Peter Joyner, Food Development Chef, Elior

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Chef Career Advice

Peter Joyner Food Development Chef gives advice on entering the industry. He explains the best advice he was given was to make sure 'it's perfect'. In terms of CVs he's looking for enthusiasm to learn and the willingness to go that extra mile. He offers aspiring industry professionals his career advice and industry tips from his many years of experience of the industry.

The best bit of a career advice I was ever given is to make sure it is perfect - whether it's Michelin-starred food or a chilli con carne just try and do it as best as you possibly can. Don't settle for second best it has to be right!

When a CV arrives on our desks within Elior we look for people who are enthusiastic, willing to learn and willing to go that extra mile as well. We don't necessarily look for skills because we have some great teaching and we can give them the skills. 

Chefs can expect from Elior as a career, great opportunities in different sectors, we work in so many different markets so you can work in a football stadium, a rugby stadium to fine dining to corporate hospitality to doing massive events. You can also travel the world so there are huge opportunities out there.

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Editor 21st November 2017

Peter Joyner, Food Development Chef, Elior