Are you obsessed with customer service and detail? Do you love working within a structured and timed Order of Service where everyone knows what is expected and consistency rules the day? Do you love leading a team to deliver five star service under the pressure of a modern bistro-style operation which aims to relentlessly turn every table on time with grace? Are you looking to proceed to a restaurant manager position within a year with a clear training path to progression? Are you naturally charming and posses a great eye for detail? Can you remember a face?

If all (or some) of these things motivate you then we’d like to talk to you about a Head Waiter / Trainee Manager role at Bistrotheque.

The Role
This role steers the chef de rangs and commis waiters in a busy section through successful service shifts. On quiet nights we may expect you to work a section alone.

You to be a clear focussed and competent mentor who can instantly spot when standards are not being followed and drive the team to meet the expectations set down in the operations manual You will ensure your section has everything it needs to deliver effective and consistent service. You may lead team briefings, train junior staff members and report to the operational management team.

The role is all about delivering and maintaining the operational underpinnings which guide our services, understanding the daily demands of the operation and ensuring that waiters and the support team are fulfilling their job descriptions. You will collaborate with the Training Manager to deliver on-shift training to ensure everyone in the team knows what we expect and has the ability to deliver. We will train you in this standard.

The Package
Package value is £26,000 - £28,000 per annum which includes tronc and is based on a full-time working week (circa 40-45 hours). Pay is hourly so all hours worked over this will be paid.

28 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)

A bespoke development plan

Comprehensive training, including WSET Courses and away days.

Meals on duty

30% employee discount

The Future
We aim to develop and guide the successful candidate into an Assistant Restaurant Manager role following a 6 months probation period. This role is perfect for you if this is part of your career development or you wish to move on to running your own business in the future.

Bistrotheque — amongst other things — is be a place to eat, drink and meet. The Head Waiter will help oversee the various team members who are different in their roles, united in their efficiency and guided by the clarity of a regularly reviewed and updated operations manual which is your road map.