skills of an existing one, watch this mentor session and be inspired to take your team to the next level. Skill up!


Louis Tikaram

Executive Chef Louis Tikaram has built a strong understanding of what makes a great team work, through his experience at E.P. & L.P. and previously at Tetsuya's and Longrain.

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