Apprentice Hospitality Team Member Food and Drink Server - Santos Higham Farm Hotel

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Programme duration 14 Months + 2 Month End of point assessment

Programme name Level 2 - Hospitality Team Member

Santos Higham Farm is a premium 15th century farmhouse hotel set in the Derbyshire countryside.

The hotel is an award-winning hotel is renowned for its high quality of service, elegant rooms and exceptional cuisine.

The restaurant holds 1* Rosette and Head Chef Ray Moody selects only the finest locally sourced ingredients and prepares everything in-house to produce exquisite A La Carte food.

Job description

Santos Higham Farm Hotel for are looking for enthusiastic, reliable and confident applicants to join their team as a Front of House Hospitality Team Members. You will join a close-knit team, working as a team to serve up great food and drinks in a fun, friendly atmosphere. The successful candidates will be working towards gaining a Hospitality Team Member Level 2 Standard.

There will be an opportunity to have insight into events, weddings, and private dining functions which are held at Santos Higham Farm Hotel

You will be working under supervision and day to day tasks will include the following:

Greet and escort customers to their tables

Present menu and provide detailed information when asked (e.g. about portions, ingredients or potential food allergies)

Prepare tables

Inform customers about the days specials

Offer menu recommendations upon request

Up-sell additional products when appropriate

Take accurate food and drinks orders, using a POS ordering software, order slips or by memorization

Check customers IDs to ensure they meet minimum age requirements for consumption of alcoholic beverages

Communicate order details to the Kitchen Staff

Serve food and drink orders

Check dishes and kitchenware for cleanliness and presentation and report any problems

Arrange table settings and maintain a tidy dining area

Deliver checks

Carry dirty plates, glasses and silverware to kitchen for cleaning

Meet with restaurant staff to review daily specials, changes on the menu and service specifications for reservations (e.g. parties)

Follow all relevant health department regulations

Provide excellent customer service to guests

As an Apprentice you will be included on a Hospitality Team Member Apprenticeship. Your qualification will be delivered by Babcock Training who will support your learning and development throughout your Apprenticeship. This will involve a Regional Trainer giving one to one training on a 4-6 weekly basis and guide you through your Apprenticeship.

  • Proactive approach to work and able to work on their own initiative as well as in a team
  • Confident in dealing with members of the public
  • Experience of taking orders is an advantage but not essential
  • Good communication skills

Qualifications required

None Required

Personal qualities

  • To be successful in this role you will need to be:
  • Hard working
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to provide excellent customer service
  • Outgoing personality
  • Plenty of common sense
  • Reliable
  • Punctual

Things to consider

You must ensure you have suitable travel arrangements in place to get to the place of work in a timely manner. Due to working unsociable hours, you need to be able to ensure you can get home at the end of your shift. This vacancy may close before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found. All published dates can therefore be flexible and will be dependent on suitable candidates coming forward and registering appropriate interest.

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