Yes, Chef!

Yes Chef Sassy foodie Becca Stone is over her job taking reservations in one of London s most successful restaurant empires So when she is unexpectedly catapulted into working as PA to celebrity chef Damien M

  • Title: Yes, Chef!
  • Author: Lisa Joy
  • ISBN: 9781760140359
  • Page: 110
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  • Sassy foodie Becca Stone is over her job taking reservations in one of London s most successful restaurant empires So when she is unexpectedly catapulted into working as PA to celebrity chef, Damien Malone, it seems like the opportunity of a lifetime.Becca is quickly caught up in an exciting whirlwind of travel, reality TV and opening nights, and even her usually abysmalSassy foodie Becca Stone is over her job taking reservations in one of London s most successful restaurant empires So when she is unexpectedly catapulted into working as PA to celebrity chef, Damien Malone, it seems like the opportunity of a lifetime.Becca is quickly caught up in an exciting whirlwind of travel, reality TV and opening nights, and even her usually abysmal love life takes a turn for the better But as Becca is slowly consumed by the chaos of life in the spotlight, she begins to lose touch with her friends, her heart and even with reality Working with Damien has its challenges and she is soon struggling with his increasingly outrageous demands and sleazy advances, all while managing the ridiculous requests of his self centered wife It takes a disastrous trip to Italy for Becca to realize that she may have thrown away exactly what she s been looking for all along.Inspired by real life adventures, this deliciously funny and romantic story reveals a tantalizing glimpse of the trendy restaurant scene a world where chefs are treated like rock stars, and cooking isn t all that goes on in the kitchen.

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    1. Becca works in reservations for a hotshot chef named Damien. I had no idea what went into the reservation system of a famous chef's restaurants. They aren't even in the same building. The reservationist are shoved into a small room and constantly answer the calls. After Damien's current PA leaves Becca steps into the job.Becca's character spent a great deal of time getting on my frigging nerves. She meets guy. Sleeps with him. Turns out he is engaged to a office mates daughter. After starting wo [...]

    2. This title features on my Worst of 2015 list!You bet, darls. Grace called everyone darls, but I liked to think I was one of her special darls.Meet Becca Stone, a Mary Sue if ever there was one.The blurb of this book offers readers excitement, controversy, and romance. But what it actually delivers is far from it.As the story opens, Becca is working in the reservations office for Damien’s many restaurants. The many restaurants are so busy that calls go through a central office.She’s pulled as [...]

    3. A lighthearted chick lit novel, Yes, Chef! is Lisa Joy's debut, inspired by her real-life adventures as a PA to a celebrity chef.Becca Stone works in a small call centre fielding table bookings for a celebrity chef's string of popular restaurants in London. She adores her colleagues, with whom she daily raids the chocolate store downstairs and celebrates 'Sexual Harrassment Thursdays', but the work is boring and the pay is lousy. Nearing thirty and single Becca knows she needs to make a change, [...]

    4. Three words: Sexual Harassment Thursdays! Hilarious. I genuinely enjoyed this story. It's written in first person, which usually isn't my thing but it really worked for me here. Becca is a woman in a rut trying to work out what she wants to do with her life. She works in a call center for a bunch of high flying restaurants owned by a nightmare Gordon Ramseyesque gargoyle, Damien Malone who terrifies everyone in his wake. It's not long into the plot that she's Shanghaid into being the man's PA an [...]

    5. Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Publishing Australia for providing me with an Advanced Readers Copy of Yes, Chef! by Lisa Joy.What a delicious novel! Sweet and spicy, all the right ingredients for a tasty read. Becca Stone works for one of London’s hottest restaurants, unfortunately the celebrity chef/owner is a total egomaniac. Between her boss’s crazy rants, his wife’s ridiculous requests, and the desperate patrons clamoring for reservations, Becca is overwhelmed and weighed down by w [...]

    6. Becca Stone is stuck in a rut. She is approaching thirty, single and in a mind numbingly boring job. So when the chance for a promotion comes up she grabs the opportunity with both hands.Suddenly her life starts to fall into place, she meets the man of her dreams and her new job role as PA to a difficult celebrity chef is challenging her in ways she didn’t think possible. Is it all too good to be true?As quickly as things fall into place Becca’s life begins to fall apart. Will she manage to [...]

    7. Becca works in a small call centre, taking reservations for a group of restaurants. She’s completely over the work, so intrigued when she’s asked to step into the role of the celebrity chef’s PA. It’s not long before she’s so caught up in meeting his every needs – and the needs of his wife – that her own life seems to be slipping away from her.This book left me feeling decidedly ‘meh’. Think The Devil Wears Prada meets Almost Famous meets that self-published book about a girl w [...]

    8. 3.5*Prosecco and trouble: Lisa Joy’s debut is a fun, foodie take on a young woman’s search for love and sense of purpose that will leave you salivating.Becca Stone is in debt and working hard as a restaurant hostess and telephone operator for hot celebrity chef, Damien Malone. When his PA takes an impromptu break, Becca is drafted into the role with little notice and no idea what she’s getting into. This isn’t a job she wanted, but the pay’s good and the travel opportunities are great. [...]

    9. OMG! I'd been dying for a good, 'intelligent' yet fluffy chick-lit for a while, and what lands in my review inbox? This book! Hallelujah!Have you read or watched The Devil Wears Prada? Well, Yes, Chef! is pretty much TDWP but set in the world of kitchens, restaurants, and chefs as opposed to fashion.I'll admit that had I not read Anthony Bourdain's 'Kitchen Confidential', I would've thought this book and its storyline totally over the top. I mean seriously - do we ever imagine restaurant kitchen [...]

    10. Becca sleeps around whines about her job constantly and wonders why the guys she picks up never treat the relationship seriously. Add in a few scenes that don’t add anything to the story. One being the scene were Samira is helping Becca test out one of Damien’s recipes for a cookbook and Samira leans over and kisses Becca. That didn’t make sense at all and had no bearing on the story.I’ve seen Hell’s Kitchen so expected some swearing in a heated, over extended kitchen running on full s [...]

    11. “Yes, Chef” is a culinary thrill ride into the world of professional chef’s. If you ever watched and enjoyed one of those Gordon Ramsey restaurant shows on Food Network, then this is one book you should read. The best part of the book is it’s authenticity, as most of it was based on Lisa Joy’s real experiences in the exciting world of the gourmet empire. Becca Stone is a great character who is often funny, sassy and holds her own against the her boss from hell, professional chef Damien [...]

    12. With all the celebrity chefs and cooking shows that are so popular at the moment, this book made me think about what could be going on behind the scenes. The author has worked in the industry which has given it an authentic feel. This book also demonstrated the difference between consenting flirtation in the workplace and sexual harassment. I had lots of giggles while reading this (Sexual Harassment Thursday!). The plot was a bit predictable, but that is exactly what I want out of fluffy chick l [...]

    13. Loved this book! I felt transported to London and the fast-paced life of Becca Stone. Becca's career is on the rise as she becomes the personal assistant to a celebrity chef, but she soon begins to question what's truly important in life. Great food descriptions will leave you reaching for a cookbook!

    14. This book takes you on the journey Becca Stone takes to find where she belongs, what she is suppose to do with her life and most importantly finding the love of her life. The author did a great job with her characters, there are easy to relate to and understand where their coming from. Full review here: allnightbooks/?p=359

    15. Did I read the same book as everyone else who reviewed this? I struggled to finish it. Lack of character development, the romance plot was very shallow. The best bit was her relationship with her boss bit even that seemed trite.

    16. Becca Stone works taking reservations for Damien Malone’s empire. The celebrity chef owns seven different types of restaurants in London and when customers ring to reserve a table, they don’t ring the restaurant itself, they ring a call center, where Becca works. It’s long hours for less than stellar pay but Becca has made some fantastic friends and she adores living in London.When Damien’s PA goes abroad for a month, Becca is surprised to be chosen as the fill in. She gets the chance to [...]

    17. I consider myself a foodie. I like to cook and I like to eat. However, I’m not hard-core (as in I don’t compulsively watch Masterchef and I detest My Kitchen Rules – I’d rather browse a cookbook or food magazine). Saying that, there’s no way I’ll pass a book by that contains food or cooking. I’ve been known to stop reading and start hunting for recipes that match what the characters are eating/making. So when this book was offered to me by the lovely people at Destiny Romance/Pengu [...]

    18. setinmotion1.wordpress/Lisa Joy’s first novel, Yes, Chef!, has all the makings of a good chick lit book – cute guy, bright cover, heck, even the protagonist Becca is described as ‘sassy’. What’s not to love?Set in London, Yes, Chef! is told from the perspective of Becca Stone, a girl about to turn thirty who is stuck in a dead-end office job. When she gets the opportunity to work as the personal assistant to celebrity chef, Damien Malone, she’s at first hesitant – it’d be great f [...]

    19. Very realistic, and crazy and enough to rant about.Main character, Becca Stone is a reservations girl at a very fancy, extremely famous restaurant that is owned by a famous chef, Damien, who is everything I despise. From from the way he wrongly treats women to the way he thinks he is all but completely innocent. He literally made it to the top of my hit-list, and had me pulling out my hair while I was mentally setting him on fire. Then extinguishing him just to set him on fire again. That is how [...]

    20. *a copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*‘Yes Chef!’ is a fun rollercoaster ride through the lives of a group of best girlfriends in various degrees of career, friendship, love and/or mothering crisis. I felt as though I was right there in each scene with them, probably because the first person/present tense writing offered a mood of romping spontaneity throughout the story that was perfect for each of these spontaneous girl characters. This is a te [...]

    21. I received an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.I’m a sucker for chick lit with a culinary theme book. When I saw the cover and the title for Lisa Joy’s Yes, Chef!, I knew that I have to add this book into my tbr list.Yes, Chef! was definitely a good debut by Lisa Joy. The book wasn’t what I was expecting to read, judging from the blurb. But it was interesting to read how Becca Stone was going to survive working as the Damien’s PA. Becca was a great character. I have [...]

    22. Yes Chef! is a foray into the world of celebrity chefs and all their egotistical glory.Becca Stone works in the reservation area for Damien Malone's numerous restaurants (think call centre)When his PA leaves, her name comes up for her replacement and so begins a mad, busy time bowing to her egotistical, woman chasing boss, his pregnant wife who has no grip on reality and meanwhile her friends don't see anything of her.This was a fun book but at times it did seem a bit dark to me, I wonder if tha [...]

    23. As debut releases go, this one is a winner. Miss Joy has an entertaining writing voice and I enjoyed her humour. The characters were colourful and well-developed, and the scenes well set. She brings a warm charm to the story with Dean, the manager at a rival restaurant, and you will leave Altostratus deeply in love with Dean and the food. The story ebbs and flows with beautifully crafted skill. I found myself totally engaged and only put my Kindle down to catch some sleep. This is one of those b [...]

    24. I enjoyed this book! It took me a bit to get into, but then I was hooked and I did want to know how it all turned out. I loved reading about the food and I thought it was actually refreshing to read about a character who wasn't always likeable. I read it over a few days, it's an easy read. Warning- there is some explicit language. I know it's an issue for some so just putting it out there! It didn't bother me. I will definitely read her next one

    25. I was excited to see a 'Jacq' actually included in a book and yet mortified by the creature it was attached to.Cracked me up with the sassiness, a real eye opener for the industry and possibly a Bridget Jones for Gen Y?

    26. Copy received from Penguin Australia via Netgalley for an honest review.Ever wondered what it would be to work for Gordon Ramsey? That it the kind of vibe I got from Yes, Chef!This is a comfortable, quite predictable story. You pretty much know where the story is going to end up, but it is the ride we are taken on that is the fun part.I have to admit, for the first say 1/3 of the book, our main character Becca kind of annoyed me. She felt pretty self centred and more than a bit whiny to me and i [...]

    27. (I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)Sassy foodie Becca Stone is over her job taking reservations in one of London's most successful restaurant empires. So when she is unexpectedly catapulted into working as PA to celebrity chef Damien Malone, it seems like the opportunity of a lifetime.Becca is quickly caught up in an exciting whirlwind of travel, reality TV and opening nights, and even her usually abysmal love life takes a turn for the better. [...]

    28. I had seen Yes, Chef! advertised, and was very excited when I received a copy from netgalley, but now It's not a bad book, but It just seemed to be missing something that elevated it to a book I would rave over and recommend. The book follows a very strict chick-lit formula, to the point that I wondered if Helen Fielding was going to call up Lisa Joy and discuss plagiarism. Written in the first person, we follow the narrator, Becca Stone, on her 'adventures'. Maybe this is my main problem: there [...]

    29. *3.5 starsLisa Joy serves the reader with a fun, light and entertaining novel about life inside the food industry. Drawing on her own experiences, Lisa’s Joy’s debut novel follows Becca, a woman nearing thirty who works in a call centre for a famous celebrity chef’s chain of restaurants. Seeking more meaning to her life and unlucky in love, Becca is given an opportunity to broaden her horizons as a PA to the celebrity chef Damien Malone. Becca’s life soon completely revolves around Damie [...]

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