An enjoyable place to work when dealing with the clients.
Chef/Breakfast Chef (Current Employee) – Selwyn – 17 February 2014
A typical night for me is rather busy getting the crib /salad bar /breakfast and desserts ready for the coming day. I work alone as it is currently a small camp of up to 60 people so I am involved with being my own kitchen hand as well and parttime dining attendant of a morning before breakfast. I do have help during breakfast when a girl comes in to wash plates for half an hour but I am left to my own devices after Breakfast has finished so I can clean up and wash up the pots /dixies. I suppose I have learnt to be a multi tasker. I try hard to get on well with management and co workers and am part of the team when things such as unloading the food truck occurs and also take an active part in team training such as when a recent fire fighting training morning occurred. I find my co workers to be mainly friendly and congenial.
The hardest part of the job would be that when our numbers were higher, about 150 ,I was still left without an assistant during the night and only had a pot/plate washer come in at the start of service.Sometimes it is hard to have a decent sleep during the day too to revive the batteries for the night.I find the most enjoyable part of the job is the rapport I have with the miners as they come in to Breakfast each morning not to mention the plane ride home.