Good morning everyone. My name's Joy Perkins and I'm the restaurant manager.
And I understand that none of you've had any previous experience as kitchen assistants.
Well, you might be feeling a bit nervous now, but most of our kitchen assistants say they enjoy the work.
OK, they might get shouted at sometimes, but it's nothing personal,
and they're pleased that they have so many different things to do, which means they never get bored.
And I'll tell you straightaway that if you do well, we might think about moving you up and giving you some more responsibility.
Right, well, you've all shown up on time, which is an excellent start.
Now I'm glad to see none of you have unsuitable footwear,
so that's good - you need to be careful as the floors can get very wet and slippery.
这很好 - 你们得小心，因为地板可能会变得非常湿滑。
Those of you with long hair have got it well out of the way,
but some of you will need to remove your rings and bracelets
just put them somewhere safe for today, and remember to leave them at home tomorrow, as they can be a safety hazard.
Now it's going to be a busy day for you all today - we don't have any tables free for this evening, and only a few for lunch.
对你们来说，今天将是繁忙的一天 - 今晚都没有空闲的桌子了，中午也只剩下不多。
Fortunately we've got our head chef back - he was away on holiday all last week which meant the other chefs had extra work.
幸运的是，我们的厨师长回来了 - 他上周都在休假，这也意味着别的主厨得做额外的工作。
Now, I'll tell you a bit more about the job in a minute but first, some general regulations.
For all of you, whatever your age, there's some equipment you mustn't use until you've been properly trained,
like the waste disposal system for example, for health and safety reasons.
Then I think there are two of you here are under 18 - that's Emma and Jake, isn't it?
Right, so for you two, the meat slicer is out of bounds.
And of course none of you are allowed to use the electric mixer until you've been shown how it works.
Now you may have heard that this can be a stressful job, and I have to say that can be true.
You'll be working an eight-hour day for the first week,
though you'll have the chance to do overtime after that as well if you want to.
But however long the hours are, you'll get a break in the middle.
What you will find is that you're on your feet all day long, lifting and carrying, so if you're not fit now you soon will be!
You'll find you don't have much chance to take it easy
when someone tell you to do something you need to do it straightaway
but at least we do have a very efficient air conditioning system compared with some kitchens.