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    The private chef runs a restaurant with a difference

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What's it like to be a woman in business in 2015?

What's it like to be a woman in business in 2015?

We asked some of Salisbury's finest working women about their experiences....

Salisbury Life

"I think we are primarily individuals."

"I've met 'impossible' men and 'impossible' women, I've worked with selfless men and selfless women," says Rachel Muse, owner of pop-up restaurant business Talk Eat Laugh. "A gaggle of women can be as sexist and obnoxious as a group of men. We are all complex personalities and sometimes personalities clash. More often though they work together to produce something far greater than the individuals could have achieved by themselves."

"I think we should support everyone and all help each other"

"With the caveat that if you get a bad vibe from someone or have experience of a person acting against you, then minimise the contact you have with them," says Rachel Muse. "Otherwise interact with as many people as you can because each person is a new source of ideas. Great ideas can come from anyone, anywhere at any time. If you don't learn from someone, then it says more about you than it does about the other person. The people I like to work with are the ones who ask you at the end of the conversation, 'can I do anything for you?'. The more we help each other, the more we learn."

"I plan events and weeks down to the last detail to ensure I get everything done in an effective and efficient manner."

"My personal financial plans are sharply defined and already achieved" says Rachel Muse. "Life however, I like to let happen. I have passed up on some opportunities that now I wonder about. I had a place at LSE when I was 17 but turned it down. I ended up going to a Canadian university and then completing my mathematics degree at the University of Southampton. For every chance I have turned down I have tripped over another great opportunity and grabbed it with both hands."

Discreet & Delicious

In 1988, a crack commando unit was sent to university by their A level results for a crime they didn't commit. These students eventually escaped from a maximum security stockade to the european underground. Today, still wanted by the government they survive as private chefs. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them....maybe you can hire Discreet and Delicious .