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Casual Waiter/Waitress - Conference and Events

The Royal Garden Hotel is one of the UK’s largest five red star hotels comprising of 394 bedrooms, three bars, two restaurants, extensive conference and events spaces and a health club. Priding itself on providing a tailored personalised guest service, the Royal Garden Hotel is located next door to Kensington Palace and some of London’s most famous attractions. The hotel also has a rich and remarkable sporting legacy dating back to the famous World Cup win of 1966. 

Our Events team at the Royal Garden Hotel looks after 10 multipurpose Conference and Events 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.

This position would suit individuals who are looking to take their first steps in a professional events operation and who are looking to build a career within hospitality. The right personality is absolutely key to this position. The hours of work are flexible but fluctuate with business levels. Previous Food and Beverage experience would be an asset but is not essential as full training will be provided.

If you are interested in joining our C&E team for the upcoming Events Season, please send us a copy of your CV as well as an indication of the number of hours you are looking to work per week and your availability if known.

We are looking forward to receiving your application.

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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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.

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.

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 your application within three weeks then your application will have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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Demi Chef De Partie - Pastry

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 the 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 respond 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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Host/Hostess - Ming Jiang

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.

We are looking for an individual with the following background:

-Fine dining experience (at least 2AA Rosette standard)

-A good understanding of business practices and pro actively strives to improve service standards

-Well presented, articulate, enthusiastic with a passion for food and beverage

-Excellent telephone skills and experience in complaint handling

-Well presented, outgoing, friendly and professional with good interpersonal skills

-Knowledge of point of sale and restaurant reservations systems

-Proficient in Microsoft Office

Min Jiang is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Our team members typically work 40 hours a week, five days out of seven.

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.

"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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