FREE Resources for hospitality staff


Based on what Julia Coney (@juliaconey) has posted on instagram.

We believe that a great way to help people is to help them help themselves. And what better way than to give talent a chance to shine?
Our goal is to help talent be recognized, wherever and whomever they may be. Its something small, but we hope it will help in some way.

This is a living document, meaning it will change and expand with YOUR participation.

Its on a Google docs, so anyone can comment.

We do not take responsibility for the accuracy or the content submitted by contributors, we do not own the content, posters are the owners of the content they contribute, we do not censor unless disruptive or racist commentary, play nice.

These are all Instagram handles. Add twitter if you like.

LINK: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MVuYdlfW3VWpqEe9yRk2VglrruEkELQLi0aa5dx58R4/edit?usp=sharing

@denise_atipiano
@derrickwestbrook
@mcbridesisters
@maisonnoirwines
@sipwinebeer
@lafeterose
@esrever_wines
@cruologyvines
@kimberly_t_johnson
@whitneyblueee
@iamthelita
@winegirlnoire
@cocoa_wineaux
@bewitchinglee
@sansbible
@prettygirlscook
@blackgirlswine
@livegoodwithmax
@le.rosebae
@salbeloved
@cha_squared
@3parkswine
@sarahpierre1
@jellybeanneen
@jahdemarley.drinks
@loveandvines
@imanecipated
@levar2144

@blackgirlsdinetoo
@lotusvinewine
@kells01@dottieandjohn
@shallwewine
@_cabrenae
@zwanng
@girlmeetsglass
@vino 301
@vinemeup
@theswirlsuite
@thewinemistress
@bubbles_n_bourbon
@winonoire@thebubbleista
@thecorkscrewconcierge
@c.anthonyjr
@nicoleerical
@corksandcuvee
@thehuesociety
@quesyrah87
@mrcoats3
@miss_magnolia_wine
@yolanda_shoshana
@chasitycooper
@urbanbooz
@greatwinetours
@andrehmack
@wicksandwines
@sips_and_curves

From Canada, with love.


Who will vouch for your for the reopen? We can help. Your peers and your customers will have a way to help you reach your goals, if you let us help you.

Register and have the advantage of collecting reviews for you, wherever you go. Let’s face it, places open and close, managers move on and change numbers. But the one constant thing is YOU. So wherever you go, and do good work, that is value that gets lost without a vote. Your reputation can now be made real, whenever, wherever. We’ll help you reach the stars.


BE KIND TO YOUR EYES !

Are you tired of having your eyes feeling like they are fried?
After spending too much time in front of a screen I was!

Then in the wonders of the webs I found this nifty free plugin. It basically inverts colors on websites to make them kinder to your eyes. So instead of a white background you can have a black background that is just as easy to read, but much easier in the eyes. I promise I’ll try to add this feature to Agaru, but for now you can surf the web in much more ease. Also, it is FREE.

So don’t put off working on your next great thing because your eyes feel like crying, with this you can work in much more comfort and worry about your ideas and not frying your eyes. Check it out here:

https://darkreader.org/


BOURBON ! DO YOU REALLY KNOW IT?

Bourbon! ’the brownest of all brown liquors’… Love it, hate it, but do you know it’s colourful story?

Here is an excellent resource via @audiobooks. Dr. Albala goes deep into the history all the way back to beer-making to trace the origins of that ‘medicinal’ liquor that aficionados and late nights love. He even argues  that perhaps  taxes on liquor is what really brought on the American independence! Really great content, clearly explained, without pretension, and you may even learn a drinking song or two. Hope that you check it out (as always, not getting paid for this). And if it is your first book with Audiobooks its FREE (also free if you already subscribe).
For more resources like this check out the rest of our site. We have resources on wines, spirits, even guided meditations to help you sleep better and sales resources (ALL FREE). Our goal is to help talent rise. 
https://a.co/0TBC3Nn (<– click here for audiobook)


Picture credit Sir Joseph Paxton, “Capsicum ustulatum,” Paxton’s Magazine of Botany and Register of Flowering Plants, 1838.

There was a time when curry did not have chilli peppers. I know, unthinkable. I never really thought about it but it makes sense, Chilli peppers arrived to India much after Columbus ran into the new world.

So how’d they cook before that? Seems lots of garlic, ginger and the pungent asafoetida. Not until the 1600 there was a record of chilies making curry. Wild eh? Via @contingent_mag
https://contingentmagazine.org/2020/06/25/curry-before-columbus/


MERITOCRACY CAN HAPPEN. . . IF YOU WANT.

One of the challenges for meritocracy in hospitality is access. 
Colleges have tests, trades have specialized benchmarks, but hospitality in North America lacks that. Instead we get arbitrary and subjective criteria to promotions and access to opportunities.
As society progresses we will find that in order to have real  growth and change we ‘ll have to apply and encourage merit based promotions. 
Just like democracy,  change begins with YOU being willing to participate and be willing to extend a chance to others. Participation is crucial for a civilized society, and recognizing the talent of others will bring about real change.
How, do we propose? Vote on our platform recognizing talent you find.

Help us help them establish a record of their skill, so that talent can rise beyond politics and other -isms at work. Your participation is rewarded as well.
Win-win-win.
Together will bring people what they deserve: Respect and dignity.  Cannot be bought or sold. It will be built by the talent and effort of the individual. We will make it tangible


From the government of Canada,


“ OTEC, along with the Futures Skills Centre, is launching the Tourism & Hospitality Emergency Response (THER) recovery plan, funded by the Government of Canada and funded in part by the Government of Ontario. We’re here for you! Complete the SURVEY today at

 https://tourismhospitalityworkers.ca

for a chance to win one of three $200 VISA gift cards. See contest rules.” 



CHALLENGE THE RED SEAL, EARN MORE !

Good news for kitchen staff: you can challenge the Red Seal certification if you have enough hours. This is great because this certification can open doors to better pay and opportunities. If you are laid off I would really consider this chance! A nice subsidy (AKA FREE MONEY) really helps in these challenging times

From OTEC’s Site:
Red Seal Equivalency Course Details

Cost: Subsidy Available
Duration: The Trades Equivalency Assessment takes 10-15 weeks to assess following submission
Method of Study: Self-Study
Age Requirement: 18 years and older
Eligibility: Resident of Ontario, eligible to work in the province. 6000+ hours of experience as a professional cook.

Course Description
This program is for anyone with experience, but no formal training or formal apprenticeship in cooking. 

If you have 6000+ hours of work experience as a professional cook, this program can help you collect the documentation, pay for the assessments, books and exams needed to apply for Red Seal Equivalency Certification and take your career to the next level.

We will assist you with:

  1. Direction to get proof of your 6000 hours of work experience.
  2. Assistance with the Trades Equivalency Assessment(TEA) application process.
  3. Funding up to 50% of the TEA application costs,  Red Seal Exam Fee and study materials.

Start Dates

Ongoing intake

Your career starts here. Prepare to succeed. 
 Contact Nicolette at 437-994-6490 or by email nicolette@hospitalitytrainingcentre.com for information about registration.

Any questions? Call 1-888-777-HWTC (4982)

Please share with colleagues and talent out there!
#hospitality #hospitalityindustry #restaurant #gastronomy #hospitalityjobs #chef #cook

https://hospitalitytrainingcentre.com/red-seal-equivalency/