Lunch is Served...
PHILLIP Wong has hospitality in his blood. His parents owned a family restaurant and now he is keen to secure a permanent position in the industry.
The 30-year-old, who has an intellectual disability, has been using Jobmatch for four years. With assistance from Jobmatch Phillip now works as a salad maker and food server at the Ministry of Food in the city. Jobmatch found the advertisement, attended the interview with Phillip and suggested modifications to the role to suit Phillip’s abilities.
“I’ve been working for 26 months now, it’s the longest job I’ve had,” Phillip said. “My colleagues are good and the customers are beautiful people inside and out. I get to show off my customer service skills.”
Phillip has already proved he is a competent worker, he serves food to customers from the salad bar and also in the a la carte restaurant, including some well known faces such as Bob Carr.
“I now know how to make eight salads. I have been trained on the job by the company,” Phillip said.
Phillip comes into Jobmatch weekly to job search and work with his employment advisor to improve his interview techniques and job search skills. While the search for a full-time position in hospitality continues, Phillip is looking for another part-time job.
“I really enjoy the customer service side of the industry,” Phillip said.