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Sommelier: the importance of continuing education

Like good wine, sommeliers improve over time or, more accurately, as they gain experience. It’s not simply a matter of getting a diploma. If you aspire to a career in the world of wines and spirits, here are some tips to achieve a higher level of competence. Pier-Alexis Soulière, named Quebec’s best sommelier in 2017, […]


Training

Working in the Kitchen With No Diploma: How Can You Advance Your Career? 

The restaurant sector currently has a labour shortage. What realities do job seekers without a diploma have to consider to make their mark in this industry, namely a kitchen career? At the end of 2018, the Institut de la statistique du Québec revealed that there were on average more than 116,000 vacancies across the province […]


Oddly enough

Server Testimonials: Some Comical Situations

Under cover of anonymity (for good reason), servers and waitresses shared with us some waitresses’ comical testimonials  situations they had in carrying out their dutie…  When you are a server or waitress, there is no shortage of anecdotes. In fact, there are so many it is even hard to choose the best… So here are […]


Oddly enough

Server Testimonials: Some Comical Situations

Under cover of anonymity (for good reason), servers and waitresses’ comical testimonials are shared, in carrying out their duties… When you are a server or waitress, there is no shortage of anecdotes. In fact, there are so many it is even hard to choose the best… So here are three, taken from three different backgrounds. […]


Training

Training to Become a Barista

Serving coffee has become an art! And to get a job in a trendy café or a large hotel, barista training or training in latté art can be an asset. Here are three places for training with great reputation, for amateurs or professionals, individuals or merchants, experts or beginners! Saint-Henri Microtorréfacteur Jean-François Leduc, founder of […]


Oddly enough

Tourism During Retirement… As an Employee!

Slippers and the lounge, nothing much for new retirees to do… More than half of Canadian retirees consider returning to work part time or seasonally, in a tourism job during retirement, to be more intellectually and socially active (and not minding the extra income). Which industry attracts them the most? Tourism! Pierre, at 64 years […]


Company life

Do You Know How to Unplug Yourself?

Evenings, weekends, holidays: you can’t help avoid taking a peek at your work inbox to deal with details and emergencies or leave your phone turned on in case someone needs you. At a time when more and more countries are putting laws in place that favour the right to disconnect, learn about the best reflexes to completely cut […]


Jobs search

Job search: make it personal

To find a job adapted to your needs and abilities, it’s essential to personalize your cv. But what aspects should you focus on to pique the interest of the recruiter? An expert answers us. In response to a job offer, an employer can often receive more than a hundred applications. The CV and cover letter […]


Career management

Do you have a career development plan?

In life, we often like to believe in our lucky star… From a professional point of view, establishing a career development plan can actually help the stars to align themselves. A career plan: a development tool that we’ve all heard about, but… who has one? However, according to Al Dea, career development specialist, those who […]


Training

How do you become a cook?

With the shortage of cooks, it’s a good time to put on an apron! But what does it take to be a chef? According to Jean-Louis Thémis, a cook and retired professor at the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ), it is first and foremost essential to be fond of good food! Learn […]


Jobs search

Some Tips for Finding an Evening Job

To make ends meet, or just to have a variety of work experiences, it can be interesting to consider an evening job. Here are some tips to find the one that will suit your personality and your schedule. Regardless of your professional situation, holding a part-time evening job could let you boost your income while […]


News

Is There a Labour Shortage in the Restaurant Industry?

More and more restaurants are struggling to find chefs and cooks, so much so that some are finding creative ways of competing to fill their vacancies. The shortage of qualified labour to work in the kitchen is very real and has been felt more this summer than ever before. From the Gaspé to Victoria, many […]


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