Waiter - London, UK

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Waiter to join our highly successful team here at Firmdale Hotels. We are looking for someone who is passionate about hospitality and will work well within a dynamic and fast paced environment, handling multiple tables at any one time. Your main role will be to interact with our guests by taking orders, making recommendations, delivering their food, processing payments and providing anything that they ask for in a timely and effective manner.

This role gives you the opportunity to learn and develop, with the potential to progress within the company. If progression isn’t your thing, that’s fine too, we would still be interested in finding out more about you. Working as part of our Food and Beverage team, you will be expected to demonstrate excellent attention to detail, organisational and communication skills. You will need to be fanatical about food and have prior experience working within a busy, fast paced restaurant. This is a hands on, operational role and will suit someone who likes working with ambitious, friendly and hardworking people in a down to earth setting. If you want to be noticed and recognised for your individual contribution then this is the company for you.

Firmdale Hotels is an international award winning group comprising of 10 high end luxury hotels and 8 bars and restaurants in London and New York, offering exclusive training programmes and incredible career development. To make your life working in hospitality easier, we are proud to offer straight shifts, 5 days out of 7. No split shifts to worry about! As standard, you will work 45 hours per week on a flexible rota, where some weekends will be required. Overtime is paid in addition.

What makes Firmdale such a special place to work?

• We have created safe spaces to work and support our employees receiving lateral flow testing and the Covid 19 Vaccine

• Employee led committees allowing you to have your say, generate ideas and make a difference

• Social events and team activities (bowling, quiz nights, netball teams and more)

• Award winning training opportunities (Apprenticeships, WSET, supplier visits and Master Classes to name a few)

• Wellbeing activities and support available to all staff members

What are the Firmdale employee benefits?

• Competitive salary

• 28 days paid holiday (including bank holidays) increasing with length of service

• Companywide and departmental incentives including a generous refer a friend bonus

• Firmdale Experience and Long Service vouchers (Afternoon tea, dinner for two, Film Club and an overnight stay)

• Wage Stream – An employee app to stream your wages before payday

• Perkbox – An employee platform offering a huge variety of discounts and our reward and recognition program

• Wait, there’s more! Quarterly team events, volunteering and regular Manager catch-ups

Why join Firmdale Hotels?

We are delighted to have been recognised by the hospitality industry for some of the great work our teams have done. To name a few of our recent awards and accolades;

• Firmdale Hotels - “Winner of the Best Employer Award at The Cateys 2017 & 2020 and Number One in The Caterer Best Places to Work in Hospitality”

• Manager of the year - Laura Sharpe, Cateys 2018

• Hotel of the year - Group - Cateys 2018

• HR Team of the Year at the Hotel Cateys 2017

• Restaurant Team of the Year, Ham Yard Hotel at the Hotel Cateys 2017

• Best Chef Development Strategy Award at the Springboard Awards 2017

• Firmdale Hotels – “Excellence in Employee Engagement”, HR in Hospitality 2016

• Firmdale Hotels – “Candidate Experience Award”, Caterer.com People Awards 2016

• Ham Yard Hotel – “Best Afternoon Tea Award”, Harden’s 2016

• Sarah Williams – “Food and Beverage Manager of the Year”, Hotel Cateys 2015

In line with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, we do require all applicants to have the eligibility to live and work in the United Kingdom. Documentation will be required at interview stage.


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