After some pretty bleak posts about the challenges facing small local businesses things have definitely picked up. We could say it’s down to the weather – sunshine definitely brings out the walkers. We could say its thanks to the fabulous efforts put in by Richard who’s been overseeing our marketing this month (more on that to follow!). Perhaps it’s just that exponential effect people kept talking about – where one person tells another – or two others – and like that penny on the chessboard the numbers keep doubling till you find yourself a millionaire on a beach in the Bahamas. Oh – sorry – that’s me dreaming – back to reality!
Whatever the reason I’m done with the 5.45am starts and 10.30pm finishes (well for now!) so we’re looking for some help. What we really need is people who have food service experience, great customer service skills, flexibility and the ability to work really well as part of a team. But – and this is where it won’t work for many people – at the moment we can only offer occasional and irregular hours when we’re really busy.
What does this mean?
Well, we may need someone at 5.45am to make 45 rounds of sandwiches. Or to stay till 7pm cleaning the floor after 30 Afternoon Tea sittings. Perhaps on a Monday you’d be free to spend an hour or two cleaning the back kitchen and bathroom? Or on a Saturday afternoon when we have a birthday party you’d load the dishwasher a dozen times (and maybe make me a cup of tea and some toast?!)
You’d need to have great telephone answering skills, be able to work at speed and take huge pride in your work. You will also have exceptionally high standards of hygiene and personal appearance. A good sense of humour is essential – and a willingness to taste test bakes at all hours of the day (it’s never too early to try out a carrot cake…)
And how will it work?
If you’d like to be a part of Team Kitchen and you’re okay with irregular, flexible hours then please get in touch. After a friendly chat (interviews make some people nervous…) we will add the successful candidates to a “bank” of casual staff. When we need help we will shout out and if you’re free and would like the shift it’s all yours.
If you’re still interested drop me an email email@example.com Attach a CV and – please don’t be offended – we need people who can hit the ground running. Much as we love to train people up at the moment we need staff with experience.
Looking forward to hearing from you!