Fiery Scotswoman wins battle for kitchen job from hell

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AN American chef who wrote the world’s most terrifying job ad has hired a fiery Scotswoman – whose idea of relaxing time off involves play fights with male friends.

Justin Valmassoi got worldwide attention after advertising for someone to work in his Glasgow “kitchen the size of a closet for s*** money”.

Cassandra McIntyre has beaten an astonishing 150 applicants for the position, and has taken a big pay cut for the opportunity to work with Justin.

The 33-year-old is leaving her post as catering manager at Glasgow’s Tramway theatre to start work at Something, Clarkston, next month.

Justin Valmasso, with new employee Cassandra McIntyre, one of the hundreds of people who answered his crazy advert for staff at his new restaurant, due to open soon in Glasgow.
Justin Valmasso, with new employee Cassandra McIntyre, one of the hundreds of people who answered his crazy advert for staff at his new restaurant, due to open soon in Glasgow.

 

Cassandra said: “It’s my first chef role. It’s really fitting.

“When I showed the advert to my mum and sister they said, ‘Oh my god’.

“They thought it was the perfect job for me.

“It’s the perfect opportunity to progress. I’m pretty bubbly and can be a bit fiery at times.“

Pal Joe Connell, 32, revealed: She’s taken me on in fights a couple of times and she’s always beaten me.

“It’s usually been summertime in the park, just rolling about and that.

“I’ve never actually crossed her. I think if anyone gets in her way they’ll be told what she thinks. She’s very honest.”

He added: “She’s the hardest working person I know.

“When I read the advert I had a wee chuckle. They sound like quite similar people – they don’t suffer fools gladly.”

Justin casts a watchful eye over his new employee
Justin casts a watchful eye over his new employee

 

Justin’s ad on Gumtree warned applicants: “What you cannot do is be a pain in my balls because my life savings is on the line and I have to work with my wife all day so I don’t have time for any primadonna bulls***.”

Other gems included: “If your idea of a good sandwich is a tuna mayo like your gran makes then please don’t bother responding. Seriously.”

Justin added: “Last time I was hiring for a place I got over 400 CVs. You know how long it takes to read 400 CVs? Too f****** long. So don’t waste anyone’s time.”

The ad ended: “If you think I sound like an obnoxious dickhead, congratulations. You are observant and will go far in life.

“Don’t let it discourage you, though. I’m only a dickhead for the first three years you know me.”

Justin whittled down the 150 applications to a shortlist of 10.

Speaking about his new recruit, Justin, 35, from Detroit, said: “She wrote a very direct and genuine cover letter.

“She’s taken a pretty hefty pay cut to come and work for me.”

He added: “I’m very happy. She’s definitely got some skills and she knows what she’s doing.

“I’m hoping that will come across as a good thing, rather than clashing.”

The restaurant will open on July 1.

While there will be “no eggs benedicts” on the menu, Valmassoi has promised they will serve “better breakfasts than Glasgow knows what to do with”.

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