Advice from Adam Smith, Head Chef at the Devonshire Arms

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 4th August 2016

Chef Career Advice

Based on his extensive experience working within the culinary world, Head Chef Adam Smith offers his advice to aspiring Chefs in an attempt to help them on their journey up the career ladder:

Adam Smith is Head Chef at the Devonshire Arms in Yorkshire. He offers his career advice and industry tips to aspiring Chefs. Adam who was formerly senior Sous Chef at The Ritz, London under Chef John Williams tells us what new Chefs can expect from the industry today, plus what they can expect from a career with him at The Devonshire Arms. The best advice I could give somebody leaving college right now is go and find yourself a job in the best establishment you possibly can with somebody you consider to be a great mentor.

"I think what young Chefs expect from this industry or should expect to get out what you put in, if you put all the hard work in you will take masses from it. and that's what it's all about. The best piece of careers advice I've ever been given was probably when I was leaving college and I was told that I had to go and work for Mr Williams at The Ritz."

"Myself personally when I'm interviewing somebody or looking to take somebody on attitude and work ethic takes foremost to anything, a CV can get you a job, but it won't keep you a job, so when you interview start looking for somebody who's passionate, enthusiastic and you get the feeling they really want to be there, really want to work with you any young Chef looking to work in the Devonshire Arms would expect to work hard, be worked hard, be able to take a lot from it and learnt how to be a tight team, so they can become part of the team and part of a growing team so they will be able to grow themselves, and can help us to grow our team, grow our business and improve on what we do."

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 4th August 2016

Advice from Adam Smith, Head Chef at the Devonshire Arms