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Ampersand to hold first chef recruitment day

Ampersand has joined forces with its sister companies Lusso and Chester Boyd to launch the business’ first Chef Recruitment Day on Wednesday 1 June in Central London.

The event takes place between 3pm and 8pm to accommodate chef working hours and has the primary objective of discovering talented, driven chefs that share the company’s love of great food and service to fill current vacancies across its London-based sites.

From commis chefs through to head chefs, candidates will be invited to submit their CV to chefrecruitment@chandco.net for consideration. Candidates who clearly possess a passion for food and high standards will be selected to attend the Chef Recruitment Day for the face-to-face selection process.

The event format consists of three stages. A ‘speed-dating-style interview’ will be followed by a trade test for those successful at interview stage. The trade test will challenge the chefs’ skill and creativity to prepare a delicious dish from a selection of ingredients in just 20 minutes. The final stage is a one-to-one debrief that will put the successful chefs in touch with site managers or provide constructive feedback to those that have not quite made the grade.

CH&Co Group will maximise its links with local colleges and universities and use the power of social media and the press to ensure as many chefs as possible have the opportunity to apply to CH&Co Group as a progressive career choice.

Catherine Silvester, head of HR at CH&Co Group, comments: “It’s widely reported that the industry is suffering from a chef shortage crisis, but as our business continues to grow we are determined to attract the right people to enhance our excellent reputation for food and service. Our dedicated chef recruitment drive will engage chefs at varying stages of their career who want to develop both professionally and personally within a company committed to nurturing and supporting talent. The robust format of the Chef Recruitment Day has been designed to enable candidates to shine and we look forward to discovering a wealth of talent.”

Chefs interested in the Chef Recruitment Day should submit their CVs to chefrecruitment@chandco.net by 27 May 2016.

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