(If you're here looking for info on how to apply for a job at La Tchuisine, scroll to the bottom of this post!)
Work's started at the site of La Tchuisine!
A little over a week ago, I got a call from my carpenter asking if things were ready for him to start work the next morning. Talk about excited! Seeing the plans on paper was nice, but actually having boots on the ground, and hammers swinging; it's a great feeling. All of the contractors I've been working with so far have been very helpful, despite being very busy! Whether it's a phone call, or a site visit, everyone's been happy to answer questions, and to help me through the process. We're fortunate to have some great tradespeople working in our communities.
When I look at all the businesses opening in the area, and how busy our tradesmen are, I can't help but feel good about the future of our bit of NS. I haven't really been listening to the news much, but despite the doom and gloom that you normally hear in the media, I've gotta say, things are feeling pretty bright down here in Tusket as I watch no fewer than 3 new businesses actively working to open up in the area in the very near future. Now that the work's started at our shop, we've just need to keep pushing, keep things moving forward, and hopefully we'll have our doors opened, as planned, in mid-late June 2017!
Shawn Bourque, local photographer and all-around nice guy, stopped by this past weekend as myself and a buddy were hard at work in the shop. The above picture was taken by Shawn after a long day of sawcutting, and jack hammering 100ft of trench in our concrete floor. The budget is tight, and there's a ton of work to do, so whenever I'm able, I'm trying to do some of the work myself. My plumbers suggested that I take on the trench work in order to save money - after working the weekend, I think they just wanted me to take the trench on so they wouldn't have to - talk about some dirty, dusty work! Not being much of a handyman, I've been a little nervous about taking on some of the jobs, but so far so good. I can tell you all one thing, I'd definitely rather be cooking!
Speaking of cooking, as the days get closer to our opening our doors, we've finally started our search for staff. We have plenty of position available, including two full-time spots, and a handful of part-time gigs. Mainly, we're looking for waitstaff, and kitchen helpers. Experience is an asset for both, but not necessary as training will be provided. Also, being bilingual is definitely an asset for people working in front, but again, not a requirement!
What we are looking for are people who are passionate about food, about the beautiful place we are so lucky to call home, and who tend to have a positive outlook.
Negative Neils, and Cranky Cathys need not apply :-D
So, how to apply?
Send your resume by email to:
Hurry, and get your applications in, and if you're lucky, you might get a chance to work with this guy right here....
Looking forward to hearing from all of you soon! Ever more excited to be feeding all you eager folks that pass by Exit 33 every day! Summer 2017 can't get here soon enough :-D