Work at Doubletree by Hilton in Aberdeen

Hello there!
Working at Doubletree by Hilton in Aberdeen is amazing! I gained much experience from the job. I had a shift at the bar. It was both interesting and very excited! I even worked during the breakfast time. It was the best experience! Moreover, I helped other staff during conferences and of course, one of my favourite parts – banqueting. It’s getting more and more busier, so the amount of the guests is increasing. It’s very challenging for me and I am looking forward to the Christmas period.

I had an opportunity to try all the new meals because the hotel released a new menu. Here is one of our main meals 🙂 It was very tasty!
I have even found out a lot of new information about cash register and how to use it. These weeks were just a waterfall of new challenges, new information and new atmosphere. I am very happy that I have such a great opportunity to improve my skills in hospitality & catering 🙂

 

As concerns my free time, I usually go out to the city center. My favourite place to have a meal is Japanase restaurant YO-Sushi in Aberdeen. They made the most delicious soups in the world! After having a meal, I usually just walk around the city and get the energy and beauty of it.  I thank the fortune every day for having the life that I am living right now because it’s the life that I have dreamed of all my life. Thank you! <3

Have an amazing day,
Stephanie
XOXO

Andrew’s Finnish Adventure Blog 2

CHASE Helsinki Update:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd week into work, the clarion is an amazing hotel with so much to offer and the view from the sky room is astonishing; looking out over the city of Helsinki- and such great fun too. Also, the team are very enthusiastic and passionate too.

 

Day off work meant day trip to Suomenlinna for some cultural learning, an island just a 10 minute boat ride from Helsinki harbour, which is a wonderful and historical place full of character and interesting sights, including an 18th century fort plus the Finnish naval academy -which still uses part of the island to this day.

First work week at the hotel

My first work week at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton was amazing! I have found a lot of new information as well as meet my colleagues with whom I will work for the next 4 months. At the begging, I was very worried about my start at this hotel, but it wasn’t necessary. Everyone was very friendly and open to me.
My first work on the first day was food running. I found out how the meals look like and how to present them to the clients during my first shift. On the next day, I had a very useful training where I came to know about HEART and how to deal with the complaints. Afterwards, I had a day off when I went out to the seaside. On my way back, I have seen a very beautiful tree with decorations on it.  The last 2 workings day I was helping at the banqueting and buffet. My favourite work day was when I helped at the banqueting! It was very nice! The guests very really friendly and I was very happy when they thank me 🙂 I had a very pleasant feeling, a feeling of usefulness.
I am looking forward to tomorrow because I am going to have a shift at the banqueting again. Can’t wait!
Write to you soon,
Stephanie
XOXO

Last weeks in Glasgow. First days in Aberdeen.

Hello from Aberdeen! I arrived in Aberdeen yesterday and I fall in love with this city immediately! But before telling about Aberdeen, I would like to describe my last weeks in Glasgow. I have visited some parks. One of them was Queen’s Park. I can say that it’s very powerful place and of course, very magnificent. I took some amazing photos at that park :     Another place that I have visited is Glasgow Green. I am so happy that I have been to that place in my last days in Glasgow because Glasgow Green absolutely worth it and you can’t miss it! I was walking in Glasgow Green when I suddenly smelled the barley. It wasn’t just chance or an accident. Not far from Glasgow Green there is Strathclyde Distillery. This distillery produces grain whisky. The distillery doesn’t look like other distilleries that I have been to. It’s got a more industrial look.   Afterwards, I decided to go to the people’s palace and winter gardens. In front of this museum, there is a Terracotta fountain that depicts Britain’s four colonies : Australia, Canada, India and South Africa.  I found out a lot of interesting information while visiting people’s palace. For example, the last execution took place in 1960 in Glasgow and was seen only by few people.  Or the fact that alcohol lowers the body temperature and should be avoided in very cold weather, but many people don’t know about that and take a drink to ‘warm them inside’. I can say that I spent incredible time in Glasgow and from now on, I have such a great memories to keep!
It was very nice to live in Glasgow, but now I have an opportunity to explore Aberdeen. The main difference between Glasgow and Aberdeen is architecture. All the building are made of granite in Aberdeen. The other huge difference is that there is a sea in Aberdeen. As for me, it’s a great advantage! One more thing is that in Glasgow I relaxed and did a lot of different excursions, but I will get my work experience in Aberdeen. I am looking forward to my first work day and I am very excited about it! I know that my first shift will be in a bar so I can share my knowledge about whisky 🙂

That’s all for now,
xoxo Stephanie

Andrews Finnish/Estonian Adventure.

Hey I’m Andrew and I’m from south Wales. I was living in Perth Scotland working in a hotel and then came about me going from Perth, Scotland to Helsinki, Finland chase project underway and I’m getting to put my hospitality experience and knowledge to the test in a fantastic cultural city which I’ve never had the pleasure of visiting before;  5 months of learning and working but doing what I love and getting too learn about a totally new place and culture is an opportunity which I couldn’t pass up on. I can’t thank light in the Path enough for this, because if hospitality is for you and you’re always willing to learn then this is a must as there is no destination, is just one long journey which will always be exciting and always interesting.

 

 

 

 

 

Cultural learning trip today to Tallinn, capital of Estonia. Absolutely beautiful city and the traditional aspect and loving of the city still remains in certain areas. We had the pleasure of visiting these areas as well as the old town, which was the ending of the day after we had finished off visiting local shops and mingling with the locals taking in the language. The welcome which they provided means Tallinn is now very much a hot spot on my visiting list in the near future and I highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in culture to come here, as it’s similar to Helsinki also and only a 2.5 hour ferry journey away.

 

 

 

Week 3&4 in Scotland

 Hello there! My week 3&4 in Scotland was the best time time ever! I have visited Loch Ness, Inverness and The Highlands! It was very impressive! During that trip to the Highlands I have visited Culloden Battlefield and even Craigh na Dun. If you know TV series called Outlander, it is that place from which Claire traveled back to the past. I stayed at night in Inverness. I like that city a lot because it’s very calm and incredible at the same time. It’s the best place to relax from chaos.

I tried haggis, neeps & tatties there for the first time and I think it was the best haggis ever because the consistency of neeps & tatties was very creamy.

I have visited Newtonmore Highland Folk museum where some parts of Outlander were filmed. Afterwards, I have visited my first whisky distillery. Blair Athol Distillery. I think it’s the most beautiful distillery ever. This distillery distills Blair Athol single malt whisky. It is used in Bell’s whisky. I have visited Auchentoshan distillery as well and it helped me a lot to pass the Whisky Ambassador exam.

I went around the city called Stirling. I have seen Wallace Monument and I even went upstairs to have an overlook of that brilliant city. It was very scary and windy upstairs but it worth it. On the 10th of October, I went to Edinburgh. The most impressive part of my trip there was the National Art Gallery. I was very inspired by that visit.  It is my favourite painting from now.

In fact, I have visited a lot of other places and each of them left it’s imprint in my soul. I am feeling a lot of energy because of that trips and it makes me feel very happy! Each day is very productive up here in Scotland and it’s amazing!

I am looking forward to my visit my placement in Aberdeen where I will do my internship! I hope I will manage very well.

That’s all for today. See you soon! Enjoy your life 😉

xoxo Stephanie

Glasgow is amazing .

The last week was rich in whisky, us have  makes a road-trip of two days at the beginning of the week in highlands really very interesting discover Loch Ness it is surrounding and the very beautiful city of inverness .We also have to visit two distillery ( Auchentoshan & Blair athol ) and to cross the whisky ambassador which is a diploma which guarantees that we know Scotch whisky of which we all made a success successfully thus very well.

This week was great I have to visit the beautiful cathedral of Glasgow as well as necropolis, the next day we are to go has Edinburgh which is really impressive and to charge in history. The park of grangemouth summons us to go to visit with the big hoses head it was really massive

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I’m now a whisky ambassador!

Last week was amazing! We went to the highlands, loch ness, 2 different whisky Destillerys( Blair Athol and auchentoshan). But the thing I’m most proud of is that I passed the Whisky ambassador test. To become a whisky ambassador you have to take a course that’s six hours long and do a test with 30 questions and 4 whisky blind test and place the right whisky with the right flavour/smell. Since Whisky is my favourite spirit its nice to have something to show that you know what you are talking about.

Hey am garry

hey am garry really looking forward to going to teneriife, learning spanish, learning about new cultures and gaining new experiences hopefully gaining new skills that i can put forward into attracting employers in the hospitality industry. I try to keep fit by going to the gym and i love a good game of football I also am in to wildlife and and enjoy other sports that can keep you fit. I am keen to learn new skills and be able to cook a wide variety of wide food ranges.

Second week in Glasgow

September 25:

We visited the art gallery and museum of kelvingrove it was very interesting but really too big if you want to visit him take you 3 hours of time to see more but he is Very well and he tells of all the history of shell and more still.

September 26 :

We visited university of Glasgow which is really gigantesque it is impressive we would say poudlard, building of period ” 1451 ” really nice to see. Later we visited a house to realize by Charles Rennie Mackintosh who has a very futuristic style for his time and been looked after well.

September 27 :

We visited Glasgow science center it is really nice to make with many activities manual and physical rather playful it is a nice place.

September 28 :

We visited the reversiez museum it is really good one place for what what is like representation in the old of the car and the trains or the street.

september 29 :

today we visited the lighthouse it was not very interesting for me but he have a great views on the last floors . An now we going to make cooking course .