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Question 1 of 15
Do you work well with others?
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Yes I work well with others I'm a team player.
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I work very well with others.
3.
Yes, working in a small group of four, I grew to trust and rely on my co-workers. In turn, I learned to demonstrate that they could trust me as well.
4.
Yes I do and is very important to me to work well with my coworkers.
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I haven't had the opportunity to work with several food orders at once but feel with time I could develop the skill to handle myself.
6.
I do work well with others and value their presence and contributions when working. After all, we need to be able to work together in order to succeed. I am also approachable and always willing to help others when needed.
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Yes, I do work well with others and collaboration.
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I'm confident of collaborating with other people.
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Question 2 of 15
Give an example of a time in which you had to be relatively quick in coming to a decision.
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At the end of every semester we had one week where between 11 and noon, we would sell our meals at 1$ apiece. During these events nearly the whole college and nearby MIA staff would line up to take advantage of these deals, and so we would need to serve upwards of 80 customers in a span of seconds to give them it all in an hour.
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I had to help a cook make a sudden menu change and between the two of us we accomplished just that.
Question 3 of 15
Give me a specific example of a time when you used good judgement and logic in solving a problem.
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We needed to restock on our product supply for the Games Workshop section, and my boss wasn't sure what needed to be replenished. Being someone familiar with the product as both a consumer and a worker, I gave him a list of reccomended restocks based on what players would be looking for.
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I had a customer who have a disability. When I finish taking his order I saw that he is having a hard getting his wallet so I offered him help, he let me take his wallet and took the card out and pay for it. Also, while my co worker garnish his burger I put everything he need in the paper bag such as, serviette, straw and ketchup also I assist him to the elevator. So not only I solve the problem, I think I gave an excellent customer service.
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I used good judgement and logic when solving a instructions malfunction where someone out to much cinnamon and as a result we had to double the recipe and bake more.
Question 4 of 15
How do you manage your time?
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I manage my time very well I utilize time management skills.
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I use a white board calendar and personal notes to detail out specific events, while typical routine is written down and rehearsed.
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What I usually do is keep a journal to keep track on my daily activities.
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Very daintily and on time.
Question 5 of 15
Are you efficient with your time?
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Yes I am very efficient with my time.
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Yes, as my senior year working at MCAD saw me routinely balancing six or so class projects, in addition to larger events such as curating my own senior exhibition. I've had to learn to be efficient- you either move forward or you fall behind.
Question 6 of 15
How do you handle performance reviews? Tell me about a difficult one.
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Our job has online reviews me and my coworker worked a a super slow shift one of my customers did a survey on our review website and said that we were very rude. I don't remember us being rude or anything because I'm never rude to a customer I always put there need first and I'm very honest with them.
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I have had performance reviews before and I have done well. Once I had a bad call and I was told the correct way to handle that situation.
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For our colleges junior review I was required to display 11 of my pieces and discuss my work to a panel of three judges, whom afterwards gave me constructive criticisms. I have always taken such criticism well knowing it is important for growth, and though I have had no formal reviews with my previous employers, I have taken it upon myself to ask my bosses how I could improve my performance.
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I handle performance reviews by taking them into consideration and try to understand where they are coming from. I then try to work to their standards.
Question 7 of 15
Have you worked in the food industry before? If so, describe your experience.
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Yes I have worked in the food industry pretty much my whole life.. Its all about preping food being very sanitary and doing everything very well.
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Yes, I have worked several years at the MCAD bistro, where we served meals specified to the customer's liking. My duties here included making and preparing the meals, maintaining the dining hall and managing miscellaneous activities such as vending inventory.
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Yes I have worked in the the food industry before for the last 15 years I feel I know all the aspects of the food industry and found the most important part is to work well with other team players and always mingle with the costumers.
Question 8 of 15
What type of people do you work with most effectively?
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I work with a lot of people who take pride in there work and people who work very hard.
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I've learned to work with a variety of co-workers, including those who spoke little English, so I would say I'm reliable with most people. That being said, I always appreciate those who communicate clearly and frequently.
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I can work with all kinds of personalities.
Question 9 of 15
How do your skills relate to this position?
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My skills relate to this position because I applied for food service worker and I have worked in the food industry for a long time.
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My experiences working in a fast paced and pressurized food serving environment have given me the skills and focused needed to do the job right. Working quickly with customer requests, communicating with teammates and my own experiences cooking mean I can produce the foods the Wedge is known for.
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I am qualified to do any position in the kitchen and then some.
Question 10 of 15
Tell me about a time when you did something completely different from the plan. Why did you go that route?
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In my experience, these occasions were the result of sudden inventory expenditure. Namely we would run out of a specific ingredient or other consumable, such as the favorite cheeses or breads. In these scenarios I had to explain to customers that we lacked their desired ingredient, but would be happy to supplement it with a favored substitute.
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A cook went home sick and I had to take over his role to make sure everybody was fed on time.
Question 11 of 15
What areas of Food Prep do you dislike the most?
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I honestly never had any dislikes of food preparation mostly was doing the trash lol.
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The slow periods between the lunch and breakfast rushes, mainly because I like being engaged as a worker.
Question 12 of 15
Where do you excel at in the kitchen?
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Yes, how I managed was just getting the job done,
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I've always been most energetic in preparing the ingredients, be it dicing vegetables or kneading dough. I enjoy the more kinetic activities and the energy they require.
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I excel in everything I do in the kitchen from doing dishes preparing food to washing the floor.
Question 13 of 15
Have you ever worked with a head chef, whom you disliked? How did you manage?
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I haven't had such an experience with a chef, but I have had a senior co-worker who had a very specific way of handling tasks- the catch was he spoke no English. There was no animosity between us, but communication could be difficult. I did not stop trying however, and was eventually able to pick up on enough Spanish words and phrases to not only communicate, but even exchange banter with him.
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I have never worked with anybody I didn't like or get along with.
Question 14 of 15
What are your career goals as a Food Prep worker?
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My career goals as a food prep is to work in a five star restaurant and be a top chef.
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I'd like to take my career as an oppurtunity to become a skilled taskmaster who can reliably manage his workplace environment.
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My goal is to do my job the best I can and to always have a happy costumer.
Question 15 of 15
Have you ever experienced a rush of kitchen orders? How do you remain calm and composed?
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Yes, by having an organized system in place as well as clean and organized work space. Also, good communication with team is important.
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I have a experienced in a rush kitchen orders because of my previous job that is a fast paced environment which get really busy at times. So what I usually do is I stay calm and stay focus on what I am doing. Sometimes I would multi task but in the same time make sure that I am doing everything right and organize.

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