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CityKitchen hosts work experience for two local students

Published: Friday, 21st July 2017


Cityserve recently had the pleasure of hosting Billy and Sam from Kings Norton Boys School for two weeks.

Cityserve love having students for work experience as it gives us the perfect opportunity to work more closely with schools and inspire pupils into a career in catering.

Wayne Edge, Head Chef at CityKitchen said “It’s important to engage with pupils as it can make a massive difference to their choice in career. At some point these very students will enter working life and speaking to an employer can make a huge difference.”

On their last day of work experience we caught up with Billy and Sam to find out how they got on.

What have you learnt whilst on work experience?

Sam – “I have learnt how work safely in the kitchen and act professionally at all times. I have also learnt knife skills which will help me in future.”

Billy – “I was able to learn the importance of health and safety in the kitchen, including the correct boards to use and required temperatures.”

What has been your favourite part of your work experience?

Both Billy and Sam agreed they really enjoyed making their own pizzas and burgers but their favourite part was being able to present their own dishes to senior staff in the boardroom.

Would you consider a job in the industry?

Billy and Sam were not sure about a career in the industry when they first started however they are now considering working in a restaurant.

Would you recommend this work experience to others?

Sam – “I would definitely recommend work experience at City Kitchen, it is fun and educating.”

Billy – “I have learnt knife skills which I will definitely use again so I would certainly recommend this work experience.”

Brian Cape, Business & Service Development Manager at Cityserve said “It was an absolute pleasure to host Billy and Sam – a fine pair of ambassadors for their school, and I look forward to following their careers.”