Ever wondered what’s it all about in the restaurant and bar of a 5 star hotel? Well we do things a little bit different; we love fun dining not fine dining. Hartnett Holder & Co is our award-winning restaurant, we are an Italian restaurant – we buy seasonal ingredients and cook them in an Italian way.
Here at Hartnett Holder & Co we don’t get hung up on trying to be the best restaurant in the world, we just want to be everybody’s favourite. You would be joining a team where passion and drive are a big deal, come and learn what we do, how we do it and have fun in the process.
The courtyard bar plus restaurant bar are gathering places for hotel guests and locals. The courtyard exudes warmth and welcomes our guests with everything from a hot chocolate by the fire in winter to a fresh cooling cocktail in summer. We love our staff to be creative in the bar and delight our guests – we’ll encourage you to get out in the garden and pick some herbs for your cocktail creations.
Team spirit is key, everyone’s ideas are heard and discussed in regular meetings, we continually seek to be the best we can be and know we need our team to do this. The management actively encourage learning with regular menu testing and beverage briefings with our own team and craft training with external suppliers and brand partners – how do you know what the food tastes like if you haven’t eaten it!
Lead by our renowned Head Chef Angela Hartnett, our pop-up restaurants are an opportunity for food and beverage staff to work with some of the UK’s top chefs including Rick Steins. Mark Hix, Tom Kerridge, Michelle Roux and many more.
For those who truly want to learn you have full licence to ask as many questions as humanly possible, the only silly question is the one you don’t ask!!
First – and last – impressions count and our Front of House Reception teams are often the first people our guests meet. The teams set the tone for our guests’ stays, making a warm and memorable first impression for when they walk through our doors and ensuring that everything has gone above and beyond their expectations before they leave. We have teams who love to make guest smile everyday with high standards and great attention to detail.
From welcoming guests and showing them to their rooms, to completing paperwork, payments and ensuring special requests are met, the teams are at the heart of all lines of communication and on top of everything that’s going on in the hotel.
For us it’s all about personality – the fine details can be trained, however a warm, engaging and positive personality can’t!
We are lucky to work with an amazing selection of high profile clients at Lime Wood, both leisure guests and brands. We could be asked to organise anything from a creative planning session, a 50th Birthday to remember, a VIP Wedding or an international product launch. On top of this, since the launch of HH&Co Backstage, we have also had the pleasure of welcoming Chefs such as Tom Kerridge, Rick Stein, Michel Roux Junior and Paul Ainsworth (along with many more!) at our Angela & Co Pop Ups.
The ideal personality traits of a successful Events Team candidate would be someone that is creative, energetic, friendly, happy and most importantly hard working. Although we get to plan lots of lovely events, working with such high profile guests can be very demanding and time is very much of the essence. You need to be good at working under pressure, sometimes at the last minute. Events isn’t a 9-5 job, but very much worth the hard work when you see an event come together.
We have a lively and experienced team at Lime Wood. Each person in the team brings a different skill set, we work very closely and therefore it’s important to be a team player and enjoy each other’s company. We have regular team socials, with or without wine. It can’t always be about work!
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