Omelette du fromage isn't going to cut it...
July 5, 2012 10:43 AM Subscribe
So I have a chance to interpret for a bunch of French chefs who are coming to my city. The catch: I have zero knowledge of the hotel industry.
posted by Tamanna to grab bag (3 answers total)
I was offered an interpretation assignment with a group of French chefs who will arrive for a week-long stay at one of my city's best hotels. Initially, I was under the impression that they were simply going to be conducting workshops for the hotel chefs, and so I prepared accordingly- my vocab lists focused on ingredients, techniques, what have you. Except it turns out that I'm expected to help coordinate between the French chefs and the hotel chefs for two major State events. Things like checking whether supplies have arrived, how the two teams are going to manage time and resources, checking up on the state of materials, resources etc provided by the hotel, making sure the two teams work smoothly together, the whole nine yards.
I have zero background in hospitality and no idea even where to start. The assignment starts Sunday afternoon. I have a good working knowledge of French, but right now I'm panicking so hard I can't think straight.