Your day with us
Here follows some information about your day and details that you will need to understand and abide by, to make the day a safe and enjoyable success for you.
Your booking is non-transferable or non-refundable within two weeks prior to the date. Vouchers are valid for Two Years from date of purchase.
Time: 9.15am at Webbes Restaurant, Rye
Parking: in the local car parks (the market car park is just £1.50 for the day and easily accessible to Webbe's, just a short walk)
Uniform: We will provide an apron, and working utensils and kitchen cloths. If you prefer using your own knives then please bring them with you, labelled with your name and safely wrapped for transporting.
Please wear comfortable closed toe, flat shoes, preferably non slip, remembering you will be working in a commercial kitchen.
It is advisable to have long hair tied back, and you may wish to wear a scarf or bandana for hygiene purposes.
No nail varnish or jewellery should be worn, i.e. rings, bracelets or watches, must be removed.
Cool clothing is advisable, tee-shirt/cotton blouse and light trousers or jeans. We hold our current liability insurance certificate with a minimum cover of £5,000,000. Paul is fully qualified in Food Hygiene and First aid. Our day will start with an induction, you will be shown around the kitchen, equipment and its uses will be explained to you. We will then discuss the menu, delegate tasks and arrange time schedules.
We will prepare a six course lunch. We will make canapes and other light nibbles along the way. Although we are cooking to a set menu, we will demonstrate other methods of preparation using the same ingredients and we invite you to ask questions.
While on our premises we advise you that this is a commercial environment, and has associated hazards.
Our equipment is sharper, many utensils are heavier than you may expect. Our ovens and solid top stoves are hotter, than those you may have at home. The floor is a non slip material, but items spilt on it still become a hazard.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL, BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOURSELF AND OTHERS AROUND YOU. IF IN DOUBT, ASK FOR HELP. YOU WILL NOT BE GIVEN ANY TASKS THAT ARE UNREASONABLE FOR THIS TYPE OF ACTIVITY DAY, AND IF YOU ARE UNSURE OR UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THE DUTIES, THEN YOU MAY DECLINE TO PARTICIPATE IN THAT DUTY.
All of this information is for your personal safety and advice, please take it into your full consideration.
We regard personal hygiene to be very important. We have the main restaurant toilets available to you.
Hand wash facilities are provided in the kitchen and should be used regularly.
Refreshments will be provided and water should be drunk frequently during the day.
Above all the day will be FUN, a unique experience, and a close up look at an environment that is not usually accessible.
Paul will endeavour to assist everyone during the day and pass on as much information as you require.
By attending the cookery school you are agreeing to having read our information and accepted our terms.