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2nd Commis Chef - Main Kitchen

A fantastic opportunity for a 2nd Commis Chef has arisen within the Main Kitchen at the Royal Garden Hotel.

The Royal Garden Hotel is a five red star 394 bedroom hotel located in the heart of Kensington within easy walking distance of Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.Our Main Kitchen consists of a brigade of 35 Chefs and caters for our 2 Rosette A la carte Park Terrace Restaurant, 24 hour Room Service as well as extensive Conference and Banqueting.

To apply for the 2nd Commis Chef role applicants need to have completed their NVQ 2 and 3 in cookery and ideally gained work experience within a similar establishment.

This is a great opportunity to start your career in the role of 2nd Commis Chef and be part of a talented team. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits along with career development. This is a full time role working straight shifts on a rota system. Live in accommodation is available.

To apply, please send us a copy of your CV and cover-letter. Please note that you must be eligible to live and work FULL TIME in the UK.

Regrettably due to the high volume of applications we receive we are not able to answer each application individually. If you have not received a reply to you application within three weeks then your application will have been unsuccessful on this occasion..

We offer very competitive salaries and benefits package and great opportunities for training and development and career progression. Live-in accommodation is also available.

You MUST be eligible to live and work full time in the UK.

If you are interested in this position and are entitled to work in the UK, please send us a copy of your CV and cover-letter. If you require any special assistance with your application or have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Human Resources team.

Please note: We endeavour to respond to the majority of applications, however, if you do not receive a response within three weeks, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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Demi Chef de Partie - Main Kitchen

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Demi Chef de Partie position within our Main Kitchen at the Royal Garden Hotel.

We are a five red star 394 bedroom hotel located in the heart of Kensington in easy walking distance to Kensington Palace and Hyde Park. Our Main Kitchen consists of a brigade of 35 Chefs and caters for our 2 Rosette A la carte Park Terrace Restaurant, 24hour Room Service as well as extensive Conference and Banqueting.

The Kitchen team is headed by our Executive Chef, Steve Munkley, who was recently recognised with the Tom Crowley Award at the 2014 HR in Hospitality award ceremony.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual with a passion for food production, who is looking to further their career within a very busy five star operation. You will need to bring previous experience within a similar environment and ideally in a Demi Chef de Partie position, however we would also consider a strong Commis Chef with extensive experience in a similar operation. As a Demi Chef de Partie you will need to be able to communicate in a clear manner, work well under pressure, and supervise Commis Chefs in a professional manner.

This is a full time position and you will be working straight shifts. We are offering a competitive salary and benefits package and great opportunities for training and development and career progression.

Staff accommodation is available at a very reasonable cost.

If you are interested in this position and are entitled to work in the UK, please send us a copy of your CV. If you require special assistance with your application or have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Human Resources team.

Please note: We endeavour to response to the majority of application, however if you do not receive a response within 3 weeks, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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Waiter/Waitress - Min Jiang Restaurant

Our critically acclaimed, 3AA Rosette Min Jiang Restaurant offers a unique contemporary Chinese fine dining experience and cuisine with flavours, ingredients and cooking styles influenced from different provinces in China particularly Sichuan. The menu includes Dim Sum, available at lunch time, with the house speciality of an authentic Beijing Duck cooked in a wood burning duck oven, a striking feature of the new restaurant.

We are looking for passionate Waiters and Waitresses to join our team at Min Jiang, London. This is a Commis level position and offers a great opportunity to extend your F&B skills in a very unique environment. You will be responsible for preparing the mise en place as well as to assist the Captain to deliver an efficient and courteous Food and Beverage service to our guests within your section.

Previous fine dining service experience is absolutely essential. The successful candidate will demonstrate a genuine passion for working in a busy Food and Beverage operation and will be looking to build their career within this field. You also need to demonstrate exceptional customer service skills as well as good general knowledge of food and wine. Knowledge of Chinese cuisine and culture is an asset.

The position is based on 40 hours per week, working on average 5 days per week. You will be required to work 3 split shifts per week.

If you are excited by a career within a very unique service environment and are keen to develop new skills and broaden your culinary knowledge, we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please send us a copy of your CV and cover-letter. Please note that you must be eligible to live and work FULL TIME in the UK.

If you require any special assistance with your application or have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Human Resources team.

Please note: We endeavour to respond to the majority of applications, however, if you do not receive a response within three weeks, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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Host/Hostess - Park Terrace Restaurant

 

A fantastic opportunity for a Host/ Hostess has arisen in our Park Terrace Restaurant.

As the Royal Garden Hotel’s all day dining Restaurant, the Park Terrace is open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. At the Park Terrace we pride ourselves in offering international cuisine with only the very best of British produce, in a relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere. The Royal Garden Hotel is a 394 bedroom, five red star hotel, which prides itself in delivering a truly distinctive service.

As Host/ Hostess you are the first point of contact for our guests in the Park Terrace, whether you meet and greet our guests face to face when they come to the restaurant or whether you take a restaurant booking on the telephone. You will always strive to give a lasting and a truly five star first impression, making sure that the guests are seated comfortably. In particular during busy periods, you will need to retain a good overview of the seating plan in the restaurant, ensuring that the operation runs smoothly. The Host/ Hostess position requires you to multi-task and to be able to work across different functions in the restaurant and bar when required.

 

The right candidate for the Host/Hostess role will be an enthusiastic, personable and positive individual who brings previous Food and Beverage experience, ideally in a similar establishment.

You will need to be very well presented, have excellent command of spoken and written English and a pleasant and professional telephone manner. Knowledge of a second modern language is an asset. You need to be a strong communicator to ensure that important information is passed on to guests, the restaurant staff and the kitchen. You need to work well under pressure and bring good administration skills.

You must have strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook. Knowledge of Open Table system would be ideal.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual who is looking to further their skills and to develop their career in a busy five star environment and who is looking for a stepping stone position into a supervisory capacity.

This is a full time position based on 40 hours per week.

If you are interested in this position and are entitled to work in the UK, please send us a copy of your CV and cover-letter. If you require any special assistance with your application or have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Human Resources team.

Please note: We endeavour to respond to the majority of applications, however, if you do not receive a response within three weeks, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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Conference and Events - Head Waiter/Waitress

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head Waiter/Waitress in our Conference and Events department.

Our C&E team at the Royal Garden Hotel looks after 10 multipurpose Conference and Event rooms, catering for up to 500 guests in our largest Banquet room, the Palace Suite. Our C&E team are passionate about delivering only the very best in five star services.

About the Role

As Conference and Events Head Waiter/Waitress, you will ensure that all function arrangements are adhered to as pre-arranged with the client. This includes meeting with clients prior to events to discuss final arrangements and timings. Furthermore, you will assist the management of the department with daily operational requirements

Responsibilities

  • Performs duties in line with departmental Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Meets the client prior to the start of the event to check final arrangements and timings.
  • Works closely with the Assistant Operations Manager in the discussion of the delegated function requirements.
  • Communicates on a regular basis to all members of the department, and to maintain a close working relationship with all members of the department.
  • Assists the management of the department with the daily operations in the Operations Manager’s absence.
  • Checks room set-ups prior to the event ensuring SOPs are being adhered to, feeding back any inconsistencies to set up team.
  • Attends any relevant operational meetings in the absence of the Operations Manager.
  • Assists with the supervision of Kosher functions.
  • Ensures constant, effective communication is maintained with the conference and banqueting co-ordinators along with all other departments of the hotel.
  • To pro-actively plan work to ensure the smooth running of the department.
  • Carries out any other duties requested by the Conference and Banqueting Operations Manager.
  • To assist in delivering training in the department on SOP.
  • Carries out any other duties requested by the Conference and Banqueting Operations Manager.

Ideal Candidate

This role requires you to build strong working relationships with all members of the Conference and Events department and relevant support departments. We are looking for an enthusiastic and confident individual, with proven supervisory experience, in a similar role, in a five star environment, as well as strong communication skills at all levels.

If you are interested in this position and are entitled to work in the UK, please send us a copy of your CV and cover-letter. If you require any special assistance with your application or have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Human Resources team.

Please note: We endeavour to respond to the majority of applications, however, if you do not receive a response within two weeks, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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"Overnight stay"

"Excellent from start to finish. Beautiful hotel. Smart and well groomed staff give a good impression on entering."

Guest Review, 2016

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