This article was commissioned after the team behind AWOL recruitment found out that one of this year’s newly placed Temporary Chefs was offered the chance of a life time; to become a head chef at one of Cumbria’s finest boutique restaurants. Chef Jerry Bowes successfully passed his food hygiene and Chef training course in May of 2011 and came out of college fresh with ideas and modern recipes and menu ideas, all that was needed now was the chance to show off the new chef skills he had learned over the duration of his training.
Jerry contacted AWOL recruitment at the bringing of May, pre-empting his successful qualification of the chefs course, upon registering his details with AWOL, Jerry was asked to send a CV detailing his qualifications and any experience he may have gained in the industry along the way. The requested information was completed by Jerry and upon receipt of such information; the team at AWOL set about finding this newly qualified chef a job in the industry, however with the UK recession of 210 and 2011 still in full swing the abundance of restaurants seeking newly qualified chefs was limited, coupled with the fact that Jerry didn’t have any transport and was limited to public transport, the AWOL team felt they had to find Jerry a chef jobs from within his local area of Cumbria.
Knowing that Cumbria boasts a good and longstanding boom during the summer holiday season, the AWOL team felt confident in placing this new chef in a temporary chef position within Cumbria or the Lake District, with the limited experience present on Jerry’s CV, the chef recruitment specialists at AWOL thought that placing this chef in relief chef jobs positions was beneficial to his long term job prospects and assist him in his goal of becoming a head chef at one of the UKs best restaurants or boutique café’s. Within a month of Jerry being on the ‘seeking work’ books at AWOL, the team had found him no more than 4 different Chef de Partie positions which was felt that he would stand a solid chance of retaining a job thereafter completing the temporary employment duration. Jerry was told about his first interview, the AWOL team made sure he was prepared and feeling confident about the position, the restaurant was small, but upcoming and had experienced a great demand during the Summer Holiday season. After the interview, Jerry was asked to call his liaison at AWOL and report back on how he had thought it went, however by the time Jerry had called AWOL, his liaison had already spoken to the potential employer and was happy to report to Jerry that he had won the position of a line chef for the next 5-8 months.
If you would like to get your foot on the ladder to becoming and finding new head chef jobs, then look no further than the chef recruitment specialist’s on hand to offer CV and experience in the catering industry at AWOLrecruitment.com.