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The 5 best things about having a chef job at Christmas

The 5 best things about having a chef job at Christmas

Felicity Winsley our consultant managing the role
Date posted: 18/11/2022

Whether you relish the thought of covering yourself in tinsel or consider yourself to have more scrooge-like tendencies, we think a chef job is the ideal Christmas job. In fact, we've selected the five best things about working in the kitchen during this time of the year.

Spoiler alert: we're talking about the buzz in the kitchen, the chance to take some extra shifts, and coming together as a team to make people's Christmases merry and bright. Plus, you'll get some extra experience and build the skills that are essential in any kitchen.

But that's enough spoilers. Read on to find out what we think are the five best things about a chef job at Christmas, and don't miss our latest chef jobs at M&B below.

1 - The high energy

If you feed off other people's energy, you'll be well fed in a kitchen during the festive period. And if you can handle a busy Christmas shift and keep your cool, we bet you can boss any shift.

Now we know what you might be thinking. Busy equals chaotic, right? Not at all. That's just one of the most common kitchen myths. Because if you've got a good team where all the kitchen assistants, chefs and the kitchen manager work together, well, it's just magic. This takes us to our next point.

2 - The chefraderie

No, chefraderie isn't a word, but we think it should be. The close friendships you make in a kitchen are just one of the reasons to love a chef job, and it's no different during Christmas.

Many chefs can't possibly see themselves working anywhere else. And that's just one of the many things you'll have in common with your fellow chefs. There's definitely a job to get done, but that won't stop you from having fun working in the kitchen.

3 - Pick up some extra shifts

Christmas is the time of the year our nation loves nothing more than cosying up together for a festive drink or treating ourselves to a generously portioned roast dinner. So what does that mean for our pubs and restaurants? It means they're brimming with thirsty and hungry people and more shifts for the taking. It's the perfect opportunity to bulk up your paychecks so you can treat your friends and family to some snazzy gifts.

4 - You're in Christmas food heaven

If you're a fellow foodie, then the food will be the ultimate thing you look forward to at Christmas. And guess what? At M&B, our kitchen teams are right in the action, bringing our Christmas menus to life. Think golden roasted potatoes, crispy pigs in blankets and gravy seasoned to perfection.

5 - You get to make someone's Christmas

A chef job means combining your love for food with your joy for leaving people feeling satisfied. You can bet the plates you serve will put a smile on a face or two. Does it really get better than that?

Find a Christmas job at Mitchells & Butlers

We can't think of a better time to join our team than at Christmas. Our pubs, bars and restaurants are never more alive and merry. And, let's not forget the benefits of working at M&B. You'll scoop up a 33% discount that can be used on food and drink at any of our businesses, and get access to 30% off your earned pay within 24 hours of finishing your shift, just to name a few.

With 13 brilliantly unique brands, including Miller & Carter, Nicholson's and Premium Country Pubs, there are plenty of options for you to feast on. Check out our kitchen jobs or find out why Simon Whitfield, Accredited Kitchen Manager, has spent more than 30 years building a kitchen career at M&B.

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