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.ย ย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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,

I’m moving to Sweden!*

*For five months!

Hi, I’m Liis!
I’m an Estonian girl living in Scotland for the past 5 years.

Two years ago I decided to ‘do something with my life’ and I went to college to study professional cookery. Best decision I ever made!
In 2017, however, my studies were coming to an end, I was working in a chain restaurant and felt like I was lacking any certain future plans..
Lo and behold, as fate would have it, back in June, I got offered an opportunity of a lifetime – move abroad for 5 months, study and work in hospitality and get all expenses paid! I could also choose my own destination (the options were Amsterdam, Tenerife, Helsinki or Gothenburg). Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?
Now, 3 months later, I’m ready to pack my bag and head off to the unknown!

Well, not the totally unknown – I already know my destination, which will be Gothenburg, the 2nd largest city in Sweden; I will be spending the first month in a cookery school there with people from other countries participating in the same programme and then I will be on a work placement in a local 3-4* hotel.
I will be working alongside locals as well as people from Belgium, Finland and France among others.
They also provide a cultural programme, food and accomodation and a daily allowance.

I’ll be leaving in two weeks time, it’s not fully sunk in yet, but I’m now starting to slightly panic about what to pack – 5 months! Cold winters! Work clothes! Being a girl and wanting both comfort and glamour! Ugh, that’ll be the hard part..

In any case, there’s exciting times ahead!

Until next time,
Liis ๐Ÿ™‚