Hard working but lots of fun
Griller, Buddy Trainer, Supervisor (Current Employee) – Leeds, ENG – 26 March 2014
My current role involves supporting the manager on shift, for example managing the kitchen, where throughout the shift I need to manage staff breaks, stock levels, and ensure legal H&S requirements are adhered to.
Typically, I am on shift with at least one new member of staff, and my role is to supervise their training, ensuring they learn the necessary skills to create the meals to a high standard. I am also responsible for making sure they learn how to set up and close down the machinery within the restaurant (e.g. ovens, grills) whilst adhering to safety guidelines and H&S / COSHH laws.
The team has a strong sense of collaboration, regularly helping each other out and having a laugh whilst working to short deadlines (meals need to be ready within 12 minutes). Managers occasionally pitch in and help out as well, if the extra pair of hands is needed.
The hardest part of the job is probably working with the stress of having to produce high quality, appetising and delicious looking and tasting meals in such a short time frame. Also the work can be extremely dirty and laborious at times from cleaning all machinery and surfaces.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the fun we have working together as a team. Most of the time, people are usually having a laugh as they work. Also the free meals are a pretty good part of the job.
Irregular/long shifts, hard and dirty work.