Hiring the right staff for your kitchen

Running a busy kitchen takes a lot of personal and professional skills. Namely, qualifications in catering management, organisation, tenacity, patience and of course, stamina. But having the right team in place makes it so much easier and once you’ve got a good system in place, you can focus on creating fantastic food.

What to look for in your kitchen staff

When you’re hiring catering staff, there are a range of a skills that you may be looking for, alongside relevant catering and hospitality qualifications. However, there are a few things that you should consider when hiring a new member of staff to join your team.

  • Ability to remain calm when under pressure
  • Manage multiple tasks at once
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Can bring creativity to presentation and taste
  • Good at communication and organisation
  • Good with numbers and stock
  • Passion for cooking

How we can help your business

Chefs and Events are an established catering agency based in Southsea, Portsmouth. We have a strong record for comprehensively checking our staff for their skills and qualifications. We take the time to place temporary / relief staff with the right businesses, to ensure they fit with the culture and demands of the kitchen.

If you’re looking for a reliable bank of catering staff that meet the above skills, to call upon when you need cover for shifts, please contact us on:

023 9281 2725 or email personnel@chefsandevents.co.uk

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