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"Being a chef is wonderful. I have the ability to create art through food. The best part about being a chef is making others smile and share the same excitement I have for good food."
Posted 6 years ago in Cedar Hill, TX
Chef at Westin Hotels and Resorts
in Atlanta, GA

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"My experience was very rewarding. I gain a lot skills"

What do you like about working at Westin Hotels and Resorts?

"I liked that a gain a lot of skills that I did not learn in culinary school."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be perpared to gain a lot of knowledge. It is a fine dining atmosphere."

What don't you like about working at Westin Hotels and Resorts?

"I like everything about the company. I wish at the time they had other oppitunities for me."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I do not have any suggestions for management. I think they did a great job."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Chef at Westin Hotels and Resorts
in Atlanta, GA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"I was a intern. I learned a lot of different skills that helped me along the way"

What do you like about working at Westin Hotels and Resorts?

"I learned a lot about food service as a hole. I like the fine dining potion added to this experience."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be professional and ready to learn a lot of different skills."

What don't you like about working at Westin Hotels and Resorts?

"At the time when I started I like the company. I learned a lot. I would not have the experience with out them."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I do not have any suggestions for management. My overall experience I will never forget."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Chef at Genesis HealthCare
in Pawtucket, RI

What do you like about working at Genesis HealthCare?

"pay, that's about it. Perhaps some reccomendations should I leave it."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Ask about staff ratios. Ask about equipment. Staff turnover and loyalty."

What don't you like about working at Genesis HealthCare?

"too much work in too little time. badly organized area to work in"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Not be so cut thoat. Not having the bottom line determine every decision. Listen to reality."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Chef at Pit Boss BBQ
in Hapeville, GA

What do you like about working at Pit Boss BBQ?

"It allows me to be in a different environment that accustomed."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Depending on the position interviewing, be very clear when asking questions about company goals and directions. This is especially important if the position is temporay/contract position."

What don't you like about working at Pit Boss BBQ?

"The actual space given to execute job requirements. However, the job gets done with the same expertise as if it were a gourmet kitchen."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Redefine and make your catering menu more user friendly. That is to say, costs should be consistent and not based on how close of a friend it is. Business is business! Discounts should always be given to repeat, long-term guests."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Chef at Chartwells
in Ada, OK

What do you like about working at Chartwells?

"The work enviorment was good the foob purchased was top notch"

What don't you like about working at Chartwells?

"I got sick and called in then the next day my big boss said I was a no-call no-show and fired me.That was a wrong decision to make and I got my un-employment"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Talk to your managers so you get the correct information before you make a terrible decision"

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Chef at Smith's Food and Drug
in Las Vegas, NV

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"fun, educational and always a different challenge every day"

What do you like about working at Smith's Food and Drug?

"I enjoyed working for smith's because of the employees and the regular customers. I also had control of the kitchen so was able to developed my own menus."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"this company has training courses for management. I recommend that they take advantage of the opportunity to educate themselves and therefor move up in the company."

What don't you like about working at Smith's Food and Drug?

"I really do not have an answer for this other than I was required to be there 6 days a week but the o.t. was worth it."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"get to know your employees so you learn their work habits. this makes it easier to place them in a position where they will be more productive ( for the company)and comfortable(for the employee)."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Chef at Micro Informatique

What do you like about working at Micro Informatique?

"Fun and a great company to grow with."

What don't you like about working at Micro Informatique?

"My boss doesn't trust me in work."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"To manage the people closest to the project, as well as the person doing the actual job."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Chef at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
in San Diego, CA

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"I work on a sport fishing vessel which is a seasonal position. It is a fun."

What do you like about working at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum?

"Working at sea and experiencing the ocean and the different people that come aboard."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Yes, make sure you understand what the job really entails."

What don't you like about working at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum?

"the ruff water and not being able to contact people at home in case of an emergency"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I have no suggestions for management at this time I find the position to be fun"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Chef at Eureka Casino Resort
in Mesquite, NV

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"My work was relevant and obvious."

What do you like about working at Eureka Casino Resort?

"Raising the standard of what the quality of foods and training others to be assets to the company."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Delve yourself into your job and take little notice of the bureaucracy that is constantly at play around you."

What don't you like about working at Eureka Casino Resort?

"Giving my restaurant an identity and reputation for upscale, high end quality foods, consistently."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"To take genuine notice of the food service professionals that they hire and stop discounting otherwise poor advice from others."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Chef at La Vineria
in New York City, NY

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"my first experience like a chef in charge"

What do you like about working at La Vineria?

"the employee the best coworker ever ,there was really I work team"

What don't you like about working at La Vineria?

"the owner don't give us the right support suppose to be I successfully place"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I guess nothing because they have sold the placevery disappointed"

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Chef at Antica Bottega del Vino
in New York City, NY

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"I enjoy a self made item restaurant"

What do you like about working at Antica Bottega del Vino?

"I have learn a lot like how can handled the press ion of high volume restaurant"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"yes if u want improve yourself this is I guess would be the right place"

What don't you like about working at Antica Bottega del Vino?

"almost nothing ,that was very exiting challenge for me ,the weather because I was in n.y"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"really I don,t know now is almost 4 years I left the place"

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Chef at Marriott International
in Los Angeles, CA

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"Learned many diffrent jobs in 14 years and grew for the better ."

What do you like about working at Marriott International?

"Gave you opportunities to learn and go with the company."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"May opportunities for you lay ahead do your best and be honest to your beliefs and you will get there."

What don't you like about working at Marriott International?

"I locked myself in to a position that I could not get out of an was held back for that."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Be fair to all and follow the company structure that if you have someone that wants to learn teach them."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Chef at Vibrant Table
in Portland, OR

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"great experience, learned alot, taught alot, fed alot, good money"

What do you like about working at Vibrant Table?

"the creative opportunities, the people, the travel, the hours worked and the financial rewards"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"keep it clean and professional, be on time whether or not the function (interview) runs late."

What don't you like about working at Vibrant Table?

"the seasonality of the work, sitting around when the functions were delayed"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"to increase number of caterings (sales force), to provide for a shorter seasonal slowdown. also, to change up the menu a little more frequently."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Chef at Grisanti's
in Louisville, KY

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Family owned, the owner being passionate obout serving others"

What do you like about working at Grisanti's?

"Family values, great staff, great customers that loved our food"

What don't you like about working at Grisanti's?

"I loved everything about the company, left to open my own business"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"They should have kept the multiple units, but the owner reitred."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Chef at ARAMARK
in Milwaukee, WI

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"This company overall sucks the life out of you."

What do you like about working at ARAMARK?

"I like that I can be creative and make suggestions on how to make my job better."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Do not interview... it's a waste of time. You will not get anywhere. I got an 18 cent raise last year... when I took on way more job duties. Horrible."

What don't you like about working at ARAMARK?

"Where do I begin... the raises are horrible. If you want to make money to live of off, do not work here. The management is just concerned about the numbers and the stupid paper work. That is all, just busy work that is a waste of time. Also, I think the managers are sexist against women. I know for a fact women make less than men doing the same job. This company is horrible. If you know what's good for you don't work here."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Get new ones. Do not micro manage, that is the worst thing you can do. It is so frustrating to hear one thing from one manager and one thing from another. You're left to think... what the hell do I do."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
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