Sycamore Lodge is a Residential home for the elderly. During my time working at the Sycamore Lodge I worked as a cooking assistant in the kitchen. This was a voluntary position that I took to gain experience of the catering trade. I enjoyed the time I had at Sycamore Lodge and enjoyed working especially with the other staff and I enjoyed helping and chatting with the residents. My duties evolved the prep of the food before the head chef would do the cooking.Occasionally I would be allowed to cook meals myself, under the supervision of the chef. One of my responsibilities was to prep the food- this would involve tasks like battering fish, weighing out ingredients e.g. curry powder and flour etc. I would also make snacks like sandwiches as required for the residents. It also involved keeping the surfaces clean and tidy and emptying the bins. After the food was made I would help to serve the residents, this involved chatting with them and just generally helping them out. After that I would help clean up and then start the preparation for the next meal. I worked within a group of staff with ease and they had no problem working with me as am easy going and really easy to start a conversation with.