Front of House / Shop Staff

£10.55 hourly
  • Ms
  • Kings Cross, London, UK
  • Aug 29, 2019
Part-time Front of House: Waiter/Waitress Front of House: Host Front of House: Sommelier

About us

Bodega Rita’s is based on Lower Stable Street in Coal Drops Yard. Drawing influence from corner shops found across the US from the North to the South, the global deli exhibits the best of North American comfort food. Bodega Rita’s serves its takeaway sandwiches at lunchtime by day to drinks and small plates at night. Founders Gabriel and Missy uphold the traditions in cultures they witnessed throughout their travels and bring these back to the deli, using ingredients sourced much closer to home.

Bodega Rita's is part of Rita's Dining founded by Missy and Gabe in 2012.  We are both committed to building long term, lasting relationships with everyone who works in our business and always do whatever is in our reach to enhance both your time with us and your longer term career goals. 

 Gabriel is an experienced, self taught cook who, outside of Rita's, has spent time at The Marksman, Brawn, Brat, Lilia and Estela in New York and more. 

Missy regularly contributes to panels and workshops about women in food/business.

Role description

We are looking for an experienced deli/wine shop staff member to join our team working on a part time basis at our Bodega and Sandwich shop in Kings Cross. 

It is open 7 days a week with sociable hours

10:30-6pm Monday to Friday

11am-7pm Saturday

11am-5pm Sunday

This role is for 3 days a week and would suit someone with other part time work, a parent, student etc.

You will be working with Spasia, our Operational Manager and Head Chef who makes delicious, fresh, quality deli-style sandwiches in a busy lunch time grab and go. We need someone who is comfortable selling wine, with prior front of house experience and knowledge of deli / shop work is an advantage. 

We have a Natural wine programme led by Missy and her brother Cameron who is wine buyer for Bao and Xu restaurants (JKS). You are encouraged to get involved in wine trainings, tastings and special events too. 

We run a guest chef series which means you will at times get to work alongside other great chefs and talents in F&B. Previous and confirmed guests include Ali Borer (Smoking Goat) Oli Brown (Duck Duck Goose), Anais Van Manen (Bao, Snackbar) , Chris Leach (Manteca) , Riaz Phillips (Bellyful, Vice), Nud Dudhia (Breddos)





  • To be punctual and ready to work at the allotted time in order to be ready for opening to guests.
  • To maintain a hygienic, clean and safe working environment at all times in accordance with the law and the company policies.
  • To monitor stock levels daily to ensure Bodega Rita’s neither runs out nor is over stocked and cause wastage - reports to Manager 
  • To cash up and perform end of day duties such as handover notes, close down checklist etc.
  • Take forms to ensure the best, most efficient and hygienic running of the shop - This is overseen by management. 
  • To process all food orders in a quick and efficient manner in accordance with the service guidelines of the company.
  • To report to Management any and all complaints, incidents, accidents or other irregularities on a daily basis.
  • To carry out any reasonable request made by management , delegating only where appropriate.
  • To thoroughly familiarise yourself with all current menus and forth coming promotions, menu changes, specials etc. to actively maintain an interest in the products that we serve and engage both guests and staff with that knowledge, to lead by example and encourage any team members to do the same.
  • To wear uniform correctly when required and to be dressed smartly and comfortably in accordance with your position. 

Ideal candidate

The shop is small, with an emphasis on quick service, with friendly, approachable guest interaction. This is not the role for someone who wants to hide away behind the counter!

There is often just one chef on service with one front of house so you must work quickly and be well organised, keep a tidy work space and be self motivated. Someone who has experience of  working in a fast -service cafe/ deli would be and advantage, as well as an individual who shares our passion for travel, global exploration , food references, great natural wine and delicious well made food. 




Perks, incentives or benefits offered

Wine training

Sociable hours

Specific training offered or provided for this role, if any.

On the job training