Ringwood restaurant hires superstar MatchWorks employees

A Ringwood restaurant has developed a relationship with MatchWorks and employed three job seekers with a disability in just under a year.

The Cellar Door business manager Andy Emans said it has been a rewarding experience.

“After meeting with and employing three MatchWorks job seekers, we really believed in the work that MatchWorks does and would recommend their services wholeheartedly to other employers,” Andy said.

MatchWorks job seeker Emily and The Cellar Door head chef Eitan in the kitchen.

MatchWorks job seeker Emily and The Cellar Door head chef Eitan.

“We are making our new employees Emily, Jake and Daniel feel welcome, valued and encouraged, and we try as much as possible to do that with all of our staff.”

Head chef Eitan has described MatchWorks job seeker Emily as a “superstar”. Emily came to MatchWorks Ringwood looking for employment while experiencing depression and a lack of confidence.

She was employed in August 2016 and now, eight months later, is working 30 hours a week as a kitchen hand and loves her job.

“Emily is a fantastic employee who always gets her job done and shows great attention to detail. She is a dedicated employee who is a team player and has had a positive impact on all staff. I am glad to have her as part of my staff,” Eitan said.