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Food and Beverage assistant

Southwark Playhouse

on application

Part-time

About this role

Job Title: Food and Beverage Assistant (Bar & Cafe)

Responsible to: Front of House & Bar Manager / Duty Manager

Salary: £7.35an hour
Holiday entitlement: 20 days plus 8 days for statutory holidays.
Notice Period: 1 month.


Café and Bar

•To assist with the development and operation of food and beverage services including preparing, cooking and serving as necessary.
•To efficiently operate the café during the day, serving hot and cold beverages including a range of coffees, taking food orders and serving food to café patrons.
•To work with the FoH Manager to develop Southwark Playhouse food in line with its brand in order for Southwark Playhouse to become a food destination.
•To efficiently operate the theatre’s Kitchen, bar and floor areas, including pre and post show, during intervals and at events.
•To ensure that basic daily cleaning duties are carried out and to assist with / carry out other weekly duties and responsibilities relevant to the Front of House and Kitchen operation.
•To abide by and enforce fire, health & safety, hygiene and licensing regulations and standards, and to ensure Kitchen areas are clean and tidy at all times.
•To present the Playhouse as welcoming, accessible and friendly to existing and potential customers, maintaining the highest level of customer care and delivering a first class sales and customer service.
•To be proactive in bar and café sales to ensure maximum profitability. To be a point of information about the Playhouse and all its activities, promoting the building to the widest possible audience and to be knowledgeable of the theatre’s and bar and food services, such as food and drink menus, the theatre’s facilities and productions.
•To be aware of all the access facilities that the Playhouse offers its customers and to actively promote these facilities to the public.
•To effectively operate the bar when need. This will include, handling cash, cheques etc and account for all monies taken, reconciling and recording cash takings, assisting with stock control procedures and to ensure all cash and stock are kept safely whilst on the premises.

Person description

Person Specification:

•Previous Kitchen or café experience.
•A Food Hygiene & Safety Level 2 Certificate
•A genuine passion and drive to create great food.
•Good communicator, able to offer a consistently high standard of customer care.
•Enthusiastic team worker with excellent interpersonal skills.
•Ability to use your initiative and prioritise tasks.
•Ability to work well under pressure.
•Accurate cash-handling skills.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•A good level of numeracy•The ability to work flexible hours
•Experience of working in theatre (desirable)

About Southwark Playhouse

Southwark Playhouse

How to apply

Please apply to [email protected] with a covering letter explaining why you are suitable for the position and a current C.V. For more information on the role you can download a full job description from the Southwark Playhouse website.

Closing date for applications: Friday 6th September 2013

Southwark Playhouse is committed to being an Equal Opportunities Employer
Southwark Playhouse Theatre Company is a registered charity no 1042870.

Please mention the London SE1 website when responding to this advert
This notice was posted on Friday 23 August 2013
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