Assistant Restaurant Manager at The Gate Restaurant, United Kingdom

We are looking for an Assistant Restaurant Manager to join our growing Team in Islington! The aim of the role is to deliver high quality food & beverages to customers, assisting to ensure that the overall business achieves its ultimate potential in that of sales and profitability through creating an environment for customers which is stylish, contemporary, offering high quality “modern” food & beverages with style.

About the Role:

  • To ensure that all guests are welcomed at the door and seated quickly in a courteous, polite and helpful manner and address all guests in the correct manner with the correct title and tend to guests’ requirements promptly
  • To proactively promote and exceed agreed KPI’sSales

- Drink Margin
- Labour percentage
- Training of new employees
- Work effectively to budgets set
- Health and safety audits
- Tasks set by operations management team

  • To be fully converse with the Restaurant operation and to efficiently manage the operation of all shifts
  • To take a keen interest in the current business situation and to bring in sound ideas to increase profit, decrease spending, up selling orders and maximising guests spend where possible
  • To understand the opening and closing of tables, preparing of bills for cash and credit payment, moving tables, splitting tables, database build and management of back of house applications
  • To efficiently administer and action the daily mail, guest report lists, staff rotas, holiday forms and other paperwork that is required to ensure accurate notes are kept and are accessible
  • To effectively communicate with the other departments and colleagues, suppliers and contractors to ensure that all information is communicated to the right addressee
  • To communicate with Head Chef on particular guests’ requirements, and maintain a close and professional working relationship with the kitchen at all times
  • Safety of the working environment in the department is maintained
  • A briefing is held on a daily basis and important events are communicated to all employees
  • To be actively involved in all staff related issues and to handle them in a professional manner
  • Responsible for all departmental induction training and on the job training of new members of staff and also newly promoted staff
  • Assist in conducting appraisals
  • To understand the need for training and development of all individuals and to take a proactive approach in training employees on their responsibilities regarding Fire, Health and Safety and Food Hygiene
  • Any other reasonable duties as requested by the Owner

About The Gate Restaurant

The Gate was established in 1989 by Michael and Adrian Daniel, brothers with an Indo-Iraqi heritage who wanted to recreate the diverse flavours and culinary experiences they had enjoyed as children, eating food with Arabic, Indian and Jewish influences. We started with passion and creativity and we maintain that passion and creativity today. Originally opening in Hammersmith, we have successfully launched other branches in Islington and most recently Marylebone in December 2016.

Join The Gate Family

  • The cooking at the Gate reflects the diverse cultural background in which we grew up – what one might call Indo-Iraqi Jewish. Our grandmothers blended Indian and Arabic cuisines with traditional Jewish food.
  • It seemed perfectly natural that we should apply the same principles at the restaurant. The food we serve is the food of our childhood, modulated by French and Italian influences. When we opened the Gate, we had had no formal training and knew nothing about running a restaurant – we were just a couple of guys who knew what we liked to eat – but we knew that food was sacred and should be celebrated.
  • At the restaurant we try to do just that: celebrate the food. This means, amongst other things, that we source our ingredients with care; we intensify flavour by careful cooking and by combining ingredients in unexpected ways. We try to make our dishes as visually pleasing as possible; and we try and do this in a fun and relaxed way.
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