Restaurant Manager Alex Tozer gives career advice

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 16th March 2017

Chef Career Advice

Based on his extensive experience working within Hospitality Industry, Restaurant Manager, Alex Tozer offers his advice to aspiring Chefs in an attempt to help them on their journey up the career ladder:

My names Alex, I'm the Restaurant Manager at Paul Ainsworth at number 6 at Padstow. If I was leaving college and looking to do front of house, I'd be looking at the different aspects of front of house and the different styles around that, I'd be looking to try and match my personality to what levels of hospitality I wanted to do, not just picking one at random but finding what's going to work for me and my staff. A young person can expect from our industry a lot of hard work but a lot of benefits and a lot of rewards.

A great opportunity to meet a huge amount of people. It's also a very gratifying industry I mean not every person gets to leave work at the end of the evening and everyone's gone home shaking their hand and giving them a kiss on the cheek all those sorts of things it doesn't happen in an office. The guy who's in the paper room doesn't come in and pat you on the back and say well done thanks, great work that was brilliant but it does n hospitality so that hard work comes also with a lot of gratitude and a lot of rewards.

The best piece of careers advice that I've ever been given is very simple, very short was not to take it personally but to take it seriously.

When someone's looking to join us front of house here at the restaurant were looking pretty much solely for personality, everything else can be taught it's how they deliver themselves to the client it's how they come across to people, their warmth, their empathy but it's purely personality everything else can be brought to the table via training. A career at Paul Ainsworth at Number 6, can bring a lot to someone at front of house you would be able to expect a lot of training, a lot of mentoring, a lot of one to one time and a wonderful experience to see some stunning food coming from the kitchen and working with a really passionate team and for the right people that are looking to develop their a great opportunity within this small company as we grow.

A career at Paul Ainsworth at Number 6, can bring a lot to someone at front of house you would be able to expect a lot of training, a lot of mentoring, a lot of one to one time and a wonderful experience to see some stunning food coming from the kitchen and working with a really passionate team and for the right people that are looking to develop their a great opportunity within this small company as we grow.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 16th March 2017

Restaurant Manager Alex Tozer gives career advice