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RESTAURANT MANAGER - Hotel – Dartford - Kent area

  • Job Location

    Dartford, Kent

  • Duration


  • Job Benefits

    £30000.00/annum inclusive share of service charge


RESTAURANT MANAGER required for our client - a hotel in the Dartford, Kent area. Transport will be required due to location and shift work.

As RESTAURANT MANAGER you will be responsible for the restaurant and two small private dining rooms, together with the restaurant terrace during the warmer months. You will be responsible for managing a full-time team to deliver outstanding standards of service. We are seeking someone with passion for food, wine and service who will inspire and drive standards to even higher heights.

The restaurant is open to residents and non-residents, so caterers for a wide range of discerning clients with many regular patrons. The restaurant seats 100 guests and you can expect to service 30-75 covers for dinner and between 40-80 covers for afternoon tea – with the busiest days at the weekend.

Service for guests covers breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days per week so candidates must be available for flexible shift patterns across 5 days including weekends.

The team to support you consists of a permanent team of employees, Assistant Restaurant Manager, F&B Supervisor, Breakfast Supervisor and a team of permanent and casual Food & Beverage Assistants.

Main Duties Include;

* Ensuring the restaurant is prepared for service and employees are briefed for service.

* Meeting and greeting guests and being their host during their meal. Ensuring close liaison between bar and restaurant to ensure a smooth transition from bar to dining experience.

* Taking guest orders.

* Effective rostering of employees.

* Coaching employees to develop their skills and ensure service standards are met.

* Serving food and beverage including alcoholic beverages and wines.

* Completing satisfaction checks and action all feedback.

* Adhering to the Mystery Guest Standards and ensuring the team achieve the required standard.

* Resolving any service issues.

* Presenting bills to guests and taking payment. Ensuring till is balanced and cashed up accurately and room charges are transferred to resident’s room accounts.

* Ensuring the restaurant is reset at the end of the shift ready for the next service.

* Ensuring work area is clean and tidy before closing.

* Working with the Executive Chef to develop the menus.

* Ensuring effective ordering and control systems in place to ensure availability of products to guests while controlling stock holding levels.

* Selecting and sourcing wines to compliment the menu items and guest’s requirements.

* Recruitment, induction, training and coaching of all employees.

Requirements for the role include:

* Smart appearance

* Excellent communication skills with a passion for guest service

* Technical food and beverage knowledge to offer the required service and ability to develop the rest of the team

* Management/Supervisory experience from within a top quality food service hotel/restaurant required

* Ability to manage and motivate a team of waiters/esses and bar staff to ensure excellence.

Salary for the role of RESTAURANT MANAGER is given as £30,000 / per annum (£28,500 + £1,500 per annum guaranteed service charge payment paid quarterly). In additional, there is an end of financial year service charge bonus also paid. Plus other company benefits. Transport will be required due to location.

Please send an up to date copy of your Curriculum Vitae.

N.E. Recruitment is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy

We look forward to receiving all applications however due to the high number of applications we are only able to contact candidates which closely match the level of skills and experience of the requirements of our clients. However for more information or opportunities please contact us or forward your cv for consideration.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK

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