Not just flipping burgers for local KFC workers

8th June 2017 9:49 AM
The Biloela KFC team who will be heading to the Gold Coast to compete at the KFC games. The Biloela KFC team who will be heading to the Gold Coast to compete at the KFC games. Contributed

THERE MUST BE something right in the Biloela KFC waters and it isn't the 11 secret herbs and spices.

For three years in a row, Biloela has been selected out of the region to be one of the 13 stores of 137 to compete in the annual KFC Games.

In the first round, Biloela KFC competed against Gladstone, Tannum Sands, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Gympie and Bundaberg stores, being judged on their general day to day duties under the scurrility of their regional manager.

Biloela came out on top and team coach, Brittany Charles, said it was good to beat the larger cities.

"It's good, sometimes I feel we get left out as we are the rural people,” Brittany said.

The competition will entail judging on six zones, serving, packing, burger back up, two cooks and the coach as they prepare meals for staff and head office.

The team have been working together in study groups at the library to get ready.

"Each area must know all temperatures, policies, procedures, food safety standards and company values within their zone,” Brittany said.

Overall, the competition is still a bit of fun.

"It;s fun, stressful to start off with but it is a really good experience,” Brittany said.

"Builds your confidence as well, as a store and as a team.”

Brittany said people don't realise much work there is in fast food.

"There is a lot of opportunities, it's not just about serving people," she said.

"I didn't want to work at KFC but I've gone from staff member to shift supervisor and assistant manager all within four years.”