I recently had a trial shift at one of Gordon Ramsay's Michelin starred restaurants, to cut a long story short it was my first time in a professional kitchen in nearly 2 & a half years (lots of places around me have shut due to current climate & I fell into a different job that is well paid). Im only 21, but up until recently have a good CV for my age, working my way up in different places & work experience at Marcus Wareing.
When I arrived at Gordon Ramsay's place, it was great to be back in the kitchen, however the experience not so good. I was prepping vegetables & any job I was given that was a little more challenging the chef who was in charge of me said he'd finish it and gave me more vegetables, having been out of the game for a little while I knew what was going on, he was basically giving me his veg prep for the next couple of days so he didn't have to do it. There was a brief before lunch service where the head chef said I was on garnish with the same person who had given me veg all morning & as there was 2 of us to make sure I was used. However, he didn't. Instead I was grating carrots for the whole of lunch service.
Anyway, I received an email saying I didn't get the job. I replied saying thank you for the opportunity and may I ask why I didn't get the job & any pointers would be great. In all honesty, when I went in there I didn't know what to expect from myself being out of practise, but once I was there it felt like I hadn't been away, I've come away with a feeling that I wasn't given a proper trail. Has this happened to anyone else? Where do I stand & in all honesty should I report it to there head office?