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Head Waiter/Waitress

Wine Bar - FOH - Piccadilly

Contract: Permanent
Salary: Competitive and Benefits

Located in the heart of Piccadilly in our beautiful flagship store. This central London location, offers so much to explore including restaurants, bars, cultural sites, shopping and more, and only a short walk from the Green Park Tube Station and plenty of bus stops.

Waiter/Waitress – Wine Bar

The Wine Bar on the Lower Ground Floor serves a tapas style menu with the finest wines and champagnes at Fortnum and Mason. Open 7 days a week the Wine Bar is the destination for that midweek catch up or pre-dinner drinks.

We are currently looking for passionate Head Waiters/Waitresses to work in our busy Wine Bar helping our customers have a truly enjoyable experience.

Key Accountabilities:
• Run and maintain the appearance of your station and section to the highest degree
• Adhere to the agreed standards of table lay-up and MEP
• Set all tables in accordance with the standards provided
• Take instruction from head waiter, anticipate their requirements
• Provide attentive and prompt service
• React and deal with issues, complaints, breakages, spillages in a manner befitting the restaurant’s ethos
• Create and deliver an extraordinary customer experience, meeting all targets set
• Maintain excellent restaurant standards and cleanliness of fixtures
• Ensure the menus are displayed and accurate
• Ensure grooming standards meet company requirements

We expect the successful candidate to have the following skills and experience:
• Experience as a waiter/waitress – with a knowledge of wine
• Demonstrate an authentic and passionate understanding of brand, menus and restaurant service
• Build up strong relationship with customers in order to encourage repeated visits
• Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time effectively
• Solid interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability to think quickly and rationally to ever-changing situations
• Consistently leading by example

In exchange we offer:

• A competitive salary
• A generous store and restaurant discount of up to 40%
• 28 days holidays pro rata (inc. bank holidays) and an extra day off for your birthday
• A fantastic subsidised staff restaurant which uses Fortnum’s ingredients
• A range of opportunities to develop and grow personally and professionally
• Excellent pension scheme