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first job gitters plz help :)

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hi first off im new on here so wasnt sure where to post this but this is my question or problem as it were.

 

iv been a catering student for 3 years now and im just finishing my level 3 prof cookery, i have never had a chefs job before iv been a kp in a busy pub and helped prep and do servise on quiet days but now iv got a job as a chef in a small but just as busy restaurant were at sertain points ill be the only chef on and im kind of scared dont know what to do or what im ment to do through servise and i dont want to mess this up.

 

does anyone have any tips or advise on how i can get over my nervs or get better at servise so i dont make an arse out of myself at my new job ?

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Welcome to the business my friend, now the real learning starts. First, jitters are normal and they won't go away for quite some time till you build your confidence in what you know. Here are a few things that should help.

 

  • Make sure you have your knife kit ready to go. Knives sharp and all the equipment you think you will need. Make sure you pack a few band aids. 
  • Don't run off with the first task they give you in a frantic pace. Once you are assigned something thing clearly about what you need to do to accomplish it.
  • Do not say you know something when you don't. Far better to say you don't know then you do.
  • Don't ask when you can go home.
  • Time yourself as you start tasks to see how long it takes you and keep track.
  • Stay calm and remember it is only a job there are a ton of them out there. Not every place is a good fit so know if you are being mis-treated or unappreciated. It could take several places to find a good fit.
  • Watch the cooks in the kitchen who are stars and try to emmulate what they do.

 

Hope that helps.

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Nicko 
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Thanks,

Nicko 
ChefTalk.com Founder
All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking
All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking
Bacon (I made)
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Thanks thats a great help smile.gifsmile.gif (y)
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