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Full Time Chef

White’s Café/Bistro is a new café situated in the stable yard of the historic Gilbert White & The Oates Collections Museum in Selborne.

Experienced full time chef wanted as part of the White’s team. We are looking for a proactive individual to work as part of our kitchen team. As well as daily cafe work White’s also hosts theme evenings once a month, weddings and other events. 

This role is full time and includes weekends, evening and bank holiday work.



Good verbal communication skills


Methodical and well organised

A team player

“Can do” positive attitude


Good written communication skills



Cooking/catering or baking experience

Team working


Cash handling experience

Café supervisor

Hours: 40 hours per week

Monday – Sunday: 5 days out of 7. Daily hours will be 9.30am – 5.30pm (with occasional evenings & occasional change of hours depending on needs of business).

Location: White’s (occasional assistance may be required for events within the grounds)

Job summary: To supervise all front of house activities & work alongside the main chef to make White’s the place to go. The right candidate must have a friendly demeanour with strong attention to service who is able to galvanise the team to do the same.

Your main daily duties & responsibilities will be:

  • The lead host in the café – you will be the friendly, polite host who greets customers
  • Ensuring standards of service are met, including opening up & closing down procedures.
  • Planning & implementing staff rotas for front of house & ensuring sufficient staffing levels for business needs.
  • Following health & safety procedures/hygiene standards & training FOH staff in this area
  • Working with the kitchen to provide and serve the best quality produce in a timely manner
  • Serving hot and cold (including alcoholic) beverages
  • Keeping track of trends in the industry as well as what works/doesn’t work at ‘White’s’ so that we can stay relevant, meet people’s needs & provide what customers want.
  • Cash handling, including cashing up & tracking sales
  • Leading the FOH team & working with the kitchen to increase custom & sales & ensuring customers want to return time & time again.
  • Improving the flow in the café to make sure everyone is served as efficiently as possible & can easily see the available offer.
  • Fully utilising the POS system & introducing new methods of paying & a flexibility of paying at the table so that guests can stay longer & feel able to order extra drinks etc

Other duties will include

  • Working with the museum/FSC/event teams on events & other business demands affecting the whole of the organisation
  • Attending relevant management/team leader meetings
  • Being part of the team who will introduce a zero waste policy & drastically reduce carbon footprint.
  • Creating a great atmosphere for staff & customers alike.
  • Working with the team to take advantage of special GW occasions as well as other key calendar dates & festivities.
  • Recognising all customer demographics & ensuring their needs are provided for. EG children’s activities, LGBTQ friendly, accessible for those less mobile.

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