ME London asks chefs to submit Masterchef-style video to land commis role

By Emma Eversham

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A commis chef who wows judges in their video could work in the kitchen for the new restaurant at Melia's ME London hotel
A commis chef who wows judges in their video could work in the kitchen for the new restaurant at Melia's ME London hotel
Spanish hotel brand Melia is hoping to find a commis chef for its new ME London hotel by asking potential candidates to submit a Masterchef-style video of themselves in which they can demonstrate their passion for food. 

The 157-bedroom hotel, which will open on The Strand this July, has started a major recruitment drive for staff with the unusual method of a video CV being used to find one new member of the kitchen team. 

To enter the ME.N.U challenge, chefs will need to submit a short video of themselves explaining their passion for food by 12 April 2012. 

From the submitted entries, eight hopefuls will be chosen to prepare dishes live for a panel of judges that will include ME London's new general manager Fabio Gallo, the hotel's head of HR Robert Dunning, Jon Yantin of recruitment company The One Group and Springboard chief executive Ann Pierce. 

Judges will shortlist three candidates who will be invited for an official interview and final skills tests before a winner is chosen. The finalist will not only win a full-time job in the kitchen at ME London but will also be sent to the US to take part in a two-week training programme. 

Gallo said: "Core to the ME brand is the notion that each hotel should engage with the unique character of its surrounding city. What better way to ensure that our hotel is infused with a vibe that is truly Londonthan to throw open this opportunity to ambitious and talented locals?"

To enter the ME.N.U challenge and submit a video click here

Next month we'll be focusing on recruitment on BigHospitality. For top tips on recruiting staff return to our Special Feature​ section throughout April. 

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