Jobs and Careers Autumn 2017 - 83
KAL EC KY T E
SENIOR FLOOR HOUSEKEEPER,
C AME RON-WEBB
JUNIOR SOUS CHEF, PASTRY
educate and inspire individuals at all levels
within our teams. This is supported by our
tailored internal development programmes
at both supervisory and management level,
which identifies our leaders of the future and
offers them the opportunity to refine their
management skills and leadership style, and
reach their full potential to build long-term
careers that are rewarding and fulfilling.
If we have captivated your imagination
and you think that you have what it takes
to deliver some of the world's most
unforgettable luxury experiences, please do
visit our website, maybourne.com/careers to
find out about our current opportunities.
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Hope joined the Claridge's
team as an apprentice in 2012.
Five years on, she's a senior
member of the pastry kitchen
team, leading a team of 16.
Having been previously made
Employee of the Year, Hope is
dedicated to the team and to
the quality and consistency of
the products Claridge's serves.
"Apprenticeships are the best
way to get in to the kitchen - the
training is hands-on and you
learn a great work ethic," she
says. "When I joined, I had no
experience and was given an
opportunity based on my passion.
"The experience here is well
rounded - there are few places
with pastry kitchens this big and
you're working with high-quality
ingredients. I've had exposure to
a variety of skills as everything
that goes on our plates is made
in-house. As a leader, I encourage
creativity; having the chance to
present a dish that you've created
yourself is very rewarding.
"My advice to anyone starting
in hospitality is to be enthusiastic
and ask questions. Curiosity
and a good attitude pay off!"
Vaida is a talented superstar
who walked through our doors
in October 2011 as a room
attendant. Her hard work paid off
and last year she was promoted
to senior floor housekeeper.
"My own personal development
shows you can have a very
exciting career within
housekeeping if you put your
mind to it, are passionate,
committed and, of course, are
not afraid to roll up your sleeves
and get your hands dirty."
Having recently undergone
months of room renovations,
every detail at The Berkeley
combines style and quality.
"This is also so important
as well when we talk about
service," says Vaida. "Exceptional
service can come in the smallest
packages: a personalised note
on a perfectly crisp pillow, a
guest's favourite soap in the
bathroom of fine Italian marble.
Of course, exquisite service
is only possible when your
team knows your guests! I'm
very proud of the team I have
been part of and what we have
achieved over the last few years."
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