Restaurant Manager - Bruton, Somerset
Restaurant Manager - Brand New Restaurant Opening - The Creamery
Up to 40,000 per annum plus bonus and fantastic benefits
Based at Castle Cary train station
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team, and lead our exciting new project - The Creamery Restaurant
Our Restaurant Manager
Ensuring a smooth and efficient running of the restaurant will be your number one goal - ensuring you and your team of 20 are prepared to focus on the guests' experience by upholding our exceptional service levels. The ability to lead from the front and showcase your passion for hospitality is paramount.
- Manage day to day operations so they are consistently delivered to the highest standards of compliance, efficiency and quality
- Achieve budgetary targets regarding sales and costs
- Works closely with the Head Chef and their team to create a positive environment of inclusiveness and teamwork at all levels
- Responsible for all health, safety and hygiene in the department and retaining our 5* Hygiene rating at all times
- To be a key driver in moving the Creamery business forward by contributing and participating in strategic and creative developments within the business
- Maintains high visibility with customers and team and supports any activities to raise the levels of awareness of the hotel, estate and its cuisine
- Assists in the creation of a learning culture within the team and supporting them to develop their talents to the highest level possible, in conjunction with HR
- Maintain company representation, ensuring you and your team always look impeccable.
- Ensure The Newt's style of service and ethos is always upheld.
- Ensure the guest has the best possible experience, monitoring and managing guest expectations and make improvements where necessary.
- Responsible for staff recruitment, training, development, and retention. Team productivity, performance and presentation are key.
- Create systems to manage your team and overall presentation of your department to ensure high standards are upheld.
What we can offer
- A positive workplace environment with opportunities to develop both personally and professionally.
- Stay in shape with our complimentary use of our gym and wellbeing classes
- Look after your wellbeing with complimentary access to our Spa and swimming pools and our exclusive benefit of 50% of Spa Treatments.
- Enjoy shopping in both our shops on estate and online with 30% discount for all our colleagues and free delivery for any online purchases.
- Discover exclusive perks with our Discounted hotel stays for staff, accompanied by a fantastic 30% discount at our restaurants.
- The opportunity to ensure your views are heard and shape the future of the business via our Employee Engine Room.
- Complimentary garden membership for the Newt and our partner gardens including the Eden Project, Kew Gardens and The Lost Gardens of Heligan
- Complimentary meal whilst on shift, created using fresh produce from our estate by our dedicated staff food chefs
- We value your hard work and recognise your achievements through our colleague recognition programme "Newt Awards" with the opportunity to achieve a variety of amazing rewards including a complimentary Hotel Stay.
- Support from our Employee Assistance Programme for both yourself and your family
- A team that knows how to have fun with regular team engagement activities including monthly Gather and Grow Motivational Speakers and our regular fun squad events, which include activities such as Go-Karting and Wine Tasting, to name but a few.
- Up to 30 days annual leave each year for our full-time team
What we're looking for
- Has an eye for detail and quality and who can react positively and quickly to change
- Proven track record in a fast paced, high quality restaurant or hotel at restaurant manager level for a minimum of two years
- To have a very good working knowledge of local (Somerset) seasonal ingredients.
- Ability to work with multiple departments and utilise them accordingly
- Be comfortable and confident talking to our guests
- Confident yet approachable with outstanding leadership skills
- Great time management, self-motivating and driven
- Great business acumen
- Outstanding attention to detail
- Microsoft Office and good tech skills
- Willingness to develop, grown and keep up with the demands of our developing business
- Passion for food, beverage and luxury hospitality
- Portrays a standard of behaviour, which incorporates impeccable conduct and smart personal appearance
- Previous experience working with ResDiary and communication platform Teams is preferred
Where you'll be working - The Creamery Restaurant
The Creamery Restaurant will welcome visitors to this part of Somerset, and wave passengers off on journeys around the UK. With a big nod to the golden age of travel, the caf will serve a perfectly executed small menu, of brasserie classics that shine a light on the craftmanship of the Newts Butchers, Cheesemakers Bakers and Growers. Leaning on classic cooking methods expect quintessential dishes with a Newt in Somerset focus.
Who are we? - The Newt in Somerset
Nestled within an expanse of rolling fields and steeped in ancient history, our luxury country estate stands as a haven of refined elegance, inviting guests to explore acres of captivating gardens, meandering pathways, and enriching exhibitions - accessible 364 days a year for our members. Our hotel extends a warm welcome, offering a home-away-from-home experience where impeccable service flourishes in an ambiance of unassuming sophistication. Beyond the estate, the Newt's essence remains tangible, with our Ecommerce teams delivering our finest products to homes, while media and membership endeavours keep them informed of our latest developments. Behind the scenes, a tapestry of talented teams - from Housekeeping to HR, Finance to Farming - collaborates harmoniously, crafting an unforgettable journey of growth, development, and innovation, where every contribution creates unparalleled experiences.