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I'm about to finish college near the end of next month and i am struggling to come to terms with how on earth i could find a job some where as a cook or helping to organize parties, i just don't know how i'm going to do this all of it is so confusing. I need a job where they can train me some more too, the only course i managed to get is a basic course but i have been  doing the same one since last January except it is slightly different as i am no longer serving from the more professional kitchen as they decided it would be better used for the more advanced classes, and I'm now in the kitchen on the first floor now where we learn basic cookery and learn to cook from pans you use at home. I need to someone to take me on here in Bolton, England who can train me from what I've done, i just don't know how I'm going to go about it, is party organizing only a casual job?, id love to do it for my main job but if it's only casual how would i get a job in a restaurant?. Anyone here who worked had training? or hires people and trains them up? how did you go about doing it? how would i find such jobs?, looking online is useless... every time i search no matter how i word it all it keeps giving me is head chef, sous chef or marketing jobs, it's already hard to find a job but the more places only allow online applications the more impossible it gets to even find a job. Any advice that isn't co confusing?.

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Anyone at all got any tips?

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Good grief !  Turn off the computer and go to the restaurants and clubs---those people are to busy cooking to sit at a computer and write want adds.

 

Let them know you are a completely green student---training is usually done by the 'sink or swim' method----you will be given a duty---some oversight----then you succeed or fail.

 

 

If you survive your first assignment,you will ,soon enough, be moved to something more challenging.

 

This will be repeated until you have reached your limit of competence.
 

Once you are hired,no one will ever ask what schooling you have---this is a 'show me,don't tell me 'world you are entering.

Logic and common sense --a cool head under pressure----these traits will move you to the top faster than anything else.

 

Turn off the computer--start knocking on doors.---Mike-----

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I've given up on looking for work for now, seems for the UK what experience i have is only good for a kitchen porter job but there is hardly any but more sous chef jobs, so back to training i go, going to go into an apprenticeship i'm just waiting on this one i applied for and if i don't hear back then i will let the college put me in a place to do an NVQ, here in the UK we currently have no clue who is hiring where as the jobs are lacking and were lacking in money too so all we can do is save a bit of money for going to interviews then look at home online, sucks but it works anyway. They are trying to make everything interactive online.

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@emmbai90, and what is wrong with a kitchen porter job?

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Nothing as i said though there is hardly any position for that where i live it's most sous chef positions or for other higher positions so i'm going to need more training for any hope of getting work here.

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Nothing as i said though there is hardly any position for that where i live it's most sous chef positions or for other higher positions so i'm going to need more training for any hope of getting work here.


IMHO, more than training is essential for starting above prep cook/porter, and that is called EXPERIENCE and that, as a general rule, is gained from starting at the bottom, listening and learning and practicing, and demonstrating your work ethic, skills, passion, and desire.

 

In my 50+ years of business experience, no piece of paper effectively replaces EXPERIENCE.

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Definitely :) so i'm not quite ready to get a job here in the cooking filed yet for sure, the kitchen porter jobs are probably few because you only need like 2 part time workers in per day so not so many opportunities on the very basic jobs, i applied for an Apprentice Chef position so hopefully they respond back, if not college can probs put me in one, i think they get people into places for apprenticeships like they do for placements.

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