Get Lucky for Cheltenham Race Week

Do you love the races and want to get involved in the buzz?

Race week runs from 14th-18th March and we are looking for energetic and lively people to join all our sites over race week. Various positions are available, including bar and restaurant roles.

With key locations in Cheltenham and a further three country pubs around the Cotswolds, The Lucky Onion plays a central role in the Race Week celebrations. With special events happening across the group, we need your help to make Race Week unforgettable.

If you are interested in getting involved in this fun and lively experience with great rates of pay and fantastic people, then please send your CV and a covering letter stating which site you would most like to work at and in which position and we will be in touch!

Beverage Manager

The Lucky Onion are now searching for a talented full time Beverage Manager to inspire and coach our friendly team at our award-winning establishment; No.131 The Promenade in Cheltenham, an eleven bedroom hotel with a thriving restaurant and a renowned bar, Crazy Eights.

This managerial role requires creativity and a thorough understanding of bar management and the ability to motivate and manage a staff team. You will thrive in a busy and dynamic environment, retaining a sense of fun, calm and professionalism in equal measure. You will oversee all bars on a day to day basis, including barista, bar and wine service standards, being accountable for sales targets, budgets and stock. Following and developing current trends will be a key part of the role, as will recognising training needs and developing staff. Qualifications in WSET Level 2 would be preferred.

With great attention to detail, the ability to multi task and the desire to give above and beyond expectation you will be confident, self-motivated and approachable, ensuring our guests have exceptional service and enjoy happy, memorable moments with us.

At The Lucky Onion we are proud of our reputation for offering exceptional training and development; providing opportunities to learn from industry leaders and suppliers. If you are interested in this full time role and would enjoy working with a dedicated and professional team who are genuinely passionate about good food and drink; we would be delighted to hear from you.
To apply for this role please send your CV outlining your experience.

Our generous staff benefits include:
• Excellent career opportunities within a growing and dynamic company
• Great company incentives and rewards
• Employee discounts on our products and in our restaurants and hotels
• Extensive training and development opportunities with industry leaders

Host

The Lucky Onion are looking for a talented and friendly Host to join our highly regarded front of house team at our award winning establishment in Cheltenham. No. 131 is a classic Georgian Grade II* villa which has been restored to create a beautiful restaurant and bar with 11 very comfortable, individually furnished boutique bedrooms.

Our ideal candidate will have outstanding communication skills and a passion for providing exceptional service and a warm welcome to our guests.

With the ability to multi-task, you will be dedicated, organised and efficient with a positive outlook and a sense of fun and professionalism in equal measure.

This is a varied role which but will concentrate on an exceptional guest journey, being the first point of contact with the guests as they begin their stay at 131, whether it is as a diner in our restaurant, a business meeting in one of our private rooms or as a resident in the hotel. The role will also involve taking guest reservations, liaising with departments and dealing with guest queries.

Previous experience working in a customer service role or similar hospitality role will be a massive plus, as would a desire to progress your career in the industry. Flexibility to work daytimes, evening shifts and weekends is essential.

To apply for this full time opportunity please send your CV and a cover letter, explaining why you would be suitable for this role.

Our generous staff benefits include:
• A competitive salary
• Excellent career opportunities within a growing and dynamic company
• Great company incentives and rewards
• Employee discounts on our products and in our restaurants and hotels
• Extensive training and development opportunities with industry leaders
• Company pension scheme

Commis Chef

The Lucky Onion are now searching for a talented Commis to join our highly regarded kitchen team at 131, The Promenade, our award winning boutique hotel in the heart of Cheltenham.

Our ideal candidate will have a passion for high quality, seasonal foods and provenance; delivering exceptional, inspired dishes and menu selections. Previous experience working in a busy, creative and dynamic kitchen will be a massive plus as would a desire to grow, learn and progress your career within the industry.

At The Lucky Onion we are proud of our reputation for offering exceptional training and development as well as giving opportunities to learn from our talented Head Chefs, local artisans, suppliers and leaders in the culinary field.

If you are interested in working with a growing and dynamic company and a friendly, fun and professional team who are passionate about good food and drink; we would be delighted to hear from you. Please send your CV detailing your skills and experience.

Our generous staff benefits include:
• A competitive salary (commensurate with experience)
• Excellent career opportunities within a growing and dynamic company
• Great company incentives and rewards
• Employee discounts on our products and in our restaurants and hotels
• Extensive training and development opportunities with industry leaders
• Generous holiday allowance (increasing with years of service)

Chef de Partie

The Lucky Onion are now searching for a talented Chef De Partie to join our highly regarded kitchen team at 131 The Promenade; our fine boutique hotel in the heart of Cheltenham.
Ideal candidates will have previous experience working as a Chef De Partie across all sections in a busy, creative and dynamic kitchen. With good culinary knowledge and an aptitude for learning, you will have a passion for high quality, seasonal foods and provenance and a desire to grow, learn and progress your career in the industry.

Responsibilities
• To prepare, cook and serve food within your responsibility, ensuring that the highest possible food quality is maintained and that agreed standards for food preparation and presentation are met at all times
• To supervise staff members working with you, providing constructive feedback
• To understand the development of menus and dishes, producing costings and monitoring portion sizes to maintain profit margins
• To assist the Head Chef to develop new, inspiring dishes and menu changes
This is a great opportunity for an experienced Demi Chef De Partie who is looking to develop their supervisory skills, working alongside a passionate and committed team.

At 131 The Promenade, we are proud of our reputation for offering exceptional training and development and giving opportunity to learn from our talented Head Chef, local artisans, suppliers and leaders in the culinary field. If you are interested in this full time role and would enjoy working with a friendly, fun and professional team who are passionate about good food; we would be delighted to hear from you.
Please send us your CV detailing your knowledge, skills and experience.

Our generous staff benefits include:
• A competitive salary (commensurate with experience)
• Excellent career opportunities within a growing and dynamic company
• Great company incentives and rewards
• Employee discounts on products and in our other restaurants and hotels
• Extensive training and development opportunities with industry leaders
• Generous holiday allowance (increasing with years of service)
• Company pension

Bartender

The Lucky Onion are now searching for experienced bartenders to join our talented bar team at No.131 and Crazy Eights. A real passion for cocktails, craft beers and service is a must, as is a sense of fun, showmanship and professionalism in equal measure.

You will be creative and confident, contributing to our guest experiences by providing thoughtful and individual service with clever and unexpected touches; always giving above and beyond expectation.

Experience of busy bars and quality cocktails would be a massive plus, as would a desire to progress your career in the industry.

If you are inspired to work for The Lucky Onion and love all that we stand for – we would be delighted to hear from you. To apply for this role please send us your CV and a Cover letter detailing your knowledge, skills and experience.

Our generous staff benefits include:
• A competitive salary (commensurate with experience)
• Excellent career opportunities within a growing and dynamic company
• Great company incentives and rewards
• Employee discounts on our products and in our restaurants and hotels
• Access to a Drinks Academy Programme with World class training opportunities and WSET qualifications

Senior Sous Chef

The Lucky Onion are searching for a talented Senior Sous Chef to join our highly regarded kitchen team at our popular restaurant and 11 bedroom boutique hotel; 131 The Promenade in Cheltenham.

Our ideal candidate will have a passion for quality, seasonal foods and provenance, delivering exceptional, inspired dishes and menu selections. With experience working as a Sous Chef or in an equivalent role, you will have outstanding culinary skills, creative flair as well as an exemplary attention to detail.

At The Lucky Onion we are proud of our reputation for offering exceptional training and development and giving opportunity to learn from our talented Head Chef, local artisans, suppliers and leaders in the culinary field. This is a great opportunity for an ambitious, self-motivated Sous Chef seeking to grow their leadership skills; working in a dynamic and fast paced environment; creating fine cuisine with fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Reporting to the Head Chef you will be responsible for the smooth running of the kitchen, championing company standards, values and procedures. You will work positively and productively with the Front of House team and our brigade of chefs to ensure consistency of food quality and to maintain a motivated and engaged team.

The chosen applicant will have a minimum of 2 Rosette experience at senior level with experience of delivering over 100 covers. You will have strong commercial awareness, a thorough understanding of kitchen leadership and a desire to progress your career within the industry. You will thrive under pressure; retaining a sense of calm, fun and professionalism in equal measure.

To apply for this opportunity please send us your CV and a cover letter detailing your knowledge, skills and experience to jobs@theluckyonion.com

Our generous staff benefits include:
• A competitive salary
• Excellent career opportunities within a growing and dynamic company
• Great company incentives and rewards
• Employee discounts on our products and in our restaurants and hotels
• Extensive training and development opportunities with industry leaders
• Company pension scheme

Chef de Rang

Are you a knowledgeable and confident Chef de Rang looking for a new role? 131 in Cheltenham are now looking for an experienced Chef de Rang to help 131 maintain their excellent reputation. 131 is a classic Georgian Grade II* villa which has been restored to create a beautiful restaurant and bar with 11 very comfortable, individually furnished boutique bedrooms.

Under the guidance of the Restaurant Manager you will be responsible for ensuring a high standard of service. This role is extremely important to inspire and grow our restaurant team and the successful candidate will have a love for food and wine; setting an example to our team by giving exceptional guest service and ensuring a high quality dining experience to complement the beautiful setting at 131.

We are looking for a highly skilled professional with experience in a similar role and with passion and commitment to exceeding guest expectations in relation to courtesy, professionalism and prompt service. A good sense of humour and great team building skills would be a huge benefit as would the desire to progress and thrive in an exciting and developing business.

To apply for this opportunity please send us your CV detailing your skills and experience.

Reasons to join us:
• A competitive salary (commensurate with experience)
• Excellent career opportunities within a growing and dynamic company
• Great company incentives and rewards
• Employee discounts on our products and in our restaurants and hotels
• Extensive training and development opportunities with industry leaders
• Company Pension Scheme

Bar Supervisor

The Lucky Onion are now searching for an experienced Bar Supervisor to join our talented bar team at No.131 and Crazy Eights. A real passion for cocktails, craft beers and service is essential, as is a sense of fun, showmanship and professionalism in equal measure.

You will be creative and confident, contributing to our guest experiences by providing thoughtful and individual service with clever and unexpected touches; always giving above and beyond expectation. This is a great opportunity for an ambitious individual seeking to grow their bar management skills; working in a dynamic and fast paced environment with a passionate and committed team.

Great product knowledge and experience of busy bars and quality cocktails is a requirement for this role, as is a desire to progress your career in the industry.

If you are inspired to work for The Lucky Onion, are happy to work evenings and weekends and love all that we stand for – we would be delighted to hear from you. To apply for this role please send us your CV and a cover letter detailing your knowledge, skills and experience.

Our generous staff benefits include:
• A competitive salary (commensurate with experience)
• Excellent career opportunities within a growing and dynamic company
• Great company incentives and rewards
• Employee discounts on our products and in our restaurants and hotels
• Access to a Drinks Academy Programme with World class training opportunities and WSET qualifications

Full Time Waiting Staff

The Lucky Onion are now looking for full time and experienced waiting staff to join our friendly front of house team at 131 The Promenade in Cheltenham.

A genuine passion for great food and a desire to provide exceptional service and a warm welcome to our guests is a must for this role. Experience of busy and energetic restaurants is essential, as would a desire to progress your career in the industry.

Our ideal candidates will be self-motivated, personable and approachable with a sense of fun and professionalism in equal measure. With the ability to multi-task, you will be organised and efficient with a keen eye for detail and a desire to give above and beyond expectation – treating every guest as a VIP.

At The Lucky Onion we are proud of our reputation for offering exceptional training and development; providing opportunities to learn from industry leaders and suppliers. If you are interested in this full time opportunity and would enjoy working with a dedicated and professional team who are passionate about great food and drink; we would be delighted to hear from you.

To apply for this full time role, please send us your current CV detailing your skills and experience.
Our generous staff benefits include:
• Excellent career opportunities within a growing and dynamic company
• Great company incentives and rewards
• Employee discounts on our products and in our restaurants and hotels
• Extensive training and development opportunities with industry leaders
• Company Pension

Night Porter

The Lucky Onion are currently looking for an experienced Night Porter to join the Front of House team at our award winning establishment No.131 The Promenade in Cheltenham.
Our ideal candidate will pride themselves on providing exceptional levels of service; ensuring that the quality of our guest experience is a consistently high standard day and night. This is a responsible role for a proactive and reliable individual who is able to work independently; taking reservations, managing reception, being attentive to guest needs and taking responsibility for the security and smooth running of the hotel throughout the night.

With the ability to multi-task, you will be dedicated, organised and efficient with an excellent attention to detail, good administration skills and a strong sense of ownership. Being approachable and polite is a must for this guest facing role.

Previous experience working as a Night Porter or in a responsible front of house role will be a massive plus, as would a desire to progress your career in the industry.
If you are inspired to work for The Lucky Onion, love all that we stand for and are happy to work nights – we would be delighted to hear from you. To apply for this role please send us your CV and a cover letter detailing your skills and experience.
Our generous staff benefits include:
• A competitive salary (commensurate with experience)
• Excellent career opportunities within a growing and dynamic company
• Great company incentives and rewards
• Employee discounts on our products and in our restaurants and hotels
• Extensive training and development opportunities
• Company Pension Scheme

Restaurant Manager

The Lucky Onion are now searching for an experienced restaurant manager to join our highly regarded staff team at our award winning establishment; No 131 The Promenade in Cheltenham. A genuine passion for high quality, seasonal food and an ability to provide exceptional service and a friendly, welcoming environment for our guests is a must for this role.

With the ability to multi-task, you will be organised and efficient with a keen eye for detail. You will be a skilled manager with knowledge and experience of running busy restaurants. Our ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, strong business acumen and a sense of fun and professionalism in equal measure. Two years experience in a 2 Rosette Restaurant would be a preferred.

At The Lucky Onion we are proud of our reputation for offering exceptional training and opportunities to grow professionally. If you are interested in this full time role and would enjoy working with a dedicated team who share your passion for great food and exceptional service; we would be delighted to hear from you.

To apply for this role please send your CV and a cover letter detailing your knowledge, skills and experience.

Our generous staff benefits include:
• A competitive salary (commensurate with experience)
• Excellent career opportunities within a growing and dynamic company
• Great company incentives and rewards
• Company Pension
• Employee discounts on our products and in our restaurants and hotels
• Professional development opportunities with industry leaders