Louise Baron - Kitchen assistant
Name: Louise Baron
Job title: Kitchen Assistant
What does your role involve?
It involves cleaning ovens and equipment, making sandwiches and evening meals for patients. I also serve patients, visitors, volunteers and staff at lunchtimes.
How did you get the experience to do the role you do now?
I went to college and studied bakery, then moved onto studying catering and completed an NVQ. I used to work in a restaurant in the kitchen before coming to work at the hospice.
What time do you start and finish work each day typically?
It varies as shifts are 8-2, 7.30-5 or 11-4. I usually work during the week with occasional weekend cover 12.30-5.
How do you wind down after a hard day at work?
I like to go home and have a shower. I like to sing in the shower too! I also play games on my iPad and am a big fan of musicals like The Lion King and like going to watch them in London and Manchester.
What’s the best thing about working for the hospice?
Everybody’s friendly and I love my job. I even come into work long before my shift starts because I love it so much! I love meeting and working with different people, especially volunteers who I also work with when I volunteer at hospice events.
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