Events Assistant / Assistant Restaurant Manager

Expiring today

Location
Kent, Kings Hill
Salary
£25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted
26 Apr 2018
Closes
24 May 2018
Ref
LH - EARA
Contact
Lydia Harrington
Job Level
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client a stylish restaurant and upmarket cocktail bar in Mid Kent are recruiting an experienced Assistant Restaurant Manager with Events experience to join their growing team..
They offer London standards of food, service, cocktails and ambience creating a welcoming atmosphere for any time of day.
Established over 15 years ago, our clients offer an imaginative dining experience with robust and creative dishes on offer to set the taste buds alight.
Offering classy cocktails and an extensive wine list it is a hive of activity from brunch to late in the evening and is perfectly suited for both social and business gatherings.
Events (including weddings/cocktail making master classes) are held throughout the year ensuring this vibrant operation's profitability and growth for the future.

The role
Working alongside the Events and Restaurant Manager this is a varied role in which you really can have the best of both worlds.
2/3 of the time you will be helping the Events Manager in organising the exciting events which are held by the business over the course of the year. The rest of the time you will be Assistant Manager within the busy restaurant.
Previous events experience is needed as well as some experience gained within a restaurant. There will be evening and weekend work so you must be fully flexible to cover these times. There are over 20 events run a year so this is a busy role where no two days will be the same. The ability to multi task is a must as is the flexibility to turn your hand to two different yet fulfilling jobs.
In the restaurant there are 70 covers during the day/night this increases to 110 in the summer. There is a heavy weekend trade. With 50 members of staff a team of 13 chefs and bar team of 6.
You will get involved in the following duties
Events -
Working with the Events Manager to plan set up and run events
Planning event aspects, such as venue, seating, dining, and guest list
*Delegating event planning tasks to other staff members where necessary
*Demonstrating to clients strong knowledge of the venue and vendor offerings and taking clients on tours of the venue and it's possibilities
*Coordinating event entertainment, including music, performers, and guest speakers
*Staying under budget while planning event specifications
*Issuing invoices and collecting payments in a timely manner, and creating comprehensive and readable financial reports
*Managing and overseeing events on the day of, including problem-solving, welcoming guests, directing event set-up, communicating with staff, and organising vendors
Restaurant
* Welcoming customers into the restaurant
* Liaising with customers, employees and suppliers in a friendly, professional manner
Ensuring smooth running of the restaurant
Dealing with any customer complaints in a professional manner
* Ensuring compliance with licensing, hygiene and health and safety
* Handling administration and paperwork
* Making improvements to the running of the business and developing the restaurant

Requirements
* At least 2 years experience as a restaurant manager within a similar operation
Some events planning experience
* Smart presentable and friendly
* Able to manage different disciplines within the restaurant
* Able to cope in a fast paced restaurant but remain calm under pressure

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