Colin Mackay

Work experience

Work experience
Jul 2011 - Nov 2011


The Whistlefield Inn

This position involved assisting with the running of a bar kitchen with responsibility for ordering stock, preparing and cooking food, and working as part of a team to serve food on busy days and working alone on quiet days.

Sep 2009 - Jun 2011

kitchen Assistant

ASA Recruitment

Working on a variety of contracts, mainly within residential care homes. Duties included assisting with food preparation, receiving deliveries, food service to residents and ensuring Health & Hygiene standards were maintained within kitchen and dining areas.

Feb 2009 - Jun 2009

Kitchen Porter

Arduaine Hotel

Working within a very busy kitchen environment, my duties included cleaning crockery and pots using sink and electric dishwasher, cleaning all areas of kitchen and basic food preparation.

Nov 2008 - Feb 2009

Mail Sorter

Royal Mail

Working in a busy postal office, duties included sorting letters and parcels and preparing them for delivery.

Apr 2008 - Nov 2008

Farm Hand

Van Stomp

During this period I worked as a farm hand in a variety of location throughout Cambridge. Duties included weeding, bagging seeds and sorting potatoes.

Mar 2003 - Mar 2007


Rubaiyat Bar

Working on a part time basis, my duties included preparing and cooking bar meals and ordering stock.


Sep 2004 - Present


Langside college

Gained highers in mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology.

Oct 2005 - Sep 2008

Diploma of higher education

Strathclyde University



Knife skills

Hygiene skills

REHIS Elementary food hygiene level 2 course. Refreshed on August 2012.


Personal Profile:

I am a hard working person who can adapt to many different jobs within the kitchen. I am always on time and will always try to do a good job. I have extensive experience of working within busy kitchen environments and I am used to working to deadlines. Also experienced in the preparation and cooking of a wide range of styles.


Interests include keeping fit, learning new things, hill walking and fishing.