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Sous Chef

Tenterden

package to £35,000
Sous Chef – gastro pub – fresh food – package to £35,000 - This popular gastro pub is part of a family-owned group of pubs currently undergoing a period of expansion. As a result of this they are seeking a talented and creative Sous Chef to assist with the day to day running of the kitchen. There is great scope to develop the menu offering and build on their solid reputation as a destination restaurant. Benefits include: Competitive salary + tips Wagestream – access your wages without having to wait until pay day Discount on hospitality across their sites Freedom to input ideas onto the menu Birthday night away in one of their properties with a bottle of fizz 28 days holiday Accredited member of ‘Wellbeing Promise’ The ideal Sous Chef will be a passionate foodie who loves working with fresh, seasonal produce. Someone who enjoys training and mentoring a team to get the best out of them and can support the Head Chef with menu design, stock control, ordering and all relevant health, hygiene, and safety procedures. To find out more about this exciting role please forward your CV. 8757

Pastry Chef de Partie - great training

Bromley

£30-32,000
Pastry Chef de Partie – great training A contemporary fine dining restaurant with a less formal brasserie and terrace for the warmer months. Having now recruited a Michelin trained Head Pastry Chef, they are seeking a talented Pastry Chef de Partie to join the team. The restaurant is well established and over the years has been extremely successful in gaining many awards and accolades, so an excellent training will be guaranteed. Benefits include: The opportunity to showcase your creativity. The support of some extremely talented chefs. Superb training on running a first-class kitchen. Award winning cuisine. Generous salary + tronc. 7 shifts a week, Sunday evening, Monday, Tuesday off plus a day off in the week. Friendly team who enjoy many socials together There is a brigade of 12 chefs with 2-3 in the pastry kitchen. They prepare innovative, modern British and European cuisine to exacting standards and everything is made in house using the finest fresh, seasonal produce. The Pastry Chefs are responsible for creating innovative plated desserts, ice cream, sorbets and baking the bread. The successful Pastry Chef de Partie will have plenty of opportunity to demonstrate their creative flair and be involved in the day to day running of the pastry kitchen. There is a friendly and professional brigade of chefs already in place, so you will have plenty of support in your new role.

General Manager – unique venue - £70,000 -

Rye

£70,000
General Manager – unique venue - £70,000 - This unique venue has several boutique rooms, a 40-cover restaurant, a pizza barn alongside a bar and terrace, private dining room and several event spaces, all located within 70 acres of beautiful Kent farmland. Currently they are seeking an influential and experienced General Manager who can oversee the whole operation; someone proactive in developing and raising the profile of this outstanding property, whilst ensuring the team deliver a first-class customer experience. Benefits include: Beautiful working environment Great salary + bonus 28 days holiday Pension Free parking Stable team in place We’re looking for a strong leader that will be responsible for both their wine and hospitality businesses, with proven experience delivering between £3 million to £5 million revenue across multiple business units in a similar hospitality-led business. You will be the lead ambassador and a business manager with an entrepreneurial spirit and a proven track record of growing a business, leading from the front, whilst creating an inspirational working environment to inspire and get the best from your team. During the winter months there will be a core team of around 5 staff, and this will grow to 60 during the busy summer months. You will be responsible for co-authoring your business objectives and budgets, whilst providing the necessary guidance and encouragement to the team to deliver it with excellence, defining a class-leading product and customer experience in the English wine and hospitality industry. As this role reports to the Board, you will be experienced in managing multiple stakeholders and confident reporting financial metrics and performance as well as proposing new investments. Our commitment to a more sustainable business is at the heart of what we do, and the role will be an integral part of the leadership team that will formalise and ensure we can credibly deliver this commitment in the future. This is a live out role and due to the rural location, your own transport will be essential.

Wedding Venue & Sales Manager - POSITION FILLED

Lewes

£40,000
Wedding Venue & Sales Manager A great opportunity has arisen for an experienced wedding venue and sales manager at this outstanding, historic property situated within stunning grounds. Here they offer a variety of high-end packages, which can include weekend stays incorporating their beautiful bridal wing in the main house. Ideally, they are looking for an experienced hospitality professional who can maintain the smooth day to day running of the wedding business, from enquiries through to event delivery. Benefits include: Flexible working hours Every other weekend off 37.5-hour week Support of a professional, established team. Beautiful location Pension Free parking This is not a wedding planning role, but an exciting and varied hands-on venue and sales role for the properties wedding business, where you’ll work with the wedding team to ensure a constantly improving customer experience. Responsibilities for the role include: ●Manage enquiries and organise tours of the venue ● Prepare quotes, contracts and manage bookings and coordinate payments with our Accounts Team ● Be a key contact for the couples and the public face of the business ● Oversee alternate weddings on the day (this responsibility will be shared) ● Build/maintain excellent relationships ● Help ensure relevant Health & Safety and Licensing requirements are met and are accompanied by up-to-date Risk Assessments ● Work with our catering partner(s) to ensure that delivery of the catering and the front of house is up to standard ● Provide input to marketing materials, website, brochures, partner websites, social media ● Update and maintain spreadsheets and software ● Prepare a function sheet for each wedding and communicate this effectively with relevant internal teams and family members ● Work across teams to ensure that all areas used for the weddings are kept to the highest standard ● Complete weekly inspections of all wedding areas ● Working with, and handing over to counterparts in the wedding team Requirements for the role include: ● A passion for weddings and events ● This role would suit a candidate who has the enthusiasm to help the business grow ● Confident salesperson who is comfortable negotiating with couples ● Highly organised, ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the wedding business ● Confident in using Microsoft Office and Google Products and any other software packages required ● Strong verbal and written communication skills ● An exceptional eye for detail to ensure the weddings are always delivered to the highest standards ● A calm and confident manner and a practical approach to problem solving ● A flexible approach and able to work additional hours in other areas across the business when needed

Sous Chef - daytime hours -

Uckfield

£28-32,000 + tips
Sous Chef – newly opened restaurant – daytime hours – A great opportunity for a creative Sous Chef looking for a better work life balance, without compromising on the standard of cuisine. This popular café is going to be revamped into a modern bistro style restaurant offering fresh, seasonal menus championing local produce where possible. Benefits include: Generous salary + tips Daytime hours 5 day week Autonomy over the menus Great work life balance Working with hospitality professionals Independent operation The restaurant is situated on a farm with other attractions, so the owners are expecting it to be extremely busy especially at weekends and within the school holidays. The ideal Sous Chef will have previous experience within a high-volume fresh food kitchen and enjoy creating mouthwatering dishes for both adults and children. The role will include supporting the Head Chef with the day to day running of the kitchen and full responsibility in their absence. Other duties involve assisting the Head Chef with menu design, stock control, ordering and ensuring all health and hygiene procedures are in place. Due to the rural location of the property your own transport will be essential.

Assistant Manager/Supervisor

Groombridge

£28,000 + excellent tips
Front of House Supervisor – beautiful country pub - £28,000 + tips This privately owned, thriving village pub has a popular restaurant, beautiful garden and several letting rooms. Due to its continuing popularity, they have seen a real increase in business and are now looking for a Front of House Supervisor to strengthen the team. Benefits include: Generous salary & excellent tips Great career prospects 28 days holiday Parking Rewarding & dynamic working environment Beautiful location Areas you will be involved in will include: Supervise restaurant service to ensure a seamless and exceptional guest experience. Lead and motivate the front of house team during shifts. Encourage, train, and motivate the junior members of the team. Act as the deputy for the Front of House Manager/ General Manager when required. Responsible for cashing up and closing procedures at the end of shifts. The ideal candidate: Previous supervisory experience in the hospitality sector is a must. A friendly and warm personality to provide excellent customer service. Ability to work effectively under pressure within a busy environment. A keen eye for details to maintain high service standards. An interest in food provenance and drink pairing is a plus. Methodical, honest, and dependable work ethic. Due to the rural location of this establishment, your own transport will be essential.

Sous Chef - superb pub restaurant

Tonbridge

package £42,000 +
Sous Chef – package £42,000 - This lively award-winning gastro pub is currently seeking a creative and innovative Sous Chef to assist with the running of this busy, fast paced kitchen. It is an independent business, and very much a destination venue with a superb restaurant. You should therefore have a real interest in current food trends and working with fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced produce. There is a brigade of 4 chefs preparing modern British cuisine with European influences. Benefits include: Generous salary, excellent tips & bonus Fresh, seasonal menus using locally sourced produce Working with a local estate Large, well-equipped kitchen Opportunity to input ideas onto the menus Great training working under an award winning chef There is a kitchen garden where they grow some of their own vegetables, fruit, and herbs and have linked with an estate locally who also provide a range of produce. They also encourage foraging so they can create a regularly changing menu, highlighting the seasonal changes. As Sous Chef you will have full responsibility for the day to day running of the kitchen in the absence of the Head Chef and assist with designing menus, sourcing suppliers, stock control, ordering and training and motivating your team. Alongside this the ideal candidate will have good business acumen and excellent man- management skills. It is a live out position and due to the pub’s rural location, you would require your own transport, although you are only a few miles from a large town, with excellent amenities. 8701

Assistant Manager - country pub

Tunbridge Wells

£28,000 + excellent tips
Assistant Manager – gastro pub This multi-award-winning pub company are currently looking for an Assistant Manager who can provide support for one of their popular sites. Currently they are looking for a strong manager with previous experience within a high volume, fresh food pub restaurants. The role will allow you to learn every aspect of the business and develop your skills to become a future General Manager for one of their sister sites. The ideal candidate will feel passionately about their career in hospitality and have a cheerful and vibrant personality. Benefits include: Generous salary + excellent tips Excellent training Great team in place Staff loyalty scheme 28 days holiday, inc. Bank Holidays Company pension scheme The role involves assisting the General Manager with all aspects of the day to day running of the establishment, along with training, mentoring, and motivating the team to ensure the highest standard of customer service. This is a busy pub and restaurant so previous experience within a similar role and establishment will be essential.

Housekeeper stunning hotel

Tunbridge Wells

£24,570
A stunning venue set within beautiful grounds. Here they cater for a restaurant, and extensive conference and banqueting, including many weddings. Under the direction of the Housekeeping Manager, the successful candidate will provide a high quality and efficient cleaning service in line with agreed standards of the hotel operation. You will be responsible for cleaning and tidying the hotel bedrooms and areas of the main house. Benefits include: •Company pension •30 days holiday •Staff discount at their other venues •Complimentary parking •Gym facilities which employees can use. Key Responsibilities •To assist with the housekeeping operation. •To ensure that high standards of cleanliness are maintained throughout the hotel. •To be fully aware of all hotel services and activities. •Be responsible for the linen and equipment supplied for his or her own use. •Ensure that brand standards and procedures are applied. •To liaise daily with the Housekeeping Supervisor on the activities of the hotel ensuring all housekeeping requirements are met. •To fulfil the minimum standards of cleanliness with the goal of exceeding them. •To provide a friendly customer orientated service to clients and guests. •To issue and replenish domestic supplies where necessary ensuring customers do not go without. •To ensure that client requests are responded to quickly and efficiently and to investigate any complaints and take appropriate action to deal with them in a timely manner. •Undertake other reasonable responsibilities and projects as instructed by their line manager. •To record and report all faults and damage arising to Maintenance. •To ensure all housekeeping equipment is used safely and effectively. •To ensure on all occasions you observe safe and hygienic working practices in order to satisfy Health and Safety at Work and other statutory legislation. •To record, report and process lost property according to hotel procedures. •To attend training when required. Key Skills and Knowledge •Previous experience of housekeeping preferable but not essential •Ability to follow established procedures and systems. •Flexible attitude to accommodate customer needs through morning, evening, and weekend work according to hotel occupancy. •Ability to work under pressure. •Self-motivated and also experienced in working within a team.

Head Housekeeper - beautiful mansion house -

Tunbridge Wells

£32,500
Head Housekeeper This beautiful mansion house is set within stunning grounds and has a restaurant, banqueting suites for weddings, conferences events and private dining rooms. The role will involve taking full responsibility for the management and operation of the housekeeping department, within the policies and controls established by the company. To actively promote brand values and ensure that high levels of guest service are developed and maintained. Benefits include: •Company pension •30 days holiday •Staff discount at their other venues •Complimentary parking •Gym facilities which employees can use. Key Responsibilities: To ensure the highest standards of cleanliness and presentation are maintained throughout the hotel ensuring required standards are constantly met. Prepare all staff working schedules for the department and allocate to staff as appropriate. Implement periodic cleaning schedules, including spring cleaning and deep cleaning, ensuring that agreed productively levels are maintained. Planning, organising and directing team members to ensure the highest degree of guest satisfaction. Conduct daily inspections of all rooms and public areas. Establish an efficient lost property system and manage it effectively in line with company policy. Take responsibility for all staff uniform, their issue, cleaning, upkeep, and control. To effectively manage all stock including linen, guests’ supplies and cleaning products, undertaking stock checks, and ensuring stock levels are maintained in line with business needs and policies of the company. Ensure the proper maintenance of all equipment; make arrangements for repair and/or replacement of used and damaged equipment. Uphold the highest standards of cleanliness, safety, and conduct. Knowledge of OSHA and safety standards within housekeeping department. Recruit and train all new housekeeping staff members in line with company procedures. Manage staff rotas in accordance with hotel occupancy as well as staff holidays, sickness, and absence. Key Skills and Knowledge: Previous experience managing a team of housekeeping employees through motivation, coaching and development. Advanced knowledge of housekeeping processes/ and procedures. Proven excellence in customer service. Proven comfort and experience to interact effectively with all levels of management, guests, associates, and clientele, both inside and outside of the organization. Proficiency with general office PC applications. Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proven job reliability, diligence, dedication, and attention to detail. Must be flexible with working nights, weekends, and holidays. A minimum of 4 years’ experience in all aspects of housekeeping in a large, multi-use facility required, with at least 2 years of supervisory experience.

Night Duty Manager

Tunbridge Wells

£27-28,000
Night Duty Manager – A beautiful mansion house and estate set within stunning grounds. Currently they are seeking a Night Duty Manager to manage the reception department during the night, attending to any guests needs efficiently and effectively, and to ensure all buildings are secure at night. The working hours are 4 nights on followed by 4 nights off, from 9pm to 7am. Benefits include: •Company pension •30 days holiday •Staff discount at their other venues •Complimentary parking •Gym facilities which employees can use. Key Responsibilities •To manage reception during the evening hours •Check in late arrivals and check out early departures in line with hotel procedures •To answer any calls/emails and to take effective messages •To attend to all late night guest requests including bar service and night room service menu •Ensure set up of the hotel for the day’s next business including function and conferencing rooms. •To ensure all access to the hotel is secure and perform any related security jobs as required overnight •Report any faulty equipment to the relevant persons •Perform all pre & post night audit duties •Collect all overnight breakfast orders and relay to early kitchen staff •Collect post and distribute to the relevant departments •Liaise with the housekeeping department to see what areas need cleaning during the shift •To take part in scheduled training and to proactively take part in relevant hotel meetings •To have extensive knowledge of all hotel facilities •Identifying and removing potential H&S hazards Key Skills and Knowledge •Previous experience as receptionist or night duty manager •To have a proactive approach to work and a positive attitude which reflects the ability to work on one’s own initiative •Excellent verbal communication in the English language •Ability to work methodically and to a time frame •IT skills

Head Barista

Sevenoaks

£12.00 an hour - £26,520
Barista - daytime hours - This beautiful garden centre has a popular restaurant with a lovely terrace and small huts in the gardens offering private dining for up to 6 guests in each one. They offer a varied menu including British classics through to more adventurous Mediterranean dishes. It is a high-volume site where you will be involved in setting up the restaurant in the morning and closing down in the evening. Between this time your role will entail preparing coffees, ensuring the counter is fully stocked and engaging with the customers to make sure they have an enjoyable experience. Benefits include: •Sociable working hours 8.30am to 5.30pm, 42.5 hours a week. •Some weekends off •Excellent training •Free on-site parking •Food •Uniform provided •Pension scheme •Generous staff discounts of up to 25% off products in store Responsibilities: •Setting up restaurant and closing down •Preparing a range of coffees and teas •Dealing with a high volume of customer orders. •Maintain organisation within a busy environment. •Ensure there is a sufficient level of cakes on the counter. •Maintain stock rotation. •Maintain a high level of cleanliness. •Adhere to food safety policies and health and safety policies. The ideal candidate will possess: •Experience in a similar busy catering environment with a high volume of customers. •A love of hospitality and a fun, friendly approach. •Ability to remain calm under pressure. •To work independently without close supervision. •Flexible, positive, and adaptable team player. •High level of attention to detail. •Keenness to learn and develop your skills. •Experience of food safety and hygiene laws, health and safety and allergen regulations.
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