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  • Usually from very on in their Chef career a pastry chef will have focused on this section to become a specialist.
  • Accountable for the running of a 'section or corner' ie veg, sauce or pastry. Good organisational skills are required.
  • This is the very first rung on the ladder to a career in cooking and becoming a fully fledged member of the Brigade - in this role you'll find yourself doing very basic tasks developing knife skills and understanding kitchen etiquette and disciplines.
  • Understandably, many people find discussing salaries uncomfortable and embarrassing during an interview. However, most interviewers expect some bartering and, if it motivates you to put more into the job, it is worthwhile for both the applicant and the employer.
  • Rapport is the connection between two people; the spoken and unspoken words that say ‘we are on the same page’. In an interview situation you can employ numerous techniques to maximize the rapport between yourself and your interviewer.
  • The main aim of a covering letter is to encourage recruiters to read your CV. However, it needs to do a lot more than say, 'here is my CV!'. In short, it is the biggest chance you have to sell yourself.