Yes, Chef!: New Release Novel

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Yes, Chef! is a novel based on real-life adventures by author Lisa Joy and is for those who love the world of dining, celebrity chefs and food television. Sydney born Lisa Joy lived in London for 7 years, working as a television producer’s PA, in fashion, retail and in the restaurant business and spent a lot of time travelling around Europe indulging her love of good food. When Lisa returned to Australia, she worked as a PA to a well-known Melbourne chef.

As you can imagine, this gave Lisa a wealth of experience from which to form the foundation of a novel.

Yes, Chef! is a comedy/romance about disillusioned Becca Stone who leaves her tedious and thankless job taking reservations in one of London’s most successful restaurant empires to work as a PA to a celebrity chef. Soon, Becca’s life is one of travel, reality TV, opening nights and the general thrill of being in the spotlight. All of course, is not as it seems and soon enough the cracks in Becca’s life begin to appear.

Thanks to publisher Penguin Books we’ve got 2 copies of Yes, Chef! to give away. To enter, all you need to do is subscribe to The City Lane by entering your e-mail address into the subscribe box at the end of this post, and leaving a comment about who your favourite celebrity chef is in the “Have Your Say” section also at the end of this post.

This competition is open to readers anywhere in the world and existing subscribers can also enter.

Entries close on Saturday 11 April and winners will be notified by e-mail on Sunday 12 April.

Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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