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General Manager – Full-time – Leeds

Friends of Ham is an award-winning Bar & Charcuterie in Leeds City Centre. A buzzy Continental-style cafe bar with a second venue in Ilkley.

Placing the emphasis on simplicity and quality, Friends of Ham showcases the very finest produce, specialising in charcuterie, cheese, beer and wine made by small artisan producers both locally and from further afield. We pride ourselves on great customer service and friendly, knowledgeable staff.

We are currently looking to hire a General Manager at our established Leeds site.

Your duties will include:

– Ensuring customer expectations are met and exceeded every time
– Ensuring the smooth running of the food and drink operations and that all company standards are maintained
– Ensuring Friends of Ham’s reputation for the quality and range of its beer, wine and food is maintained
– Recruitment and staff training
– Managing stock ordering and control
– Maintaining and improving GPs and driving turnover and profit
– Implementing existing and new company systems

You must:

– have been General Manager at a busy restaurant or bar with a large food element
– inspire and motivate across the team
– be able to demonstrate good financial acumen and be able to work within budgets
– have high standards and attention to detail
– understand the importance of excellent customer service and inspire others to achieve the same high standards
– an enthusiastic self-starter who will take the initiative
– an interest in good food, wine and beer
– a quick learner and a yearning to learn about FoH
– have a good knowledge of the brewing scene

This is a great opportunity to join and become an integral part of a thriving independent business with yet more growth plans for the next couple of years.

If you feel you can bring the necessary experience and passion to the role and are ambitious to succeed within Friends of Ham please send your CV and covering letter explaining what makes you the right person for the job to:

jobs@friendsofham.com

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Floor Staff – Part-time – Ilkley

Friends of Ham is an award-winning Bar & Charcuterie in Leeds City Centre. A buzzy Continental-style cafe bar with a second venue in Ilkley.

Placing the emphasis on simplicity and quality, Friends of Ham showcases the very finest produce, specialising in charcuterie, cheese, beer and wine made by small artisan producers both locally and from further afield. We pride ourselves on great customer service and friendly, knowledgeable staff.

We are currently looking for experienced, part-time waiter/waitress and bar staff to join the team at our Ilkley site. We are looking for people who can demonstrate the following:

– At least 1 years waiting and or bar tending experience in a busy restaurant environment
– A love of quality/ speciality food and drink
– Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn
– Confident, methodical, organised with the ability to work quickly in a fast paced environment

An interest in craft beer and good food is essential for this role.

Friends of Ham is a young company with interesting plans for the future and we actively encourage career progression. If you think you would be interested in joining the team send your CV with covering letter explaining why you are applying for the role to:

jobs@friendsofham.com

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The below vacancies are for our new venture, Ham & Friends, opening this Spring.

General Manager

 Are you passionate about people?

Would you like to work in a diverse environment?

Do you love high quality produce?

Have you a proven track record in managing budgets?

Ham & Friends will bring a restaurant and wine bar as well as a wine shop, food hall and deli to Leeds’ vibrant Northern Quarter. Spread across two floors in the Grand Arcade, we’ll be serving up tasty dishes and pouring and selling a large range of small production, ethically produced wine. The food hall and deli promise a walk-in cheese room with loads of choice, and a charcuterie counter complete with meats, breads, fruit and vegetables. There’ll also be an event space where we’ll host an array of wine, beer and food tastings.

We are currently looking to hire a General Manager to drive our new business, support the development of our staff whilst helping to achieve targets.

Reporting directly to our operations manager and the owners, your duties will include:

– Ensuring customer expectations are met and exceeded every time
– Ensuring the smooth running of the food and drink operations and that all company standards are maintained
– Help build Ham & Friends’ reputation for the quality and range of its wine and food is maintained
– Recruitment and staff training
– Rota management and Human Resources
– Overseeing ordering and stock control
– Maintaining and improving GPs and driving turnover and profit
– Implementing existing and new company systems

You must:

– Have been Hospitality Manager at a busy restaurant or bar with a large food element
– Inspire and motivate across the team
– Be able to demonstrate good financial acumen and be able to work within budgets
– Have high standards and attention to detail
– Understand the importance of excellent customer service and inspire others to achieve the same high standards
– Be an enthusiastic self-starter who will take the initiative
– Have an interest in good food and wine
– Be a quick learner and have an enthusiasm to learn about Ham & Friends

Ham & Friends is a young company with interesting plans for the future and we actively encourage career progression. If you think you would be interested in joining the team send your CV with covering letter explaining why you are applying for the role to:

jobs@hamandfriends.com

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Head Chef

Are you an experienced Chef looking for a new challenge?

Do you love working with the finest ingredients?

Have you had experience in designing menus?

From the people behind Friends of Ham, Ham & Friends will bring a restaurant and wine bar as well as a wine shop, food hall and deli to Leeds’ vibrant Northern Quarter. Spread across two floors in the Grand Arcade, we’ll be serving up tasty dishes and pouring and selling a large range of small production, ethically produced wine. The food hall and deli promise a walk-in cheese room with loads of choice, and a charcuterie counter complete with meats, breads, fruit and vegetables. There’ll also be an event space where we’ll host an array of wine, beer and food tastings.

We are currently looking for a Head Chef to lead our Kitchen team and support menu development.

Are you hands-on and motivated to produce the best?

Have you had experience of developing talent?

Have you been part of a new opening before?

Your main responsibilities include:

– Overall responsibility for daily operations in the kitchen
– Liaising with companies for food purchasing
– Maintaining or raising the profit margins on food
– Producing menus and new dishes
– Managing, training and recruiting kitchen staff

You must:

– Have 2 years experience working in a busy kitchen
– Excellent cooking skills
– An understanding of produce and ingredients
– The ability to write menus that are seasonal, creative and profitable
– Inspire and motivate across the team
– Have financial awareness and be able to use excel spreadsheets
– Have high standards and attention to detail
– Food hygiene qualifications

Ham & Friends is a young company with interesting plans for the future and we actively encourage career progression. If you are interested in joining the team send your CV with covering letter explaining why you think you would be great for the role to:

jobs@hamandfriends.com

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Assistant Manager

Are you passionate about people?

Would you like to work in a diverse environment?

Do you love high quality produce?

From the people behind Friends of Ham, Ham & Friends will bring a restaurant and wine bar as well as a wine shop, food hall and deli to Leeds’ vibrant Northern Quarter. Spread across two floors in the Grand Arcade, we’ll be serving up tasty dishes and pouring and selling a large range of small production, ethically produced wine. The food hall and deli promise a walk-in cheese room with loads of choice, and a charcuterie counter complete with meats, breads, fruit and vegetables. There’ll also be an event space where we’ll host an array of wine, beer and food tastings.

We are currently looking to hire an experienced Assistant Manager to support the General Manager in the running of Ham & Friends.

Are you hands-on and motivated to deliver amazing service through your teams?

Do you thrive to create a fun, motivated team and look to develop them?

Have you been part of a new opening or worked in a multifaceted environment before?

You main responsibilities will include:

– Supporting the General Manager
– Managing busy shifts and ensuring the smooth running of all operations
– Ensuring guest expectations are met and exceeded
– Promoting the bar and events
– Keeping on top of all H & S and Food safety legislation
– Staff training and development to maintain high standards

You must:

– Be able to show examples of how you inspire your teams
– Have financial awareness and be able to use excel spreadsheets
– Have high standards and attention to detail
– Understand the importance of excellent customer service and inspire others to achieve the same high standards
– Hold a personal licence
– First aid & food hygiene qualifications would be beneficial but not essential

Ham & Friends is a young company with interesting plans for the future and we actively encourage career progression. If you are interested in joining the team send your CV with covering letter explaining why you think you would be great for the role to:

jobs@hamandfriends.com