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Inspireras av Culinary Arts Academy studenten Fridtjofs approach som gav honom en praktikplats hos den världsberömda kocken Chef Mosimann i London. Såhär gick han tillväga:
It all started one day when our school went to the International recruitment Forum (IRF) in Montreux. IRF is basically a recruitment event where employers from the hospitality industry get the opportunity to meet with SEG students as myself.
I was curious and wanted to talk to all companies. I passed Mosimann’s stand, stopped and looked at one of their flyers. I could see by looking at the pictures that this was high standard fine dining. I got interested right away. While I was reading the flyer next to the stand a lot of people came by, delivering their CV asking Mosimann’s questions like ” how long is the internship, do I get accommodation and so on. I could see that this was not the kind of conversation they were looking for. This was all about attitude and willingness.
Then it was my turn. I did it very simple. I said “Hey, your dishes and the place looks fantastic and I’m already interested. I have worked in restaurants before, I’m efficient and if you give me a task I complete it on time. You would want me in your kitchen and I really want the contact information of your Chef please. I have to say I sounded like a bragger. This is business though and I wanted to sell my self.
After a couple of days I received a mail from the Head chef who seemed to like my resume. We we’re emailing and I went thru a phone interview. In early February I went thru and tryout in their private dining club located in London. I love it. It was so inspiring to see such a little kitchen producing such big orders of good looking identical dishes every day. In the end of the weekend I was lucky enough to get the job and I’m really happy about it!
How to get your dream internship
- Always admit who you are and don’t believe anything else.
- There will always be people who try to pull you down. Find out what YOU are good at and focus on that.
- Be humble yet assertive!