About the Role:
Hogs Back Brewery has been successfully brewing its award-winning ales and lagers since 1992 from its home on Manor Farm in the village of Tongham, Surrey.
More recently, it opened a Brewery Tap, comprising:
- the Bar in a converted hop kiln with a wood-burner
- the Hangar, which is used one month of the year for the hop harvest but for the rest of the year doubles as an event space
- the marquee, with wood-fired pizza oven, which is being developed with a “café” feel
- the beer garden, overlooking the hop garden and beautiful Surrey countryside
The Tap sells our own range of beers, served fresh from the cellar, together with a range of wines, spirits, soft drinks, and hot beverages. The full kitchen serves a range of mains, sides, desserts, specials and sharing platters and has just started serving Sunday roasts. Food is sourced locally wherever possible.
There is an active programme of live music, alternative comedy, charity quizzes and special events which are well-attended, and we have started to host wedding receptions, private parties, and corporate events.
Currently open Thursdays-Sundays inclusive, there are plans to increase opening hours to run a full seven-day a week operation to meet the growing demand and to optimise additional opportunities.
The Bar has 45 covers, the marquee 50, beer garden 160-200 and Hop Hall approximately 180, our annual Hop Harvest party weekend attracts up to 3000 visitors.
Working alongside our ever-growing team of chefs in our new kitchen, you will help prepare a wide range of dishes to the highest standards, from Sunday roasts to Sharing Platters, Loaded Nachos to Lasagne, Charcuterie Boards to Vegan Burgers. You will also help prepare our pizzas and garlic bread for our wood-fired pizza oven and slice them ready for serving to the table. You will plate up and have an eye for detail for the presentation of all the dishes.
You must be able to fit into the sleeves-rolled-up, entrepreneurial culture of the business, as brewing remains our prime raison d’être and the quality of our beer is an important part of maintaining our brand reputation.
Our role in the local community is important to us and we are focussed on a range of environmental initiatives across the business to make our operation more sustainable - more specifically for the Tap, to reduce food miles and unnecessary wastage, together with local sourcing where possible.
Previous experience desirable but not essential. Level 2 (or above) Food Hygiene certification a must.
Hourly rate, dependent on experience.
If you have what it takes, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a covering letter and your CV.